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The E-Sylum: Volume 27, Number 21, May 26, 2024, Article 3


Kolbe & Fanning have announced their next numismatic literature sale, featuring books on ancient, world and U.S. numismatics, including another consignment from yours truly. See an article elsewhere in this issue for more information on one of the lots. -Editor

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June 15 Sale of Numismatic Books

Kolbe-Fanning Sale 170 catalog cover Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be holding our next auction sale on Saturday, June 15, 2023. The sale includes rare and out-of-print works on ancient, world and U.S. numismatics from the libraries of Wayne Homren and other consignors. With over 500 lots, there is something for everybody.

Some highlights of this first sale include:

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  K-F Sale 170 Lot 004 Ars Classica series of ancient coin auctions K-F Sale 170 Lot 050 Forrer Weber Greek catalog
Lots 4 and 50

Lot 4: E.S.G. Robinson's set of the famous Ars Classica series of ancient coin auctions, catalogued by Dr. Jacob Hirsch

Lot 50: Leonard Forrer's 1922–1929 Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Greek Coins Formed by Sir Hermann Weber

  K-F Sale 170 Lot 065 BMC Greek volume Corinth K-F Sale 170 Lot 110 Rodolfo Ratto price list
Lots 65 and 110

Lot 65: the BCD copy of the original first edition of the BMC Greek volume focusing on the ancient coins of Corinth

Lot 110: a complete bound set of Rodolfo Ratto's 23 numbered fixed-price lists in quarto format, including a number of important catalogues

  K-F Sale 170 Lot 183 Howard Gibbs archive
Lot 183

Lot 183: archives relating to Howard Gibbs and his collection, including inventories, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, his annotated Farouk catalogue, etc.

  K-F Sale 170 Lot 173 Augustin Dupré manuscript K-F Sale 170 Lot 327 Crosby Early Coins of America
Lots 173 and 327

Lot 173: a unique manuscript catalogue of the works of Augustin Dupré, compiled by his son Narcisse, the earliest catalogue raisonné of Dupré's numismatic works

Lot 327: an original copy of the 1875 edition of Sylvester S. Crosby's classic study of The Early Coins of America

  K-F Sale 170 Lot 345 Eliasberg card catalog
Lot 345

Lot 345: Louis E. Eliasberg Sr.'s card catalogues, consisting of over 6000 cards recording provenance and other information on his collection of world coins, and essential information on his U.S. paper money and other items

  K-F Sale 170 Lot 344 McMullin collection plate K-F Sale 170 Lot 430 Parmelee collection plate
Lots 344 and 430

Lot 344: a very rare plated copy of Tom Elder's 1921 sale of the M.K. McMullin collection, featuring 16 very fine photographic plates

Lot 430: the original plated copy of the New York Coin & Stamp Company's 1890 catalogue of the Lorin G. Parmelee collection from the library of A.C. Gies.

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 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 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 for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by June 14, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time online at 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 or email David Fanning at To register for the sale, go to We look forward to your participation

To read the Catalogue PDF, see:

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