Here are more highlights from the February 25, 2023 sale from numismatic literature sellers Kolbe & Fanning.
Highlights from February 25 Sale
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are holding our next auction on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The sale brings together two excellent libraries on U.S. and world coins, and supplements them with offerings from several other consignors, to result in a remarkable variety of rare and out-of-print works on coins, medals, and paper money from antiquity to the present.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 63 and 167
Lot 63: an original set of Giulio Emanuele Rizzo's classic work on the coinage of Sicily, Monete greche delle Sicilia
Lot 167: George Francis Hill's masterwork, A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini
Lot 99: an exceptional set of Argelati's De monetis Italiae variorum illustrium virorum dissertationes, the classic work on the coinage of Italy
Lots 246 and 300
Lot 246: a remarkable 1793 sketch by Augustin Dupré depicting the
Droits de l'Homme, one of several works by or relating to Dupré in the sale
Lots 300: Ralph Barker's well-preserved plated copy of the Chapman Brothers' important 1906 catalogue of the collection of Harlan P. Smith
Lot 249: the original 1791 letter to Dupré from the Comte de Moustier, published in Loubat, inquiring about the American Diplomatic Medal
Lot 318: the extensive Jack Collins archives on the 1794 dollar, including his specially bound photographically illustrated manuscript
Lots 319 and 406
Lot 319: one of four extra-illustrated deluxe bound copies of Collins & Breen on the 1794 dollar
Lot 406: the 1870 edition of Edward Maris's Varieties of the Copper Issues of the United States Mint in the Year 1794, one of the classic rarities of early copper literature
Lot 441: a bound volume of original manuscripts of scientific lectures delivered before the Franklin Institute in 1831–1833 by Franklin Peale.
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 catalogue has also been posted on Biddr and NumisBids.
The printed catalogue has been mailed to all active customers on our mailing list. As international mail speeds have been inconsistent, we encourage our foreign 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 February 24, 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, and our sales are conducted by licensed auctioneers. 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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