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The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 42, October 2, 2005, Article 3

KOLBE SALE #97 PRICES REALIZED

George Kolbe forwarded the following release about the
results of his latest sale: "George Frederick Kolbe/Fine
Numismatic Books reports that the September 29, 2005
Auction Sale 97 of Important Numismatic Books attracted
spirited bidding throughout the United States and from many
other countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada,
Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico,
Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland,
and the United Arab Emirates. The sale featured a number
of works from the numismatic library of Vladimir and Elvira
Clain-Stefanelli, longtime curators of the numismatic
department at the Smithsonian Institution.

A few notable sale results follow. All prices cited include the
15% buyer premium. One of the highlights in the sale was a
substantial run of Zeitschrift fŁr Numismatik, 28 of the first
31 volumes, 1874-1914, which sold for $10,925 on a $7,500
estimate; Gielowís rare 1930 work on the ancient Greek coins
of Dankle-Messana attracted many bids and sold for $604
on a $350 estimate; a collection of offprints on ancient Greek
coins from the Clain-Stefanelli library brought $747 on a $300
estimate; Mint Directorís A. L. Snowdenís copy of Edwin
Johnsonís rare little 1882 work on Bolen medals was avidly
sought after, selling for $1,495 on a $400 estimate; and Amon
Carterís deluxe leatherbound edition of B. Max Mehlís famous
1941 William Forrester Dunham auction of rare American coins,
featuring documentation from Mehl on Carterís 1822 half eagle,
ultimately brought $3,680 though estimated at $1,250. A few
copies of the sale catalogue are still available and may be
obtained, along with a prices realized list, by sending $15.00
to Kolbe."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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