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The E-Sylum: Volume 27, Number 5, February 4, 2023, Article 2

MORE KOLBE & FANNING BCD LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some additional highlights of the Kolbe & Fanning sale of the BCD Library. -Editor

BCD sale catalog cover BCD Library Sale Highlights

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be holding our first sale of material from the extraordinary BCD Library on the coinage of antiquity on Saturday, February 17. Formed over the course of half a century, the BCD Library is known for the remarkable breadth and depth of its holdings, which focus most particularly on ancient Greek coinage. The initial auction, which can be accessed at bid.numislit.com, primarily focuses on published collections, general works, periodicals, and landmark publications.

Some highlights include:

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  K-F BCD sale Lot 112 Numismatique de St. Pétersbourg K-F BCD sale Lot 297 articles by J.N. Svoronos,
Lots 112 and 297

Lot 112: the first four volumes of the rare Mémoires de la Société d'Archéologie et de Numismatique de St. Pétersbourg (1847–1850), edited by Bernhard de Köhne

Lot 297: an extraordinary set of seven volumes of bound offprints and extracts of important articles by J.N. Svoronos, many of them rarely encountered

  K-F BCD sale Lot 114 Revue numismatique

Lot 114: an excellent set of the Revue numismatique, founded in 1836, incorporating the partial set from the library of Hans von Aulock

  K-F BCD sale Lot 335 Charles Gillet collection K-F BCD sale Lot 384 Samuel Pozzi collection
Lots 335 and 384

Lot 335: an original set of the 58 photographic prints comprising the photographic record of the Charles Gillet collection, featuring images of 1217 coins

Lot 384: original printer's proofs of the plates prepared for Dieudonné's catalogue of the Samuel Pozzi collection, one of the great unfinished numismatic projects, the only set in private hands and of tremendous importance

  K-F BCD sale Lot 378 Recueil de médailles

Lot 378: Joseph Pellerin's numismatic magnum opus, Recueil de médailles (1762–1778), complete in twelve parts, as bound in nine volumes

  K-F BCD sale Lot 399 Domenico Sestini K-F BCD sale Lot 556 Svoronos's Ptolemaic coins
Lots 399 and 556

Lot 399: the scarce final edition of Domenico Sestini's complete nine-volume compendium recording European coin collections

Lot 556: an original set of Svoronos's rare and important work on Ptolemaic coins, complete in four volumes as bound in three, with all 68 plates

  K-F BCD sale Lot 557 Dialogos de medallas K-F BCD sale Lot 567 Monete Imperiali Romane
Lots 557 and 567

Lot 557: the 1592 Italian translation of Antonio Agustin's Dialogos de medallas, with 70 engraved plates depicting ancient Roman coins, in a contemporary binding

Lot 567: Giuseppe Mazzini's 1957–1958 Monete Imperiali Romane, in five volumes with a total of 531 excellent photographically printed plates.

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:
https://bid.numislit.com/

To view the catalogue PDF, see:
https://numislit.cdn.bibliopolis.com/images/upload/sale169-bcd-small.pdf

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, 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 df@numislit.com. To register for the sale, go to bid.numislit.com. We look forward to your participation.

To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING BCD LIBRARY SALE (https://www.coinbooks.org/v27/esylum_v27n03a03.html)
KOLBE & FANNING BCD LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS (https://www.coinbooks.org/v27/esylum_v27n04a02.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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