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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 13, March 26, 2000, Article 4


George Kolbe reports:

"The fourth and final major section of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Numismatic Library will be sold at public auction during the Long Beach, California Coin Convention on June 10, 2000. The catalogue has been printed and will be sent out in early May.

Catalogues may be ordered by sending $25.00 to George Frederick Kolbe, P.O. Drawer 3100, Crestline, CA 92325. In the meantime, the catalogue is accessible at our web site: The estimates of the 600 lots in the sale total some $250,000 and many great American rarities are featured: Colonel Green $5 & $10 Gold photographic albums; a unique 1868 manuscript on American copper coins by Henry Phillips; American Numismatic Association "Official Publication No. 1"; an 1881 Andrews on cents; sets of The Numismatist, AJN, and rare E. Mason periodicals; dozens of plated Chapman sales, including a superb Henderson; John Robinson's 1875 "Subscription" Crosby; superb paper money rarities (Ormsby, Lee Confederate, Bond Detectors, Heaths, unique copies of Schultz, many more); unique research materials on fractional California gold coins; Linderman's 1867 "Rules" concerning patterns; an original inventory of Waldo Newcomb's American colonial coins; etc.

Presently, we're working on our June 13th sale (catalogues will be sent free to all ordering Bass 4 ‐ also available online in late April). Featured are "great" antiquarian numismatic works , including the first edition ‐1517‐ of the first illustrated numismatic book, a superb library on Renaissance medals, key works on virtually all numismatic topics. Between the two sales, a half million dollars of rare and desirable numismatic publications will be offered for sale in a three day period."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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