George Kolbe forwarded the following information about the results of his latest numismatic literature sale. -Editor Some highlights from George Frederick Kolbe’s March 5, 2009 numismatic literature auction follow. In part two of the Bassoli library, Battaglini’s 1789 work on the coins of Rimini, from the library of Cardinal Grimaldi, sold for $977 on a $150 estimate and Olivieri & Zanetti’s 1773 work on the coins of Pesaro, estimated to bring $300, realized $891.
In part two of the Twinleaf library, the Breen/Vogel work on 1816-1857 brought $977 on a $150 estimate, Elder’s plated 1908 Wilson sale brought $747 and his 1910 Mougey sale with original plates realized $2,300.
Other highlights included a nice reprint set of Habich on Renaissance medals, which brought $1,380, Du Bois’s rare 1846 Pledges of History, the first work on the coin collection at the Philadelphia Mint, which sold for $1,265; and a little-known 1974 special convention issue of the Red Book. Estimated at $250, it ended up bringing $402.
Kolbe’s next sale is scheduled for June 11th, 2009 and will feature a wide variety of useful and desirable numismatic works. The catalogue will be accessible a month before the sale at www.numislit.com or printed copies may be ordered by sending $15.00 to George Frederick Kolbe, P. O. Drawer 3100, Crestline, CA 92325. Telephone: (909) 338-6527; Fax: (909) 338-6980; Email: GFK@numislit.com.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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