Here are additional highlights from the March Kolbe & Fanning sale of the numismatic library of dealer Richard Margolis.
March 6 Margolis Library Sale Highlights
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering at auction highlights from the Richard E. Margolis Library of international numismatic literature on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The Margolis Library covers the coins, medals and paper money of all times and places, but is especially important for works on European and American coins of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The 539-lot sale features books, auction catalogues and periodicals, as well as separate sections on numismatic art and archival materials.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 2 and 73
Lot 2: the very rare catalogue of the Carlos de Beistegui collection, with 64 exceptional plate
Lot 73: a splendid set of Guillaume Conbrouse's 1839–1841 Catalogue raisonné des monnaies nationales de France
Lots 81 and 270
Lot 81: a finely bound set of Dewamin's classic three-volume folio, Cent ans de numismatique française, from the library of Phiroze K. Randeria
Lot 270: a complete set of Dirks on 19th-century Dutch medals
Lots 273 and 324
Lot 273: an original set of the 1732–1737 French edition of van Loon's Histoire métallique des XVII provinces des Pays-Bas...
Lot 324: a bound volume of early coin catalogues from the Rollin & Feuardent Library, including the very rare 1799 catalogue of the collection of Pierre-Antoine de Milly
Lots 454 and 492
Lot 454: the complete John G. Murdoch sales, conducted by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge in 1903 and 1904
Lot 492: a beautifully bound complete set of J.W. Scott's Coin Collector's Journal, in full morocco with slipcases
Lot 516: the original hand-drawn, -lettered and -tinted architectural plan of the Bank Mint at St. Petersburg, depicted in Richard Doty's The Soho Mint & the Industrialization of Money
Lot 539: an extraordinary archive of papers on Matthew Boulton, the Soho Mint, and related topics, comprising forty-one bound volumes of photocopies of original materials located by Richard Margolis in public and private archives around the world, organized by him and frequently annotated.
Register early to bid online
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
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 online. Those wishing to participate on their devices can download the new Kolbe & Fanning app through the Apple or Google Play Store. The sale is also listed on Biddr and NumisBids and absentee bids may be submitted through those platforms.
The printed catalogue of the Margolis Library has been mailed to all active customers on our mailing list. As international mail speeds have been slowed by the Corona situation, we encourage our international clients to consult the electronic catalogue in case their printed catalogue does not arrive promptly. A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to our main website at numislit.com for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by March 5, 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
email@example.com. To register for the sale, go to
bid.numislit.com. We look forward to your participation.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
KOLBE & FANNING RICHARD MARGOLIS LIBRARY SALE
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