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The E-Sylum: Volume 22, Number 1, January 6, 2019, Article 3


Here are some highlights of the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning numismatic literature sale. -Editor

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are conducting our 151st auction of numismatic literature on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The sale includes material on ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics, with the 500 lots offering a wide variety of books for the collector's consideration.

Some highlights include:

Kolbe sale 151 lot 43-1 Kolbe sale 151 lot 145
Lots 43 and 145

Lot 43: an attractive copy, bound in two volumes, of Cohen's classic 1857 work on Roman Republican coins

Lot 145: a fine set of Mazzini's five-volume Monete Imperiali Romane

Kolbe sale 151 lot 182-3 Kolbe sale 151 lot 233-1
Lots 182 and 233

Lot 182: an original set of Giulio Emanuele Rizzo's extraordinary Monete Greche della Sicilia

Lot 233: the majestic 1702 folio edition of Médailles sur les Principaux Événements du Règne de Louis le Grand, the foundational work on the medals of Louis XIV

Kolbe sale 151 lot 277-1 Kolbe sale 151 lot 377-1
Lots 277 and 377

Lot 277: George Francis Hill's massive 1931 catalogue of the Gustave Dreyfus collection of Renaissance medals

Lot 377: Howard R. Newcomb's copy of Henry Chapman's 1909 catalogue of the Andrew C. Zabriskie collection, with photographic plates and with Newcomb's invoices from the sale laid in

Kolbe sale 151 lot 386-1 Kolbe sale 151 lot 443
Lots 386 and 443

Lot 386: Benjamin Collins's original handwritten manuscript inventory of his outstanding collection of United States large cents, with additional notes by Collins on its disposition and further materials on the collection by John W. Adams and Del Bland

Lot 443: a complete set of the auction catalogues of B. Max Mehl.

Bidders may participate in the sale online or through more traditional means. Bids may be placed via post, email, fax or phone, as well as online. Kolbe & Fanning use Auction Mobility as our third-party online bidding platform. Auction Mobility is an app-based platform allowing users the ability to participate in the sale through phones, tablets and computers. To register for the online sale, bidders must go to and sign up. Once you have set up an account, you may browse lots, place advance bids, or participate in the live sale online. Those wishing to participate on their devices can download the Kolbe & Fanning app through the Apple or Google Play Store.

The printed catalogue of Sale 151 will be mailed this week to active customers. A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to our main website at for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by January 25, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed online at; live internet bidding will be available during the sale itself through the same platform.

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 or email David Fanning at To register for the sale, go to We look forward to your participation.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
Kolbe & Fanning SALE 151 JANUARY 26, 2018 (

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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