Kolbe & Fanning have another great literature sale coming up - here's the announcement.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be
holding our next auction sale on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The sale includes an
impressive array of rare and out-of-print works on coins, medals, and paper money from
antiquity to the present, including selections from the libraries of Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.,
and Richard A. Eliasberg. Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 10 and 30
Lot 10: a complete set of Max Bahrfeldt's classic revision of Babelon on Roman
Lot 30: both parts of Feuardent's elusive catalogue of Giovanni di Demetrio's collection
of ancient Egyptian coins
Lot 91: a complete set of Anne Robertson's comprehensive catalogue of the Roman
Imperial coins in the Hunterian collection at Glasgow
Lots 114 and 136
Lot 114: Philippe de Stosch's 1724 folio on engraved gems, a truly outstanding classic
work, part of a small but select consignment of books on the subject
Lot 136: an attractive set of Bettange's scarce and important 1760 work on the coining
Lots 173 and 286
Lot 173: Wolfgang Hahn's exceptional study of early Byzantine coins
Lot 286: Louis Eliasberg's copy of the first edition of Ard Browning's foundational work
on U.S. quarter dollars
Lots 293 and 308
Lot 293: S.H. & H. Chapman's plated 1906 catalogue of the outstanding collection
formed by Harlan Page Smith
Lot 308: the suppressed first printing (1923) of S. Hudson Chapman's work on the 1794
large cents, ex Louis Eliasberg
Lot 309: the unique Clapp Family collection inventory and provenance ledger, compiled
by J.M. and John H. Clapp and later part of the Eliasberg Library, recording one of the
greatest collections of U.S. coins never to have been properly catalogued or sold
publicly, and of enormous importance for provenance research.
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
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 will also be listed on Biddr and NumisBids in the near future.
The printed catalogue is being 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
those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received
by June 9, 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
email@example.com. To register for the sale, go to
bid.numislit.com. We look
forward to your participation.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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