George Kolbe forwarded this note on highlights of the recent Kolbe & Fanning numismatic literature sale #122.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to report that the market for key rare and out-of-print numismatic works remains strong. The prices realized list for their just-concluded September 15, 2011 sale is available at www.numislit.com.
Ten sale highlights follow:
• Georges Le Rider’s copy of an original four-volume set of Svoronos on the coins of the Ptolemies brought $2990 on a $1500 estimate (the prices realized include the 15% buyer premium)
• George Perkins’s original copy of Henry Chapman’s 1912 George H. Earle sale with plates was estimated at $1800 and sold for $2645
• The first 47 volumes of Spink & Son’s Monthly Numismatic Circular, 1892–1939 complete, was estimated to realize $2,300 and brought $2415
• A fine original set of Tolstoï’s Monnaies Byzantines garnered a winning bid of $2,185 on an estimate of $1500
• A set of Hahn’s Moneta Imperii Byzantini, complete with the late Roman volume, realized $1092 and was estimated at $900
• Official copies of Leonard Holland’s 1959 Pennypacker large cent sale documentation were avidly sought after, the $1000 estimate being topped by a $1495 total
• An attractive, finely bound, original set of the Vidal Quadras y Ramón Collection, estimated at $1200, brought $1610
• A nine-volume set of the American Numismatic Society’s Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum volumes secured $1437 though estimated at $900
• A nice run of 85 early Stack’s auction sale catalogues, 1935–1952, estimated at $1500, sold well at $2070
• And a significant group of Hans Schulman auction sale catalogues realized $1955 on a $1000 estimate
A few printed catalogues are still available and may be obtained by sending $10 to: KOLBE & FANNING NUMISMATIC BOOKSELLERS LLC, 141 W JOHNSTOWN ROAD, GAHANNA OH 43230-2700. For the next few weeks, the catalogue will also be accessible on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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