Here are more highlights from the February 25, 2023 sale from numismatic literature sellers Kolbe & Fanning. Some great material in this sale - be sure to get your bids in.
Highlights from February 25 Sale
On Saturday, February 25, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be holding our next auction of rare and out-of-print numismatic literature. The sale features a wide variety of desirable works on coins, medals, and paper money from all times and places, plus a special selection of items from the archives of the illustrious French engraver Augustin Dupré, whose works include the famous Libertas Americana medal, the new decimal coinage following the French Revolution, the Diplomatic Medal, and the Comitia Americana medals for Nathanael Greene, John Paul Jones and Daniel Morgan.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 67 and 203
Lot 67: the 1896 catalogue of the collection of Roman and Byzantine gold coins formed by Hyman Montagu, with 41 fine plates
Lot 203: Frans van Mieris's magnificent 1732–1735 three-volume folio compendium of Dutch historical medals
Lot 127: the very rare 1810 auction catalogue of the collection of Jules-François de Cotte, the French Director of Medals from 1763 to 1803, from the library of Richard Margolis
Lots 250 and 265
Lot 250: William Short's original 1791 letter to Augustin Dupré, published in Loubat, exhorting him to complete his work on the long-delayed Diplomatic Medal
Lot 265: an original printing of Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli's Numisgraphics, the first substantial numismatic bibliography published in the United States
Lots 321 and 341
Lot 321: a handsomely bound set of Crévecoeur's 1787 account of the nascent United States, with a description of the coinage and an engraving of the Libertas Americana medal
Lot 341: Tom Elder's 1929 catalogue of the Dr. George Alfred Lawrence collection with all 22 photographic plates, handsomely bound by Alan Grace
Lot 435: an enormous assemblage of some 4000 high-quality photographic prints of United States large cents, the work of photographer William C. Noyes
Lots 448 and 478
Lot 448: the legendary 1886 catalogue of the Dr. Edward Maris collection, with six photographically printed plates, enormously important and rare
Lot 478: a virtually unknown 1793 printing of the Acts Passed at the First Session of the Second Congress, including the Act Establishing a Mint.
Register early to bid online
Bids may be placed via post, email, fax or phone, as well as online. Kolbe & Fanning use Auction Mobility as our third-party online bidding platform. Auction Mobility is an app-based platform allowing users the ability to participate in the sale through phones, tablets and computers. To register for the sale, bidders must go to bid.numislit.com and sign up. Once you have set up an account, you may browse lots, place advance bids, or participate in the live sale online. Those wishing to participate on their devices can download the Kolbe & Fanning app through the Apple or Google Play Store. The catalogue has also been posted on Biddr and NumisBids.
The printed catalogue has been mailed to all active customers on our mailing list. As international mail speeds have been inconsistent, we encourage our foreign clients to consult the electronic catalogue in case their printed catalogue does not arrive promptly. A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to our main website at numislit.com for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by February 24, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time online at
bid.numislit.com. Live internet bidding will be available during the sale itself through the same platform.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio, and our sales are conducted by licensed auctioneers. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at
numislit.com or email David Fanning at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the sale, go to
bid.numislit.com. We look forward to your participation.
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KOLBE & FANNING AUCTION SALE 166 ANNOUNCED
KOLBE & FANNING AUCTION SALE 166 HIGHLIGHTS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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