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The E-Sylum: Volume 22, Number 26, June 30, 2019, Article 3


Here are some more highlights from Kolbe & Fanning's next numismatic literature sale, which will close July 13, 2019. -Editor

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are holding our 153rd sale on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Including a fine selection of books on ancient, world and U.S. numismatics, with especially important offerings from the library of Philip J. Carrigan, the 500-lot sale features particularly notable runs of American auction catalogues, along with core references on ancient and world coins, many of them in fine bindings. The sale may be viewed at

Some highlights include:

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 4-1 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 19
Lots 4 and 19

Lot 4: a rare 17th-century "Coin Book" that includes a section on ancient Roman and Jewish coins

lot 19: a finely bound original copy of Agnes Baldwin Brett's classic catalogue of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts collection of Greek coins, with the plates separately housed in a full morocco clamshell box

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 23 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 105
Lots 23 and 105

Lot 23: a complete set of Calciati's important Corpus Nummorum Siculorum, a key reference on the bronze coinage of ancient Sicily

Lot 105: Ridolfino Venuti's important De Dea Libertate (1762), tracing the iconography of Liberty in ancient coinage, and produced with the help of English radical Thomas Hollis in furtherance of the development of revolutionary thought in Britain, France and America

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 166 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 252-1
Lots 166 and 252

Lot 166: a clean, bright, and attractively bound copy of Adolfo Herrera's monumental work on proclamation medals, Medallas de Proclamaciones y Juras de los Reyes de España

Lot 252: an extraordinary run of over 150 issues of Bicknell's early bank note reporters, 1840–1843, bound in one massive volume

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 295-2 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 356 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 356-1
Lots 295 and 356

Lot 295: the rare plated version of the Chapman Brothers' Charles Morris sale of 1905

Lot 356: an exceptional copy of the small format Eckfeldt & Du Bois New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins with the actual gold samples intact

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 412-3 Kolbe-Fanning Sale 153 lot 478
Lots 412 and 478

Lot 412: the rare 1726 edition of Massachusetts laws, including many concerning coins and paper money, from the library of Eric P. Newman

Lot 478: Phil Carrigan's complete set of Stack's catalogue, including approximately 650 different catalogues issued between 1935 and 2011.

There are a variety of ways to participate in the sale. 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, just 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 has been mailed 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 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.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
Kolbe & Fanning SALE 153 ANNOUNCED (

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