David Fanning forwarded this report on the results of this week's numismatic literature auction.
Kolbe & Fanning's latest mail-bid sale closed on Thursday, November 18. Consisting of 588 lots, the sale managed to include a bit of everything, including important works in a number of different areas of numismatics. Some highlights included:
--Special combined deluxe editions of the Garrett and Norweb sales held by Bowers and Ruddy/Merena, issued in limited editions of 40 and 20 copies respectively, sold for $1600 each.
--A copy of a 1787 issue of the New-Haven Gazette, featuring a contemporary description of Fugio coppers, sold for $900.
--A copy of John H. Hickcox's "Historical Account of American Coinage" sold for $660.
--A 1788 newspaper account of the Massachusetts state mint sold for $650.
--A lot of 19 issues of George Dillingham's rare Coin Circular sold for $625.
The firm's next sale will be their public sale at the Waldorf Astoria, held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention, on January 8, which features 500 lots of outstanding material from around the world. For more information, see the firm's website at www.numislit.com.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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