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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 2, January 9, 2011, Article 2

KOLBE & FANNING 2011 NEW YORK SALE HIGHLIGHTS

David Fanning forwarded this quick summary of results from yesterday's sale in New York. The numismatic literature market is alive and well! -Editor

Kolbe & Fanning sale #120 Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their 2011 New York Sale on Saturday in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention. The sale featured 500 lots of high-quality numismatic literature and was a resounding success, bringing 137% of the total estimated value of the lots. A few highlights included:

-- lot 8, a set of Ernest Babelon's Traité des monnaies grecques et romaines, which brought $20,000 hammer
-- lot 225, a well-preserved set of the French edition of Grand Duke Mikhailovitch on Russian coins, which brought $22,000 hammer,
-- lot 418, Sylvester S. Crosby's deluxe bound copy of his Early Coins of America, which brought $30,000 hammer
-- lot 482, a remarkable archive of correspondence to and from dealer Michael Powills, which brought $24,000 hammer.

Total proceeds of the sale, including buyers' premiums, exceeded half a million dollars.

Kolbe & Fanning are actively seeking consignments for their 2012 New York Sale, to be held January 7, 2012 in New York City. The firm is also interested in purchasing outstanding numismatic books or entire libraries outright. Please contact David Fanning at df@numislit.com or George Kolbe at gfk@numislit.com for details. The firm's office may be reached at (614) 414-0855.

Wayne Homren, Editor

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