Here are some more highlights from the Syd Martin library, being sold by Kolbe & Fanning April 30, 2022.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be selling the outstanding library formed by Sydney F. Martin on April 30, 2022. 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. The sale has been generating considerable interest and promises to be an exciting event.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 40 and 64
Lot 40: the original manuscript of an unpublished book by Q. David Bowers on colonial coins, written in the 1960s and 1970s
Lot 64: Breen's personal annotated copy of his Complete Encyclopedia, with thousands of handwritten annotations compiled for a revised edition that was never published
Lot 60: Walter Breen and Ken Bressett's working notes on Vermont coppers, including correspondence, photographs, handwritten and typewritten notes, and Breen's annotated copy of Richardson
Lot 77: a copy of Ard Browning's classic work on early U.S. quarter dollars, extensively annotated in great detail by Walter Breen, with various inserts
Lots 107 and 140
Lot 107: the rare plated edition of S.H. Chapman's 1920 sale of the W.H. Hunter collection, exceptionally important for American and Canadian medals
Lot 140: Horatio Rust's subscription copy of Sylvester S. Crosby's Early Coins of America, with his handwritten account of the discovery of the
New Haven Restrike dies
Lots 198 and 251
Lot 198: a fine first edition copy of Dr. Thomas Hall's rare study of the Connecticut coppers of 1787
Lot 251: J. Colvin Randall's complete set of Mason's Coin and Stamp Collectors' Magazine, with a superb Photographic Gallery plate
Lot 299: an exceptional, entirely complete set of the very rare Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal
Lot 353: Edmund Slafter's extremely rare monograph on The Vermont Coinage, from the library of William Sumner Appleton.
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 articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SALE
KOLBE & FANNING SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SELECTIONS
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