David Fanning submitted the following report on results of his firm's latest numismatic literature sale. Thanks. Great results!
& Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their 2015 New York Book Auction on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in conjunction
with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale featured a variety of impressive numismatic works covering ancient, medieval,
modern foreign and United States coins and medals. Some sale highlights are as follows:
--The extremely rare 1682 first issue in book form depicting the Sun King’s collection of ancient coins (lot 156) brought $20,060 (all prices
include buyer’s premium).
--Perhaps the finest existing deluxe copy of Browning’s 1925 work on early U.S. quarter dollars, one of only five bound in full morocco (lot 230),
--An exceptional volume of 1790s pamphlets by Augustin Dupré regarding his role in French coinage, from the author’s own library (lot 112),
--A superb, richly gilt, deluxe leatherbound set of the virtually unknown 1881 edition of Loubat’s Medallic History of the United States
(lot 281), brought $12,980.
--A fine set of Edward Cogan sales (lot 250), derived from the Fuld set and substantially augmented by a subsequent owner, brought $8260, while
the Fuld set of Lyman Low catalogues (lot 282) brought $7670.
--A fine set of Haeberlin’s Aes Grave (lot 36) brought $5750.
--A set of Raczynski’s rare work on Polish coins (lot 178) brought $5310.
--Gnecchi’s magnificent work on Roman medallions (lot 34) brought $4887.50. --A fine set of Habich’s rare Deutschen Schaumünzen (lot 126)
--A set of all three limited presentation edition Bowers & Ruddy/Merena catalogues (Garrett, Norweb, Brand/Eliasberg; lot 228), brought
The sale included many other notable works not mentioned above, including rare books on ancient coins, important publications on medals, and
extremely rare photographically illustrated U.S. auction catalogues.
A PDF of the catalogue and the PRL can be downloaded from the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com.
Kolbe & Fanning thank all those who participated in the sale and look forward to the rest of 2015!
David F. Fanning, Ph.D.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC
141 W. Johnstown Rd.
Gahanna, OH 43230
Cell (614) 256-8915
Fax (614) 414-0860
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