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Selected Numismatic Literature at Kolbe & Fanning

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing their Sale 160, which will be held on Saturday, 22nd May 2021. The 459-lot sale features additional material from the library of Richard Margolis, along with selections from Roger Persichilli, John Dannreuther, and the TAB Library. The sale includes books, catalogues and other publications on a variety of numismatic topics, including standard current works, antiquarian volumes, rare plated catalogues, and much else.

Some highlights of the sale include:

Lot 30.
  • Lot 30: the rare 1942 catalogue of the “Treasure of Via Alesandrina,” with original mounted photographic plates illustrating this important find. Estimate: $750.
  • Lot 92: a handsome copy of the 1557 first edition of Onofrio Panvinio’s Fasti et triumphi Romanorum. Estimate: $1,200.
  • Lot 257: the volume of the Trésor de numismatique et de glyptique dealing with medals of the French Revolution, bound in 19th-century half morocco. Estimate: $500.
Lot 329.
  • Lot 329: an impressive volume of works by Olivarius Vredius on Flemish sigillography, including his important 1639 Sigilla comitum Flandriae et inscriptiones diplomatum. Estimate: $750.
  • Lot 347: a well-preserved copy of John Warner Barber’s 1841 History and Antiquities of New England, New York, and New Jersey, with illustrations of state coppers. Estimate: $550.
Lot 366.
  • Lot 366: S.H. Chapman’s very rare plated catalogue of his 1924 sale of the F.R. Alvord collection of United States half cents. Estimate: $1,200.
  • Lot 377: the extraordinary Fuld-Bass set of Tom Elder catalogues, featuring five plated sales (including the very rare 1907 Chase sale), and also including his extremely rare first mail-bid sale. Estimate: $10,000.
  • Lot 370: an original 1875 copy of Crosby’s Early Coins of America, with the 1873 Introduction, an 1874 circular, and some original paper covers bound in. Estimate: $1,500.
Lot 409.
  • Lot 409: John J. Ford, Jr.’s copy of the New York Coin & Stamp Company’s 1890 catalogue of the R. Coulton Davis collection, with plates, in original flexible cloth covers. Estimate: $750.
  • Lot 438: a finely bound large-paper copy, interleaved and hand-priced, of W. Elliot Woodward’s second Semi-Annual Sale (April–May 1863). Estimate: $500.

The printed catalogue of Sale 160 will be mailed to all active customers on the mailing list shortly. A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to Kolbe & Fanning’s main website for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by 21st May 2021, 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. The sale will also be listed on Biddr and NumisBids in the near future.