10-01-2014 – 12-01-2014
Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2014 New York Book Auction
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be holding a two-session public auction sale of rare and important numismatic literature in conjunction with the 2014 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
On the morning of January 11, the firm will be offering selections from the remarkable library on Russian numismatics formed by Quentin Archer. The Archer library is especially strong in pre-Petrine material and in references on the coins and medals of Peter the Great, with some coverage of later periods. Highlights include works by Tolstoï, Fraehn, Giel, Ilyin, Chertkov, Koehne, Markov, Oreshnikov, Zubov, and the Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich. Archer’s holdings of important auction catalogues and periodicals are also notable.
Beginning at noon on January 11, Kolbe & Fanning will be offering the outstanding and comprehensive library on ancient numismatics formed by New York coin dealer Herbert Kreindler. This part of the sale will be held in association with Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH, of Osnabrück, Germany. The Kreindler library is well-known for its extensive nature, including original editions of virtually all of the key works on ancient Greek and Roman coins. His collections of classic auction catalogues and periodicals must also rank among the finest offered in recent years. A second part of the Kreindler library will be offered as a Künker eLive sale in cooperation with Kolbe & Fanning on February 13.
The printed catalogues for the two public sessions and the February eLive sale will all be mailed during the first week of December. PDFs of the two January catalogues are available for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning website.
The February eLive sale will be posted toward the end of the year and more information will be released about that particular sale at a later date.