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The E-Sylum: Volume 22, Number 25, June 23, 2019, Article 2


Kolbe & Fanning's next numismatic literature sale will close July 13, 2019. Here's the announcement. Some great items here! The subscription Crosby and large paper Hickcox have eluded me while building my own library. -Editor

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot Sale153cover Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing our Sale 153, which will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The 500-lot sale includes a fine selection of books on ancient, world and U.S. numismatics, with especially important offerings from the library of Philip J. Carrigan.

The sale features particularly notable runs of American auction catalogues, along with core references on ancient and world coins, many of them in fine bindings.

Some highlights of the sale include:

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Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 8-2 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 48-1
Lots 8 and 48

Lot 8: an attractively bound copy of the groundbreaking 1755 auction catalogue of the Richard Mead collection, the first truly notable British coin sale

lot 48: the massive plate volume of Ernst Justus Haeberlin's extraordinary 1910 Aes Grave

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 106-1 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 112c
Lots 106 and 112

Lot 106: a beautiful 1824-1826 quarto edition of Visconti's exquisitely illustrated Iconographie grecque

Lot 112: the rare expanded second edition (1723) of the magnificent compendium of Louis XIV medals, Médailles sur les principaux événements du règne entier de Louis le Grand

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 232 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 325-1
Lots 232 and 325

Lot 232: a remarkable archive of materials relating to the establishment and early operation of ANACS, from the Eric P. Newman files

Lot 325: Newman's plated copy of the 1912 Henry Chapman catalogue of the George H. Earle collection

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 349-2 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 359
Lots 349 and 359

Lot 349: an original subscription set of Crosby's Early Coins of America, as published in printed paper covers

Lot 359: a very large collection of 176 different Thomas Elder catalogues, part of the offerings in this sale of American auction catalogues collected by Phil Carrigan, which include the extensive series issued by Cogan, Mehl, Stack's, Woodward, the Chapmans, Frossard, Low, Haseltine, Bolender, et al.

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 393c Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 462
Lots 393 and 462

Lot 393: the finest known copy of the large-paper edition of John H. Hickcox's 1858 An Historical Account of American Coinage, one of only five copies printed

Lot 462: an almost entirely complete set of Hans M.F. Schulman catalogues, forming an exceptional resource on world coinage.

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 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 153 was mailed to active customers this week. 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 July 12, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time 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.

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