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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 15, April 10, 2022, Article 2

KOLBE & FANNING SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SELECTIONS

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. -Editor

Syd Martin Library sale cover 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:

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  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 064 Breen Encyclopedia K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 077 Browning
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

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 012 American Journal of Numismatics

Lot 12: a beautifully bound complete set of the 1866–1924 American Journal of Numismatics

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 036 Bolender

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

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 057 Breen Stepney Hoard notes

Lot 57: Breen's original 1951–1952 notes, drafts and letters relating to the Stepney Hoard of early American copper coins

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 061 Breen Encyclopedia annotated K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 181 French royal edict
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

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 131 Colonial Newsletter

Lot 131: a set of the Colonial Newsletter, finely bound in red half morocco with marbled sides

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 141 Garrett Early Coins of America

Lot 141: the Garrett Family's annotated 1878 printing of Sylvester S. Crosby's Early Coins of America

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 161 Gschwend collection

Lot 161: the special edition, bound with plates, of Tom Elder's 1908 catalogue of the Peter Gschwend collection

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 235 Maris Coins of New Jersey

Lot 235: David Proskey's annotated first edition copy of Edward Maris's Historic Sketch of the Coins of New Jersey

  K-F Syd Martin sale Lot 262 Medina Las Medallas del Almirante Vernon

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 df@numislit.com. 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 (https://www.coinbooks.org/v25/esylum_v25n14a02.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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