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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 20, May 16, 2010, Article 2

KOLBE AUCTION SALE 112 RESULTS

George Kolbe forwarded this press release on his last standalone numismatic literature sale, #112. -Editor

Kolbe Fanning logo George Frederick Kolbe has joined forces with David F. Fanning and, on May 13, 2010, the Kolbe firm concluded its final stand-along auction, featuring a library of works containing three-dimensional illustrations of coins, formed over several decades by Kirby W. Brown, and a nearly complete set of W. Elliot Woodward auction sale catalogues from the Bob Vail library. Also included was the property of over eighteen other consignors.

A few sale highlights include: the remarkable plate album to Schubert’s 1857 Monnaies Russes which, after spirited bidding, brought $4,485 on a $2,000 estimate; one of the most heavily bid upon lots in the sale—several hundred photocopies of B. G. Johnson coin invoices to Virgil Brand and Colonel Green, among others—which ended up bringing $604; selling for $1,495 was an unusually nice example of the first edition of the RED BOOK, i.e., R. S. Yeoman’s “Guide Book of United States Coins,” autographed by the author; a near new copy of Kraay and Hirmer’s 1966 “Greek Coins,” sometimes considered “the world’s most sought after numismatic book,” sold for $834; W. Elliot Woodward sale catalogues mostly sold for well over estimate, perhaps highlighted by the notoriously rare Sale 92, which realized $1,955 on a $1,250 estimate. All results mentioned here include the 15% buyer premium.

The newly formed firm of Kolbe & Fanning have collaborated to produce the firm’s first joint catalogue, comprising the second part of the library formed by the Stack family. The sale closes on June 3, 2010.

In September, Kolbe & Fanning will feature two notable auction sales of rare and out of print numismatic literature. The first, on September 12, 2010, will feature the select library of early printed numismatic works formed by noted Scandinavian numismatist, Anders Frösell. The sale will coincide with the auction of Frösell’s coin collection in Stockholm.

Kolbe & Fanning are also pleased to report that the outstanding library of wellknown American coin dealer, numismatic photographer and, auctioneer Robert J. Myers, will be sold on September 20, 2010. Myers’s comprehensive library spans the entire range of ancient numismatics, featuring a multitude of rare original editions, and is also rich in key works on ancient art as well as a selection of classic works on historical medals.

Copies of the two September sales or the June 3, 2010 Stack Family Library catalogue may be reserved by sending $10.00 to KOLBE & FANNING LLC, NUMISMATIC BOOKSELLERS, 141 W JOHNSTOWN ROAD, GAHANNA OH 43230-2700; Telephone: (614) 414-0855; Fax: (614) 414-0860; Email: df@numislit.com or GFK@ numislit.com. The catalogues will also be accessible free of charge several weeks before the sale at the firm’s web site: www.numislit.com.

Kolbe & Fanning also plan to issued a fixed price list in early summer, a mail auction sale in November, and will conduct a major public auction sale of rare and desirable numismatic works at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on January 8, 2011 in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention. Important consignments for this sale are currently being accepted. Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, 141 W. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 414-0855, fax (614) 414-0860, gfk@numislit.com, df@numislit.com www.numislit.com

Wayne Homren, Editor

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