Here are some additional highlights of the Kolbe & Fanning sale of the BCD Library.
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:
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
Lot 114: an excellent set of the Revue numismatique, founded in 1836, incorporating the partial set from the library of Hans von Aulock
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
Lot 378: Joseph Pellerin's numismatic magnum opus, Recueil de médailles (1762–1778), complete in twelve parts, as bound in nine volumes
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
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:
To view the catalogue PDF, see:
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
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 articles, see:
KOLBE & FANNING BCD LIBRARY SALE
KOLBE & FANNING BCD LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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