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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 13, March 26, 2000, Article 4

KOLBE BASS IV CATALOG AVAILABLE 

   George Kolbe reports: "The fourth and final major section of the 
   Harry W. Bass, Jr. Numismatic Library will be sold at public 
   auction during the Long Beach, California Coin Convention on 
   June 10, 2000. The catalogue has been printed and will be sent 
   out in early May. 

   Catalogues may be ordered by sending $25.00 to George 
   Frederick Kolbe, P.O. Drawer 3100, Crestline, CA 92325. 
   In the meantime, the catalogue is accessible at our web site: 
   http://www.numislit.com/.   The estimates of the 600 lots in 
   the sale total some $250,000 and many great American rarities 
   are featured: Colonel Green $5 & $10 Gold photographic 
   albums; a unique 1868 manuscript on American copper coins by 
   Henry Phillips; American Numismatic Association "Official 
   Publication No. 1"; an 1881 Andrews on cents; sets of The 
   Numismatist, AJN, and rare E. Mason periodicals; dozens of 
   plated Chapman sales, including a superb Henderson; John 
   Robinson's 1875 "Subscription" Crosby; superb paper money 
   rarities (Ormsby, Lee Confederate, Bond Detectors, Heaths, 
   unique copies of Schultz, many more); unique research materials 
   on fractional California gold coins; Linderman's 1867 "Rules" 
   concerning patterns; an original inventory of Waldo Newcomb's 
   American colonial coins; etc. 

   Presently, we're working on our June 13th sale (catalogues will 
   be sent free to all ordering Bass 4 - also available online in late 
   April).  Featured are "great" antiquarian numismatic works , 
   including the first edition -1517- of the first illustrated numismatic 
   book, a superb library on Renaissance medals, key works on 
   virtually all numismatic topics. Between the two sales, a half 
   million dollars of rare and desirable numismatic publications will 
   be offered for sale in a three day period." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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