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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 43, October 22, 2006, Article 2

KOLBE NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SALE #101 RESULTS

George Kolbe writes: "On October 19, 2006, George Frederick Kolbe
/Fine Numismatic Books conducted their 101st sale of rare and out
of print numismatic literature. Featured were 902 lots on a great
variety of topics, particularly rich in "Numismatica Americana."

Some sale highlights include: the numismatic archives of Del Bland,
which were purchased for $40,250 on behalf of the American Numismatic
Society, where they will eventually be available for study (all
prices cited include the 15% buyer premium); Antiquarian numismatic
books sold well, including Vaillant's 1703 two volume Nummi Antiqui
Familiarum Romanorum @ $1,150; B. Max Mehl's specially bound 1922
James Ten Eyck Catalogue experienced spirited bidding and brought
an impressive $9,200; two sets of Haxby's Standard Catalog of
Obsolete Bank Notes brought $805 and $771 respectively; an
exceptional example of Crosby's 1875 Early Coins of America,
depicted on the cover of the sale catalogue, sold for $6,900;
several classic Russian numismatic works, including two original
Georgii Mikhailovich Volumes, generally brought well over estimate;
Ted Craige's 1907 plated Stickney sale realized $4,370; standard
works on ancient coins were avidly sought after; an extensive run
of Stack's auction sale catalogues, invaluable for numismatic
research, realized $3,737; the first photographically-illustrated
American auction catalogue, Cogan's 1869 Mortimer Livingston Mackenzie
sale garnered a winning bid of $1,725; a long run of over 100 Ed.
Frossard catalogues brought $4,715; The 1873 Descriptive Seavey-
Parmelee Catalogue sold for $3,795; Del Bland's original handwritten
condition census for early date large cents brought $6,900; the first
Q. David Bowers numismatic publication, an 8 page paper-covered
pamphlet, sold for $748; Wyon's 1887 Great Seals of England realized
$518; etc. A few catalogues are still available and may be ordered
by sending $15.00 to Kolbe at P. O. Drawer 3100, Crestline, CA 92325."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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