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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 24, June 11, 2006, Article 3

KOLBE 100TH SALE RESULTS

The results of George Kolbe's 100th sale are in: "On Saturday,
June 3, 2006, George Frederick Kolbe/Fine Numismatic Books
conducted their 100th auction sale, issued in four catalogues,
at the Long Beach, California Coin and Collectibles Expo. It was
a remarkable success. The pre-sale estimates came to $317,000 and
90% of the lots sold for a total of $496,000 (including the 15%
buyer premium, as do prices noted hereafter)

Highlights include: a remarkably fine copy of Ricaud de Tiregale’s
superbly produced 1772 work on Russian medals @ $5,865; Pope Innocent
XI’s superb large paper copy of Claud du Molinet’s classic 1679 work
on Papal medals @ $6,325; an exceptionally fine 1875 “Nova Constellatio”
edition of Crosby’s classic work on American colonial coins @ $11,212;
one of only five large paper copies of Hickcox’s 1858 work on American
coinage @ $40,250; a complete set of the American Journal of Numismatics
@ $14,950; Copy No. 1, signed, of Newcomb’s work on 1801, 1802, and 1803
cents @ $1,725; a fine copy of the rare 1870 edition of the Maris work
on 1794 cents @ $5,175; an original 1876 edition of Attinelli’s
Numisgraphics @ $2,760; a superbly bound set of the first four large
format Chapman Brother Auction Sales issues with plates, ex Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Library @ $43,700; B. Max Mehl’s own Deluxe Leatherbound
Edition of the famous 1941 William F. Dunham Auction Sale Catalogue
@ $4,370; 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 @ $9,200; and other
lots too numerous to mention.

A small number of copies of all four catalogues, including a prices
realized list, are still available and may be obtained by sending
$25.00 to the firm."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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