Here are some additional highlights from the numismatic library of dealer Richard Margolis, to be offered in March by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers.-Editor
MARCH 6 KOLBE & FANNING SALE HIGHLIGHTS
On March 6, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering at auction highlights from the Richard E. Margolis International Numismatic Library. The Margolis Library is comprehensive in its coverage of coins, medals and paper money from all times and places, and includes an impressive number of 19th-centruy auction catalogues, many of them from the libraries of Rollin & Feuardent, Leonard Forrier, and others. The 539-lot sale also features significant periodicals, numismatic art and archival materials.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lot 4: Matthew Boulton's set of Tassie's 1791 Descriptive Catalogue of a General Collection of Ancient and Modern Engraved Gems...
Lot 86: an exceptional volume of pamphlets by Augustin Dupré regarding his role in the design and production of the French coinage, from the library of the author
Lots 125 and 171
Lot 125: Pierre Loysel's two 1793 reports to the National Convention on the new French monetary system and coinage, translating and quoting extensively from the 1792 United States Mint Act
Lot 171: Alfred Villers's extremely rare 1862 foundational work on Jean-Baptiste Nini and his terra cotta medallions, from the Étienne Page Library
Lots 289 and 322
Lot 289: two rare original works by Julius (Iulii) Iversen on Russian medals, including his 1872 study of the medals of Peter the Great
Lot 322: a partial set of 15 of the 18 Ars Classica (Naville) sales issued by Jacob Hirsch, in matching bindings
Lots 352 and 417
Lot 352: the rare 1810 auction catalogue of the extensive collection belonging to Jules-François de Cotte, who served as Director and Controller of Coins and Medals from 1767 to 1803 and was involved with the Libertas Americana medal
Lot 417: a bound volume including the first three Wayte Raymond sales of the extensive W.W.C. Wilson collection, perhaps the most important auctions of Canadian coins and medals ever held
Lots 507 and 534
Lot 507: an original hand-drawn study for an écu, prepared by Swiss engraver and coin designer Jean-Pierre Droz for the Monetary Competition (concours monétaire) of 1791
Lot 534: Richard Margolis's archive of drafts, research materials, photographs, correspondence and other items relating to his 2015 book, Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta.
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 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.
Filter lots by category
We have added a new feature on our Kolbe & Fanning live bidding platform allowing bidders to sort lots by category. Categories will appear on the left-hand side of your screen on your computer or you can access categories on our app by using the "filter" icon. See the highlighted icon on the screenshots above to select single or multiple categories to view on our live bidding app.
You can download our Kolbe & Fanning app at bid.numislit.com. For previous app users, please make sure your app is updated to use this feature.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING RICHARD MARGOLIS LIBRARY SALE
KOLBE & FANNING MARGOLIS LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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