The bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com, currently includes over 1,350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. Easy to use, designed for both browsing and focused searching, numislit.com is the leading source for new and rare out-of-print books on U.S. coins, world coins, ancients, medals, tokens, and any number of esoteric numismatic specialties.
Prices range from $10 to $4,000. Check us out at numislit.com. We offer free domestic Media Mail shipping on all website orders $100 and over.
August Fixed Price Catalogue Now Available
Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their August fixed price catalogue, featuring rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Including works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue offers a wide variety of material.
A few highlights from this offering include:
- Both Volumes of Alfoldi’s Caesar in 44 v. Chr.
- The First Edition of the First Numismatic Book: Budé’s 1514 De Asse et Partibus Ejus
- Original Copy of Desneaux on Akanthos
- Herbert Cahn’s Classic Work on the Coinage of Knidos
- A Presentation Copy of Andrew McFarland Davis on Massachusetts Bay Currency
- A Rare Original Set of Papadopoli’s Magnificent Work on Venice.
The catalogue is being published only in PDF form. No printed catalogue will be issued. It is being distributed first to those customers of ours who have signed up for our email list. You can sign up for our mailing list on our website at numislit.com. Kolbe & Fanning regularly issues similar fixed price PDF catalogues, so make sure you are among the first to know of them: most items offered are one of a kind.
Please email Kolbe & Fanning at email@example.com or call our office at (614) 414-0855 to purchase items. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Kolbe & Fanning and The Asylum win Numismatic Literary Guild Awards
The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) has honored the pursuit of numismatic literature with three of their Annual Writer’s Competition Awards at their gala last Thursday at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver.
Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction catalogue (Source: PDF) won in the category of “Best Auction Catalog, Books and Exonumia”.
The Asylum, the quarterly publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)–of which Maria Fanning is editor–won “Best Issue, Small-Circulation and other Non-Profit or Club Numismatic Publications” for their Autumn 2016 issue entitled “The Future of Numismatic Literature“.
David Fanning also won “Best Column” for his column “Off the Shelf,” published in The Asylum. Read this column and other articles by David and George Kolbe in the Articles tab at numislit.com.
Download the winning issue of The Asylum and join the NBS to receive future issues of its multiple award-winning publication.
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Important Changes to Online Bidding Process
When placing absentee online bids in our auctions, please note that it is essential to place your maximum bids. The Auction Mobility platform is designed to place bids privately, so that other bidders will not know that a lot has been bidden upon until the live sale is in progress. This means that you will not know of the bids placed by others, however, and just because it is possible to place a minimal bid on a lot does not mean that someone else hasn’t already placed a higher bid. Your absentee bids will be executed during the live portion of the auction. We are working with Auction Mobility to add current absentee bidding levels to future sales.
Kolbe & Fanning are always happy to provide advice and guidance on the bidding process, and we are happy to accept bids via email, fax, mail or phone for those who wish to bid in these ways.
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CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning
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Numismatic Bookseller Dr. David Fanning is this week’s guest on the CoinWeek Podcast.
Alongside partner George Kolbe – a noted numismatist in his own right – their company Kolbe & Fanning has changed the face of the numismatic book market, offering more than just seldom-seen selections of books and literary archive material. The scholarly duo’s research into these items has added tremendously to our understanding of the hobby’s past.
In this episode of the CoinWeek podcast editor Charles Morgan talks to Dr. David Fanning about antiquarian numismatic books, the colorful characters of our hobby’s past, the ever-changing market for numismatic knowledge, Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming Sale 143, and why serious collectors care so much about this preserving this aspect of the coin collecting hobby.
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Free Shipping for Orders $100 and Over
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Consigning to a Kolbe & Fanning Sale
Kolbe & Fanning always welcome significant consignments of rare and important numismatic publications to our upcoming sales. Prospective consignors are encouraged to contact us for additional details. David Fanning can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 414-0855. Please do not send books without discussing them with us beforehand.