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Kolbe & Fanning Sells Cardinal Collection Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be holding their next auction sale on Saturday, 25th February 2023. The sale includes a remarkable variety of rare and out-of-print works on coins, medals, and paper money from antiquity to the present, combining selections from an impressive library on world coins with further selections from the extraordinary Cardinal Collection Library.

Some highlights of the sale include:

Lot 14: British Museum. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum. London, 1873–1927. First editions. Twenty-nine volumes complete. Starting Price: $4,000.
  • Lot 14: a complete set of A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, the 29-volume classic reference.
Lot 66: Rollin & Feuardent. Collection de M. Le Vicomte de Ponton d’Amécourt. Monnaies d‘or, Romaines Et Byzantines. Paris, 25–30 avril 1887. Starting Price: $650.
  • Lot 66: the 1887 Rollin & Feuardent catalogue of the collection of Roman and Byzantine gold coins formed by Gustave, Viscount de Ponton d’Amécourt.
  • Lot 187: an original set of the 1732–1737 French edition of Gerard van Loon’s magnificent five-volume compendium of medals relating to Dutch history.
  • Lot 207: a complete set of Josef Neumann’s 1858–1872 encyclopedia of copper coins of the world, beautifully bound in six volumes by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
Lot 245: Dupré, Augustin. Design to Mark the Events of 10 August 1792. Undated [1792]. Pencil on paper, blank verso. 21.5 by 17 cm. Starting Price: $3,000.
  • Lot 245: a finely rendered original drawing in pencil by Augustin Dupré to mark the attack on the Tuileries on August 10, 1792.
  • Lots 247: a unique manuscript outline by Narcisse Dupré, son of Augustin, listing medals relating to the United States designed by his father.
  • Lot 334: the very rare Pledges of History, the first catalogue of the cabinet of coins belonging to the United States Mint, by Assistant Assayer William E. Du Bois.
  • Lot 382: Thomas Jefferson’s 1790 Report on Weights, Measures and Coins of the United States, a landmark work in the development of the U.S. monetary system, written by Jefferson while Secretary of State under Washington.
Lot 410: Marvin, William T.R. The Medals of the Masonic Fraternity, Described and Illustrated. Boston: Privately Printed, 1880. Starting Price: $800.
  • Lot 410: Virgil Brand’s handsomely bound copy of W.T.R. Marvin’s rare study of The Medals of the Masonic Fraternity (1880), accompanied by the later supplement.
  • Lot 477: the original printing of the Journal of the Senate for 1791–1792, including An Act Establishing a Mint, and Regulating the Coins of the United States, the foundation of all U.S. coinage.



View all lots in the auction catalog.

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