David Fanning forwarded the following note about last week's auction sale, his firm's third.
David F. Fanning Numismatic Literature held its third mail-bid auction on December 3. Featuring material from the libraries of John J. Ford, Jr. and Douglas Ball, the sale included many scarce works and specialized studies. A few highlights included:
Lot 607: A complete, 21-volume set of hardcover Stack's Ford catalogues brought $2500
Lot 375: A 1795 Supplementary Mint Act hand-signed by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph brought $2400
Lot 409: John J. Ford's set of inscribed Red Books (1960-1998) brought $1600
Lot 573: The rare 1917 ANA sale, hand-signed by Wayte Raymond, brought $1300 on a $500 estimate amid heavy bidding
The above are the hammer prices and do not include the 15% buyer's premium.
The complete prices realized list is available on the firm's Web site at www.fanningbooks.com. Our thanks to all who participated.
David F. Fanning Numismatic Literature
PO Box 132422
Columbus, OH 43213
Congratulations on a great sale and wonderful catalog, and congratulations to the winning bidders as well. A lot of rare and interesting items changed hands in this sale. Don't be shy! If you won a lot or in this (or any of the recent numismatic literature sales), tell us about it - it's time for a little E-Sylum show and tell.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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