David Fanning forwarded this note about the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning auction.
Just a reminder that Kolbe & Fanning's 119th mail bid auction sale closes this Thursday, November 18. Bids may be placed by mail, fax, email or phone. Phone calls will be answered until 6 pm, though bids may be left on voicemail until midnight. Fax and email bids will be received until midnight. Mail bids must be received by the day of the sale.
The sale features a wide range of numismatic literature from around the world. Highlights include the Wayne Homren collection of 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers and periodicals with numismatic content, a collection of U.S. numismatic material from the Civil War years, and other works including:
the Currency Act of 1764, a rare British Parliamentary Act regulating American colonial paper money, the severe restriction of which provided in part the justification of the American Revolution
nice examples of the first two coin publications of Q. David Bowers, issued in 1955 and 1956, and specially bound combined presentation editions of both the Garrett and Norweb collection sales
a 1914 letter from S.H. Chapman to William H. Woodin, discussing plated Gable sale catalogues
Evelyn's 1697 Numismata, which includes the earliest illustration of the St. Patrick's coinage
the famous 1878 Adolph Weyl sale of the Fonrobert collection of over 6,000 American and Canadian coins, tokens and medals; a nice first edition, first printing of the Red Book
two of the rarest limited editions of the Red Book: the 2008 ANS sesquicentennial and 2008 NLG Bash volumes, limited to editions of 250 and 135 copies respectively
a set of the Forni reprint of Babelon's Traité des Monnaies Grecques et Romaines
Medina's classic 1924 Medallas Europeas Relativas ŕ América
Cayón's 1990-95 four-volume Compendio de las Monedas del Imperio Romano
the seldom-encountered Forni reprint of Imhoof-Blumer's Die Antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands.
The catalogue is available on the firm's website at www.numislit.com. Bids may be placed by contacting Kolbe & Fanning at: 141 W. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230; (614) 414-0855; fax (614) 414-0860; email@example.com.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC
141 W. Johnstown Rd.
Gahanna, OH 43230
Cell (614) 256-8915
Fax (614) 414-0860
As a consignor I'm naturally looking forward to the sale as well. Dave's done a great job cataloguing my collection of newspapers with numismatic content. I had a lot of fun assembling the collection over the years. It's always interesting to read these contemporary accounts relating to our hobby.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NUMISMATIC GLEANINGS FROM CONTEMPORARY NEWSPAPERS
A CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE 1851 ROPER SALE
THE BOOK BAZARRE
Annual Assay Commission – United States Mint 1800-1943
4-DVD set, Roger W. Burdette, editor.
Astute collectors know the Assay Commission records are a gold mine of information about rare and mysterious coin issues. Yet, only a few privileged researchers have ever examined even small portions of these hand written volumes.
Annual Assay Commission – United States Mint 1800-1943 is available in a special first edition to readers of The E-Sylum for $25 postpaid until December 10, 2010. The regular retail price is $75. To order, send check or money order for $25 to: Seneca Mill Press LLC, PO Box 1423, Great Falls, VA 22066.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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