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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 38, September 23, 2007, Article 2

KOBLE NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SALE #104: JOHN J. PITTMAN LIBRARY

George Kolbe forwarded this press release for his upcoming sale:
"Auction Sale 104: On November 1, 2007 George Frederick Kolbe/Fine
Numismatic Books will conduct their 104th auction of rare and out
of print numismatic literature, a remarkably important sale
featuring works from the John J. Pittman Library and an extensive
selection of classic numismatic reference works covering the
numismatic spectrum. Printed catalogues will be available in early
October and can be ordered by sending $15.00 to Kolbe at P. O.
Drawer 3100, Crestline, CA 92325. The 1105 lot catalogue is also
accessible free of charge at the firmís web site (www.numislit.com).

"Some Sale 104 highlights (estimates are given within parentheses):
A complete, very fine set of the American Journal of Numismatics
($20,000); a fine complete set of the Numismatic Chronicle ($15,000);
A nearly complete set of 153 Chapman Auction Sale Catalogues ($8,500);
Elderís extremely rare plated 1921 Gehring Sale ($4,500); five works
by Julius Meili, including all three volumes of Das Brazilianische
Geldwesen ($450-$1000);

"John J. Pittmanís very fine First Edition/First Issue Red Book
($1,500); a complete set of B. Max Mehl Auction Sale Catalogues
($3,250); a very fine hardbound set of American Numismatic Society
Numismatic Notes and Monographs ($6,500); sets of the remarkable
Montagu & Murdoch sales of English coins ($650-$1,250); Howland Woodís
set of Volumes 3-6 of The Numismatist ($4,500); two complete sets of
The Elder Monthly ($1,000 & $1,500); well over a dozen plated large
format Chapman Catalogues, many in exceptional condition, including
Tom Elderís Bushnell Sale ($4,000), a near new Siedlecki Sale ($1,500),
Carl WŁrtzbachís annotated 1916 Bement ($1,500) and 1918 Jackman Sales
($2,000); fascinating numismatic correspondence and ephemera, including
B. Max Mehlís announcement of his move to New York City and Wayte
Raymondís announcement of the formation of the United States Coin
Company; George Fuldís plated 1890 Parmelee Sale ($1,750);

"Over a dozen antiquarian numismatic titles, including the 1517 first
edition of the first illustrated numismatic book: Illustrium Imagines
by Andrea Fulvio ($4,500); a very fine Set of Forrerís Weber Collection
of Greek Coins ($2,500); a complete ten volume set of Pedrusiís 1694-1727
monumental catalogue of Roman coins in the Farnese Museum ($5,000);
Frank Van Zandtís collection of 158 copies of Evansí Illustrated History
of the United States Mint ($6,500); a very fine set of the Collection de
Luynes Monnaies Grecques ($1,500); A. W. Jackmanís plated 1910 Major
Lambert Sale ($1,500); and a very fine set of Anne Robertsonís Roman
Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet ($1,250). In addition to the many
highlights, a number of inexpensive numismatic publications are included
in the sale, some with estimates as low as $5.00."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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