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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 17, April 24, 2022, Article 2

SOME MORE SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SELECTIONS

Here are some more highlights from the Syd Martin library, being sold by Kolbe & Fanning April 30, 2022. -Editor

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:

  K-F Martin sale Lot 031 Breen's Beistle
Lot 31

Lot 31: Walter Breen's extensively annotated copy of Beistle's photographically illustrated work on U.S. half dollars

  K-F Martin sale Lot 100 Chapman Bascom and Brown sale K-F Martin sale Lot 138 Breen's copy Early Coins of America
Lots 100 and 138

Lot 100: a rare plated copy of Henry Chapman's 1915 catalogue of the Bascom and Brown collections, featuring colonial, early U.S., and pioneer coinage

Lot 138: Crosby's 1875 classic Early Coins of America, with handwritten annotations by Walter Breen

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  K-F Martin sale Lot 162 Elder Miller sale K-F Martin sale Lot 166 Evelyn's Numismata
Lots 162 and 166

Lot 162: Tom Elder's 1920 catalogue of the Henry Miller collection, with 28 superb photographic plates illustrating English, Roman and early American coins

Lot 166: John Evelyn's important 1697 Numismata, the first medallic history of England written in English, in a charming contemporary binding

  K-F Martin sale Lot 184 Frossard's Numisma
Lot 184

Lot 184: an exceptional original set of Ed Frossard's informative and entertaining Numisma, complete with all supplements

  K-F Martin sale Lot 209 Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine
Lot 209

Lot 209: a complete set of the Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, housed in fifty custom-made clamshell boxes

  K-F Martin sale Lot 264 Mehl's Numismatic Monthly
Lot 264

Lot 264: a beautifully bound complete set of Mehl's Numismatic Monthly, a scarce publication that featured many important articles

  K-F Martin sale Lot 287 plated Parmelee sale K-F Martin sale Lot 407 Vlack's unpublished William Wood manuscript
Lots 287 and 407

Lot 287: a plated copy of the landmark 1890 catalogue of the Lorin G. Parmelee collection, produced by the New York Coin & Stamp Company

Lot 407: Robert Vlack's unpublished foundational work on the William Wood coinage, one of a few copies produced for peer-review and comments.

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 Friday, 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 view the catalog PDF, see:
https://www.numislit.com/images/upload/kolbefanningsale163.pdf

To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SALE (https://www.coinbooks.org/v25/esylum_v25n14a02.html)
KOLBE & FANNING SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SELECTIONS (https://www.coinbooks.org/v25/esylum_v25n15a02.html)
MORE SYD MARTIN LIBRARY SELECTIONS (https://www.coinbooks.org/v25/esylum_v25n16a02.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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