Here are some additional highlights of the Kolbe & Fanning sale of the BCD Library.
BCD Library Sale Highlights
The initial sale of material from the extraordinary BCD Library on the coinage of antiquity will be held by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers on Saturday, February 17. The BCD Library was formed over the course of half a century, and this is reflected by both the breadth and depth of its holdings, most particularly those pertaining to ancient Greek coinage. This first auction, which can be accessed at bid.numislit.com, primarily focuses on published collections, general works, periodicals, and landmark publications.
Some highlights include:
Lots 81 and 168
Lot 81: an exceptional complete set of Hans von Fritze and Hugo Gaebler's important periodical Nomisma, bound in two volumes with the plates on hinges
Lot 168: a complete set of the 338 engraved folio plates depicting ancient coins prepared for John Jacob Gessner's 1735–1738 Specimen Rei Nummariae
Lot 106: a fine complete set of the Numismatic Chronicle (1838–2022), one of the truly great scholarly numismatic periodicals
Lots 203 and 242
Lot 203: Joseph Eckhel's rarely encountered 1779 folio catalogue of the Vienna Cabinet, Catalogus Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis Numorum Veterem
Lot 242: the complete plates for Visconti's extraordinary 1811–1817 Greek and Roman iconography, rendered with exceptional skill in a large folio format
Lot 325: a complete first edition set of the 29-volume Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum (1873–1927), the most comprehensive reference on the subject ever published
Lots 395 and 413
Lot 395: the Collection du Vicomte de Sartiges, complete with supplement, featuring 48 very fine plates of ancient Greek and Roman coins
Lot 413: the photographic record of the collection of ancient bronze coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily formed by Tom Virzi, with 2238 coins depicted on 77 original photographic plates
Lots 485 and 502
Lot 485: Robinson and Clement's rare and desirable work on The Chalcidic Mint, the only substantial reference on the coins of Olynthus
Lot 502: the classic work on the coins of Athens, Svoronos & Pick's 1923–1926 Trésor de la numismatique grecque ancienne : les monnaies d'Athènes.
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.
To bid and view lots, see:
To view the catalogie PDF, see:
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
numislit.com for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, or phone must be received by February 16, 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 earlier E-Sylum article, see:
KOLBE & FANNING BCD LIBRARY SALE
Wayne Homren, Editor
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