An amazing set including the rarest-of-the-rare Chapman Brothers catalogues is offered in the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning sale of highlights of the John W. Adams numismatic library. Here's a
EXTRAORDINARY ADAMS SET OF CHAPMAN BROTHERS CATALOGUES TO BE OFFERED BY KOLBE & FANNING July 14, 2018 Sale Includes Complete Chapman Set with All Published Plated Sales
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are celebrating our 150th Auction by offering highlights of the John W. Adams numismatic library on July 14, 2018.
The Adams Library includes one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction catalogues ever assembled. Among the most impressive highlights are the Chapman catalogues.
Henry and Samuel Hudson Chapman published close to 200 auction catalogues, as a partnership and separately, between 1879 and 1932. Sale 150 will include every one of their catalogues--every unplated catalogue will be
offered, as will every published plated sale. This is the first time such an offering has been made.
A few particularly noteworthy Chapman catalogues include:
Lot 28: David Proskey’s priced, named and plated auction room copy of the Charles I. Bushnell sale.
Lot 62: the very rare plated Ralph Barker catalogue, with two additional plates depicting a coin cabinet.
Lot 70: the 1909 Charles Gordon Zug sale with four photographic plates.
Lot 86: the exceptionally rare 1919 William Sleicher catalogue with six plates.
Lots 88 and 90
Lot 88: the plated catalogue of Dr. J.M. Henderson’s collection of half and large cents.
Lot 90: the rare plated version of the F.G. Simpson sale.
Lot 91: the 1924 catalogue of the F.R. Alvord Sale with five plates.
In addition to the fabulous plated catalogues listed above, Sale 150 also provides bidders with the opportunity to acquire some of the rarest unplated Chapman catalogues, including: the 1893 book sale (lot 53) and stamp
sale (lot 54) of the John W. Kline estate; the 1898 H.M. Smith stamp sale (lot 58); the 1913 Bruce Cartwright sale (lot 76); the rare “Unlisted in Adams” Emil Caufman sale (lot 102); and Henry Chapman’s bidbook of the rare
offprint of the Enrico Caruso coin sale (lot 112).
An extensive, full-color catalogue will be issued, and the sale will feature live online bidding using Kolbe & Fanning’s custom third-party online bidding platform. The online catalogue will be available shortly at
bid.numislit.com; the printed catalogue will mail in a couple of weeks. Bidders wishing to make an appointment to view auction lots are invited to contact David Fanning at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to be offering the
Adams Library of classic American numismatic auction catalogues and look forward to sharing more previews in the near future.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com
or email David Fanning at email@example.com.
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