The Kolbe & Fanning September 2023 numismatic literature sale (#168) is coming up next Saturday. Here's another group of highlights, including some of my own consignments. Good luck in the sale!
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind everyone that our Sale 168 will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Featuring highlights from the Richard Cooper and Wayne Homren Libraries, plus additional rare and out-of-print works on ancient, world and U.S. numismatics, the sale has much to offer. The Wayne Homren Library focuses on U.S. numismatics, and includes his extensive collection of numismatic ephemera. The Richard Cooper Library is among the finest ever formed on Canadian coins, medals and tokens, and includes important manuscripts and correspondence from Robert W. McLachlan.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lot 5: a handsomely bound complete set of Jean Babelon's 1924–1936 Catalogue de la Collection de Luynes, one of the classic collections of ancient Greek coins
Lot 200: R.W. McLachlan's List of Canadian Nineteenth Century Tokens, an unpublished manuscript by Canada's greatest numismatist, one of thirty-four lots of McLachlan manuscripts offered as part of the Richard Cooper Library
Lot 229: the first manuscript catalogue of the collection of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal, compiled between 1867 and 1878
Lot 235: an extraordinary numismatic scrapbook assembled by early Canadian numismatist Alfred Sandham between 1869 and 1895
Lot 237: Alfred Sandham's personal, heavily annotated revision copy of his foundational 1869 Coins, Tokens and Medals of the Dominion of Canada, one of nineteen copies of this publication in the Cooper Library, each of which is distinctive in one way or another
Lot 273: twenty-four complete volumes and twelve partial volumes of the American Journal of Numismatics, all in the original state, being the best copies present in the
Homren Hoard of original AJN issues discovered by Wayne Homren in 1997
Lot 313: S. Hudson Chapman's personal copy of his 1926 United States Cents of the Year 1794, with the actual photographs from which the collotype plates for the book were originally prepared in 1923
Lot 348: a handsomely bound set of Ed Frossard's enormously important Numisma (1877–1891), complete with all supplements
Lot 409: a complete set of Mehl's Numismatic Monthly, finely bound in matching red half morocco in five volumes, each with its own custom-made slipcase
Lot 507: two binders of material relating to counterfeiting and counterfeit detection, including some rare publications, part of the extensive collection of numismatic ephemera formed by Wayne Homren and featured in this auction.
Register early to bid online
Bids may be placed via post, email, 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 has also been listed on Biddr and NumisBids in the near future.
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 September 22, 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.
To read the Catalogue PDF, see:
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING SEPTEMBER 2023 SALE ANNOUNCED
MARK COLLET AND THE 1851 ROPER SALE
NUMISMATIC AMERICANA: DREAMERS, COLLECTORS, AND THIEVES
NUMISMATIC CORRESPONDENCE: STUFF OF HISTORY
THIAN CONFEDERATE NOTE ALBUM
KOLBE & FANNING SEPTEMBER 2023 SALE HIGHLIGHTS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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