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Numismatic Books – More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 21-22 Sale


Kolbe & Fanning’s 143rd sale of numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, and bids are beginning to come in. The two-part sale features a remarkable library of early American auction catalogues, as well as a wide variety of works on foreign, ancient and U.S. coins.

The sale is arranged in two parts. The first, featuring 293 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, October 21. Bidders may participate in this part of the sale in advance via mail, phone, fax or email–or on the day of the sale through our live bidding platform at auction.numislit.com. Register in advance, browse lots and place bids at your leisure: all lots in the first part are illustrated in the online catalogue. Live bidding will commence at noon eastern time on October 21.

The second part of the sale features over 800 lots, and will be conducted as a traditional mail-bid sale (with no online component). This second part of the sale will close at 9:00 pm eastern time on Saturday, October 22. Bids may be placed via mail, phone, fax or email; bids will be treated as limits and reduced as competition dictates.

Some highlights include the following:

Lot 258:

fordcopyJohn J. Ford’s exceptional copy of the foundational 1851 Roper sale, the first major coin sale held in the United States.

Lot 145: a fine, original plated Mougey sale (Thomas Elder, 1910); other plated Elder sales present include the 1929 Lawrence sale with all 22 plates, among others

Lot 115: a wonderful plated copy of S.H. Chapman’s 1913 Lyman sale, signed by the cataloguer, ex the Lester Merkin library; the sale also features a plated 1916 Charles Gregory catalogue, among other plated catalogues of the Chapman brothers

Lot 133: Edward Cogan’s 1874 Sanford catalogue with photographic plates, including the first photographic depiction of an 1804 dollar at auction

Lots 139: a beautifully bound 1875 Crosby, with the Maris Woodburytype plate included

Lot 212: the New York Coin & Stamp Company’s 1892 Woodside pattern sale, with plates

Lot 96: a virtually complete set of 117 hardcover Bowers & Merena catalogues (1986-2004)

Lot 152: a complete set of Ed Frossard’s legendary Numisma

Lot 34: Dewerdeck’s monumental 1711 Silesia Numismatica

Lot 5: the deluxe 3-volume slipcased edition of Boutin’s reconstruction of the Pozzi collection

Lot 51: Muntoni on paper coins

Printed catalogues have been mailed to established clients; a PDF of the catalogue has been posted to the main numislit.com website for those who prefer to read online. In addition, prospective bidders are able to access the live online catalogue and register to bid in Part I of the sale through auction.numislit.com.

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com or email David Fanning at [email protected]. We look forward to your participation.

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