This press release provides additional highlights from the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning sale of the George F. Kolbe library. -Editor
We are less than two weeks away from the October 26 auction of the George F. Kolbe Library, being offered by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Printed
catalogues have been mailed and the auction can be accessed via our online auction platform at bid.numislit.com. A PDF of the printed
catalogue can also be downloaded from the main Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com. The Kolbe Library includes those works
catalogued by George in his 2012 book, The Reference Library of a Numismatic Bookseller, as well as additional items acquired in the years since. The October 26 auction
comprises an outstanding offering of numismatic bibliographies, reference books, catalogues, and special editions from around the world, amassed over a career spanning more than
A few selected highlights include:
Lot 2: the first edition of Philippe Labbé's enormously important 1664 Bibliotheca bibliothecarum, which includes the first substantial (nearly 100 pages) numismatic
Lot 43: a unique archive of materials relating to the 2001 leaf book printed by Henry Morris and published by George Kolbe of Andrea Fulvio's 1517 Illustrium imagines,
the first illustrated numismatic book
Lot 67: George Kolbe's complete set of the catalogue of the American Numismatic Society Library, augmented by hundreds of inserts
Lot 178: a complete set of l'Année philologique, 1896–2003, a rarely utilized resource for reviews of numismatic publications printed in non-numismatic publications
Lots 243 and 421
Lot 243: the rare memorial volume published in honor of Ernst Justus Haeberlin, in a deluxe binding
Lot 421: George Kolbe's guest book, printed by Henry Morris and bound by Bernard Middleton, recording the visits over the years of many numismatic bibliophiles to the Kolbe
Lots 451 and 461
Lot 451: a remarkably well-preserved Fractional Currency Shield
Lot 461: the publisher's copy of the Super-Deluxe Edition of Kenneth Lee's California Gold Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarter Dollars..., bound in full leather with extra
Lot 472: one of five copies produced of the Authors' Edition of 1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, and Len Augsburger
Lot 525: George Kolbe's archives, including decades of correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and miscellaneous items, held in eleven large binders and four archival storage
Kolbe & Fanning use Auction Mobility as our third-party online bidding platform. To register for the sale, bidders should go to bid.numislit.com and sign up. Once you have set up an account, you may browse lots, place advance bids, or participate in the live sale on your
computer, tablet, or phone. Please note that as this is a third-party site, your login information for the main K&F site will not work for the auction site: you need to
establish a separate account. Those wishing to participate on their devices can download the Kolbe & Fanning app through the Apple or Google Play Store.
Bids also may be placed via post, email, fax or phone. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by October 25, the day before the sale, in order for
them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time online at bid.numislit.com; 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
numislit.com or email David Fanning at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the sale, go to bid.numislit.com. To sign up to receive Kolbe & Fanning's occasional email announcements, please visit numislit.com or email Maria Fanning at email@example.com. We look forward to your participation.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING SALE 154 ANNOUNCED (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n39a02.html)
KOLBE LIBRARY SALE HIGHLIGHTS PART2 (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n40a03.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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