A set of ultrarare Wayte Raymond catalogues is offered in the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning sale of highlights of the John W. Adams numismatic library. Here's a preview. -Editor
OUTSTANDING CATALOGUES OF WAYTE RAYMOND
FROM THE JOHN W. ADAMS LIBRARY
TO BE OFFERED BY KOLBE & FANNING
July 14, 2018 Sale Includes Complete Set of United States Coin Company Catalogues
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are celebrating our 150th Auction by offering highlights of the John W. Adams numismatic library on July 14, 2018.
The Adams Library includes one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction catalogues ever assembled. Among the most impressive highlights are the catalogues of Wayte Raymond.
Wayte Raymond is best remembered today for his books and periodicals, most importantly the Standard Catalogue of United States Coins, published in 18 editions from 1934 to 1957, and the Coin Collector’s
Journal, published from 1934 to 1958. While some of his innovations continue to influence the hobby today, his auction catalogues have at times been underappreciated. The Adams Library includes nearly every catalogue
published by this indefatigable numismatist, including a complete set of the catalogues issued under the United States Coin Company banner. This is the first time such a set has been offered--even the set in Raymond’s own
library was incomplete.
A few particularly noteworthy Raymond catalogues include:
Lot 289: the bid book of Part I of the W.W.C. Wilson sale (1925), arguably the most important collection of Canadian numismatic material ever offered at auction.
Lots 290 and 291
Lots 290 and 291: rare variant editions of the second day’s sale of the W.W.C. Wilson collection, each with 11 outstanding photographic plates depicting Canadian coins and medals, including four plates illustrating
Wilson’s extraordinary set of bouquet sous.
Lot 293: the bid books of Parts II and III of the W.W.C. Wilson sale (1926 and 1927).
Lots 294 and 317
Lots 294 and 295: the account copy and the bid book of the extremely rare Part IV of the W.W.C. Wilson sale (1928).
Lot 317: the rare 1914 Foster Lardner catalogue with photographic plates, with the Washingtonia section heavily annotated.
Lots 321 and 330
Lots 331 and 335
Lots 321, 330, 331, and 335: exceptionally rare catalogues of March 5, 1915; April 5, 1916; May 10, 1916; and February 20, 1917--each of them the first stand-alone copy we have offered at auction in at least thirty
Lots 340 and 344
Lot 340: the extremely rare 1917 Dr. George P. French catalogue, with a photographic plate depicting Colombian gold coins.
Lot 344: a complete set of J.C. Morgenthau sales, published by Raymond with J.G. Macallister between 1932 and 1945.
An extensive, full-color catalogue will be issued, and the sale will feature live online bidding using Kolbe & Fanning’s custom third-party online bidding platform. The online catalogue will be available shortly at
bid.numislit.com; the printed catalogue will mail in a couple of weeks. Bidders wishing to make an appointment to view auction lots are invited to contact David Fanning at email@example.com. We are excited to be offering the
Adams Library of classic American numismatic auction catalogues and look forward to sharing more previews in the near future.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com or email David Fanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING ANNOUNCES JULY 14, 2018 SALE (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n20a04.html)
KOLBE & FANNING OFFER ADAMS CHAPMAN CATALOGUES (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n21a04.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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