The Numismatic Bibliomania Society


The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 2, January 9, 2022, Article 2


Kolbe & Fanning have announced their upcoming numismatic literature sale. Great material in many subject areas. -Editor

January 22 Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing our Sale 162, which will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022. The 438-lot sale features material from more than two dozen consignors, and encompasses numismatic literature from around the world.

Some highlights of the sale include:

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  K-F Sale 162 Lot 012 journal Arethuse K-F Sale 162 Lot 025 Boehringer Die Münzen von Syrakus
Lots 12 and 25

Lot 12: a complete set of the notable Paris journal Arethuse, published 1923–1931 by Jean Babelon and Pierre d'Espezel

Lot 25: an unbound copy of the first edition of Erick Boehringer's classic 1929 study Die Münzen von Syrakus

  K-F Sale 162 Lot 030 British Museum catalogue of ancient Greek coins K-F Sale 162 Lot 190 Augustin Dupré' 1790 Observations
Lots 30 and 190

Lot 30: a complete first edition set of the British Museum catalogue of ancient Greek coins, in 29 volumes

Lot 190: Augustin Dupré's rare 1790 Observations présentées au Comité des monnaies de l'Assemblée Nationale, his proposed changes to the French Mint administration under the Revolution

  K-F Sale 162 Lot 108 Panvinio on Roman circuses
Lot 108

Lot 108: Panvinio's rare 1600 work on the Roman circuses, lavishly illustrated, including depictions of coins from the collection of Jacopo de Strada

  K-F Sale 162 Lot 236 Van Loon K-F Sale 162 Lot 307 The Numismatist
Lots 236 and 307

Lot 236: Gerard van Loon's 1723–1731 first edition of his classic work on Dutch medals, Beschryving der Nederlandsche historipenningen

Lot 307: a complete set of The Numismatist through 1945 (first six volumes in reprint), the key chronicle of American numismatics

  K-F Sale 162 Lot 321 Deluxe California Gold Rush History
Lot 321

Lot 321: Copy Number 1 of the sumptuous deluxe edition of Q. David Bowers's 2002 A California Gold Rush History, in a binding incorporating actual gold dust recovered from the S.S. Central America

  K-F Sale 162 Lot 339 Crosby K-F Sale 162 Lot 352 Elder Levick sale
Lots 339 and 352

Lot 339: an original 1875 first edition of Sylvester S. Crosby's The Early Coins of America, arguably the finest American numismatic publication of the 19th century

Lot 352: a finely bound copy of Thomas Elder's first photographically plated auction catalogue, his 1907 sale of the J.N.T. Levick collection and other properties.

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 162 was mailed to all active customers on our mailing list this week. As international mail speeds remain somewhat slowed by the Corona situation, we encourage our clients in other countries 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 January 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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