Here are some more selections from the numismatic library of researcher and author Syd Martin, being sold by Kolbe & Fanning at the end of the month.
On April 30, 2022, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be selling the outstanding library formed by Sydney F. Martin. The Martin Library is one of the finest formed on the subject of early American coinage, and includes many titles on related areas of European numismatics as well. We are honored to have been asked to sell the library at auction, having worked closely with Syd as he built it.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 64 and 77
Lot 64, Walter Breen's personal copy of his complete Encyclopedia—an extraordinary volume with thousands of annotations.
Lot 77, Browning on early U.S. quarters, extensively annotated throughout by Walter Breen, with various inserts
Lot 12: a beautifully bound complete set of the 1866–1924 American Journal of Numismatics
Lot 36: Walter Breen's heavily annotated copy of Bolender's The United States Early Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803, greatly expanded with Breen's notes
Lot 57: Breen's original 1951–1952 notes, drafts and letters relating to the Stepney Hoard of early American copper coins
Lots 61 and 181
Lot 61: the annotated master copy of Walter Breen's typescript of his Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents, with related correspondence
Lot 181: the original 1738 French royal edict authorizing the sols of 24 deniers and depicting their specified designs
Lot 131: a set of the Colonial Newsletter, finely bound in red half morocco with marbled sides
Lot 141: the Garrett Family's annotated 1878 printing of Sylvester S. Crosby's Early Coins of America
Lot 161: the special edition, bound with plates, of Tom Elder's 1908 catalogue of the Peter Gschwend collection
Lot 235: David Proskey's annotated first edition copy of Edward Maris's Historic Sketch of the Coins of New Jersey
Lot 262: José Toribio Medina's rare and important Las Medallas del Almirante Vernon, one of only 100 copies printed.
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 sale is also listed on Biddr and NumisBids.
The printed catalogue of the Martin Library has been mailed to all active customers on our mailing list. As international mail speeds have been slow in recent months, 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 April 29, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SALE
THE BOOK BAZARRE
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