NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SALES RECORD SET
A Press Release from numismatic literature dealer
George Frederick Kolbe announces that
"For the first time
in history, a numismatic literature firm has sold over one million
dollars of numismatic literature at auction in less than a year."
In the eleven-month period beginning December 12th, 1998
(sale 75, the "Bass I" sale) $1,200,000 of literature was sold.
"approximately $500,000 were works on ancient and foreign
numismatic topics, the remainder being on American numismatic
topics. A great many alltime price records were set, especially
in the Bass sales."
Some highlights were:
- • Two complete sets of the American Journal of Numismatics ($11,000 and $9,000)
- • Raphael Thian's 1880 Register of the Confederate Debt brought $11,550
- • Milford Haven's monumental work on British and foreign naval medals realized $4,840
Wayne Homren, Editor
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