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The E-Sylum: Volume 24, Number 18, May 2, 2021, Article 2


Kolbe & Fanning have announced their next numismatic literature sale. Some great material here. -Editor

Kolbe-Fanning sale 160 cover Kolbe & Fanning May 22 Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing our Sale 160, which will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The 459-lot sale features additional material from the library of Richard Margolis, along with selections from Roger Persichilli, John Dannreuther, and the TAB Library. The sale includes books, catalogues and other publications on a variety of numismatic topics, including standard current works, antiquarian volumes, rare plated catalogues, and much else.

Some highlights of the sale include:

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K-F sale 160 Lot 30 Treasure of Via Alesandrina plate K-F sale 160 Lot 92 Fasti et triumphi Romanorum
Lots 30 and 92

Lot 30: the rare 1942 catalogue of the "Treasure of Via Alesandrina," with original mounted photographic plates illustrating this important find

Lot 92: a handsome copy of the 1557 first edition of Onofrio Panvinio's Fasti et triumphi Romanorum

K-F sale 160 Lot 257 Trésor de numismatique et de glyptique plate K-F sale 160 Lot 329 Sigilla comitum Flandriae et inscriptiones diplomatum
Lots 257 and 329

Lot 257: the volume of the Trésor de numismatique et de glyptique dealing with medals of the French Revolution, bound in 19th-century half morocco

Lot 329: an impressive volume of works by Olivarius Vredius on Flemish sigillography, including his important 1639 Sigilla comitum Flandriae et inscriptiones diplomatum

K-F sale 160 Lot 347 History and Antiquities of New England K-F sale 160 Lot 366 Chapman Alvord sale
Lots 347 and 366

Lot 347: a well-preserved copy of John Warner Barber's 1841 History and Antiquities of New England, New York, and New Jersey, with illustrations of state coppers

Lot 366: S.H. Chapman's very rare plated catalogue of his 1924 sale of the F.R. Alvord collection of United States half cents

K-F sale 160 Lot 377 Fuld-Bass set of Tom Elder catalogues
Lot 377

Lot 377: the extraordinary Fuld-Bass set of Tom Elder catalogues, featuring five plated sales (including the very rare 1907 Chase sale), and also including his extremely rare first mail-bid sale

K-F sale 160 Lot 370 Crosby's Early Coins of America K-F sale 160 Lot 409 R. Coulton Davis catalog
Lots 370 and 409

Lot 370: an original 1875 copy of Crosby's Early Coins of America, with the 1873 Introduction, an 1874 circular, and some original paper covers bound in

Lot 409: John J. Ford, Jr.'s copy of the New York Coin & Stamp Company's 1890 catalogue of the R. Coulton Davis collection, with plates, in original flexible cloth covers

K-F sale 160 Lot 438 Woodward's second Semi-Annual Sale Lot 438: a finely bound large-paper copy, interleaved and hand-priced, of W. Elliot Woodward's second Semi-Annual Sale (April–May 1863).

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 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 160 will be mailed to all active customers on our mailing list shortly. As international mail speeds remain somewhat 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 for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by May 21, 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. The sale will also be listed on Biddr and NumisBids in the near future.

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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Wayne Homren, Editor

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