Kolbe & Fanning have announced their upcoming numismatic literature sale. Great material in many subject areas.
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:
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
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
Lot 108: Panvinio's rare 1600 work on the Roman circuses, lavishly illustrated, including depictions of coins from the collection of Jacopo de Strada
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
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
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 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 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 numislit.com 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
bid.numislit.com. 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
numislit.com or email David Fanning at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the sale, go to
bid.numislit.com. We look forward to your participation.
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