KOLBE BASS III SALE CATALOG APPEARS
The third sale of the Harry W. Bass library is being offered by George Frederick Kolbe. The public and mail bid sale will be held Saturday, September 25th at the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo in Long Beach, CA.
The sale includes many rarities of U.S. and world numismatic literature. A four-page addendum to the catalog describes the final lot, the extremely rare Perkins' Bank Bill Test by Jacob Perkins, 1809. "Ex libris George and Melvin Fuld; lot 853 in the August 15, 1971 sale of the Fuld library, where it brought $320 on a $200 estimate. Later in the 1970's, it was acquired by William L. S. Barrett, in whose library it has resided until now." Only about six copies are known today of this landmark work produced by the Massachusetts inventor known in numismatic circles for his great contributions to the art of bank note engraving, as well as his dies for the 1788 Massachusetts copper coinage and the Washington Mortuary Medal die.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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