George Kolbe forwarded the following press releases for his upcoming numismatic literature sales. -EditorOn September 18th, 2008, George Frederick Kolbe/Fine Numismatic Books will conduct their 106th auction. Some highlights include an 1861 handwritten letter from James Ross Snowden to Jeremiah Colburn about his book on Washington medals and the restriking of medals; 19th and 20th century auction sale catalogues from the library of John J. Ford, Jr., featuring a number of sales room copies annotated by Ford and by Walter Breen;
Runs of W. Elliot Woodward, Ed. Frossard, Barney Bluestone, and M. H. Bolender auction sale catalogues; scarce Lyman Low sales; Ford's complete set of Kolbe's The Numismatic Bookseller; Ford's annotated Alexander Vattemare Presentation Album sales; a fine copy of Vattemare's 1861 "first comprehensive catalogue of American Numismatics" from the numismatic department of the French National Library; Ford's set of annotated NASCA sale catalogues;
An exceptional, complete set of Ruddy's Review; a complete original subscriber's set of hardbound Remy Bourne sales; Elder's 1908 James B. Wilson Sale with 28 photographic plates; a copy of Henry Chapman's 1916 Bement sale catalogue with six unique photographic trial plates; standard multi-volume works on ancient coins; Meili's monumental 1903 work on Brazilian paper money; a set of Calciati's Pegasi; Storer's 1931 Medicina in Nummis, etc.
Copies of the printed catalogue may be obtained by sending $15.00 to George Frederick Kolbe, P. O. Box 3100, Crestline, CA 92325. Telephone: (909) 338-6527; Fax: (909) 338-6980; Email: GFK@numislit.com . The catalogue will also be accessible free of charge, several weeks before the sale, at the firm's web site: www.numislit.com .
Wayne Homren, Editor
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