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Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction


Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2017 New York Book Auction will feature a wide variety of numismatic books from around the world, including material from the libraries of Tom Cederlind and Italo Vecchi.

The sale includes 400 lots covering ancient, medieval and modern foreign coins, as well as U.S. numismatics. A PDF of the full catalogue has been posted on the Kolbe & Fanning website at The printed catalogue will be mailed to current customers by the end of the week. The sale will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017, beginning at 12:30 p.m. eastern time, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan in conjunction with the 2017 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC).

Some highlights include the following:

  • Lot 33: Boehringer’s important 1929 Die Münzen von Syrakus
  • Lot 36: The 1514 first edition of Guillaume Budé’s De asse et partibus eius, the first printed numismatic book
  • Lot 76: The impressive five-volume 1708 folio edition of Goltzius, including the magnificent Icones volume
  • Lot 106: A charming 1525 first edition copy of Huttich on Roman coins, generally regarded as the second substantially illustrated numismatic book
  • Lot 112: A lovely original set of Collection R. Jameson
  • Lot 128: A complete twenty-volume set of the extraordinary Trésor de numismatique et de glyptique, perhaps the most lavish illustrated compendium on the subject ever published, in pleasing modern bindings
  • Lots 297 and 298: First edition copies of Maurice Prou’s highly important works on Merovingian and Carolingian coins
  • Lot 325: An extremely rare compilation recording the Vatican collection of Chinese coins, one of 11 sets produced by R.B. White
  • Lot 344: Combined deluxe presentation editions of the Bowers & Ruddy Garrett and Bowers & Merena Norweb collections
  • Lot 377: A complete set of the Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, one of the most important popular coin collecting publications of the 20th century.

coljamAs mentioned above, printed catalogues are being mailed to established clients and a PDF of the catalogue has been posted to the main website. In about a week, prospective bidders will be able to access the live online catalogue and register to bid through We will send out notice when this is available.

As always, viewing of selected lots will be held in the Library Suite on the 18th Floor of the Waldorf-Astoria in the days leading up to the sale. More information on this and on participating in the sale will be included in future announcements.

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed auction firm in the State of Ohio and is conducting the sale in conjunction with Marissa Russell, auctioneer. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at or email David Fanning at [email protected]. We look forward to your participation.

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