Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers

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24-04-2015 – 01-01-1970

April 25 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning: Online Sale of Numismatic Literature

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest mail-bid and online auction, which closes Saturday, April 25.
The sale focuses on numismatic literature pertaining to ancient and foreign numismatics, and features 376 lots spanning many languages and periods. All lots are illustrated and feature the full descriptions collectors have come to expect from Kolbe & Fanning.

Some sale highlights include:

  • Lot 30: an original copy of Blades on printers’ tokens & medals (1869)
  • Lot 38: a substantial run of the British Art Medal Society’s journal The Medal
  • Lot 52: Herbert Cahn’s important 1944 work on the coins of Naxos
  • Lot 155: the complete Lockett sales, bound in two volumes

  • Lot 207: Mechel’s beautiful 1776-78 work on Hedlinger medals

  • Lot 225: a complete original set of Neumann on copper coins
  • Lot 253: a first edition copy of Pye on provincial copper tokens (1794-95) in an intriguing binding
  • Lot 256: an original copy of Ratto’s 1929 sale of the Claudius Côte Tarentine collection
  • Lot 298: the Montagu English coin sales, bound in one volume

* Lot 351: an original copy of Tornau on Mansfield (1937) in a special binding.

While the sale focuses on books about ancient and foreign coins, American collectors will find several lots to be of interest, including an interesting 19th-century Münz-Buch including American private and territorial gold (lot 102), volumes of the British Numismatic Journal including articles on American colonial coins (lots 44 and 45), a rare cambist featuring American coins (lot 170), and others.
This is a mail-bid sale featuring live online and absentee bidding. Bidders may participate as in a traditional mail-bid sale – placing bids via post, fax, phone or email – or they may participate in the live online auction starting at noon eastern time on April 25 (absentee bids are due the day before, so they can be entered).
The online sale is available now for browsing and absentee bidding on this website. A PDF of the catalogue can be downloaded for the convenience of the reader through the firm’s regular website. While bidders are encouraged to bid through the online platform, bids may be submitted through the traditional methods as long as any such absentee bids are received by Kolbe & Fanning by April 24, the day before the sale. Absentee bids may be placed directly online at any time prior to the lot being sold. On Saturday, April 25, beginning at noon eastern time, the sale will be conducted as a live internet auction.

Any questions may be directed to David Fanning via email or by phone at (614) 414-0855.