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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 2

KOLBE ONE-HUNDREDTH NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SALE

George Kolbe reports that catalogs for all four parts of his 100th
numismatic literature sale are available online at
Numislit.com .  We've published many of the sale
highlights before.   The following are some excerpts from the
sale's press release:

"Announcing Auction Sale 100 - Parts One to Four: On Saturday,
June 3, 2006, George Frederick Kolbe/Fine Numismatic Books will
conduct their 100th auction sale, issued in four catalogues, at
the Long Beach, California Coin and Collectibles Expo. Each
catalogue may be ordered by sending $15.00 to Kolbe at P. O. Drawer
3100, Crestline, CA 92325, or copies of all four catalogues may be
obtained by sending $25.00. The catalogues are also accessible free
of charge at the firm’s web site (www.numislit.com)."

Auction Sale 100 - Part One: One hundred lots on various topics,
including: W. W. C. Wilson’s Deluxe Edition of the classic 1913
Adams-Woodin work on United States pattern coins; a collection of
autographs of over 40 early American Numismatic Association members;
a handsome early edition of the first numismatic book, printed in
1524; an exceptionally fine set of Conbrouse’s classic catalogue
of “Monnaies Nationale de France”; an extremely rare 1820 work by
William Congreve on methods to prevent counterfeiting of bank notes;
an exceptionally fine 1875 “Nova Constellatio” edition of Crosby’s
classic work on American colonial coins;

Auction Sale 100 - Part Two: Part I of the extensive American
numismatic library formed by Alan Meghrig. Included is a complete
set of the American Journal of Numismatics, each volume individually
bound; perhaps the first published photograph of American coins,
depicting colonial coins in the collection of Dr. Charles Clay; Dr.
French’s extensively annotated copy of the 1883 Andrews work on
large cents; a very fine 1923 edition of S. H. Chapman’s work on
1794 cents; an original 1892 Dr. Hall work on Connecticut coppers;

Auction Sale 100 - Part Three: Attinelliana, the remarkable collection
of rare early American numismatic publications and broadsides formed
by John W. Adams. Highlights include an original 1876 edition of
Attinelli’s Numisgraphics; the 1851 Philadelphia auction catalogue
of the Roper Collection, the “First All-Coin US Sale”; a very fine
set of Mason’s Coin and Stamp Collectors’ Magazine, 1867-1872; and
many other desirable early American numismatic publications.

Auction Sale 100 - Part Four: Twenty-five notable lots on various
topics, including: an unusually nice 1870s United States Treasury
Department “Vignette Book,” containing over 140 superb bank note
engravings executed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; the
Hess Library set of Henry Cohen’s great eight volume work on Coins
of the Roman Empire; a fine attractive set of the preferred 1732-1737
French edition of van Loon’s magnum opus on Dutch and European Medals;
etc."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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