Numismatic Literature of North America Auction
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing Sale 152, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The 441-lot sale is entirely devoted to North American numismatics (though a number of important catalogues issued by American dealers offering ancient and foreign coins are also included). Material from the libraries of Doug Robins, Philip J. Carrigan and John P. Donoghue are featured, as are special offerings from the libraries of Reed Hawn, Del Bland and Q. David Bowers. The sale will be of particular interest to collectors of Canadian coins, medals, tokens and paper money.
Some highlights of the sale include:
- Lot 263: President Ulysses S. Grant’s set of Loubat’s Medallic History of the United States of America, presented by the author to the subject of two of the medals described and depicted therein
- Lot 411: an unpublished work on the William Wood coinage, written by Robert Vlack and Philip Keller and annotated by Walter Breen.
- Lot 324: all four of Wayte Raymond’s W.W.C. Wilson sales, including the rare fourth sale (1928)
- Lot 111: an attractive copy of the 1911 Stanislaus Siedlecki catalogue with photographic plates, part of a consignment from legendary collector Reed Hawn featuring nearly every large-format plated Chapman catalogue
- Lot 217: over 100 Jeffrey Hoare sale catalogues, many being Doug and Rita Robins’s annotated saleroom copies
- Lot 214: a handsome copy of Hickcox’s 1858 Historical Account of American Coinage
- Lot 228: James Hutchings’s illustrated 1856 account of the San Francisco Mint
- Lot 341: a set of Doug Robins’s fixed price list, A Collector’s Item, from his own library
- Lot 439: Andrew Zabriskie’s rare 1873 catalogue of medals honoring Abraham Lincoln
The printed catalogue of Sale 152 will be mailed to active customers in the near future. A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to the Kolbe & Fanning website for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by Friday, April 26, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time online; live internet bidding will be available during the sale itself through the same platform.