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The E-Sylum: Volume 26, Number 21, May 21, 2023, Article 2


Kolbe & Fanning have another great literature sale coming up - here's the announcement. -Editor

Kolbe-Fanning June 2023 sale cover Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be holding our next auction sale on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The sale includes an impressive array of rare and out-of-print works on coins, medals, and paper money from antiquity to the present, including selections from the libraries of Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., and Richard A. Eliasberg. Some highlights of the sale include:

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  K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 10 revision of Babelon on Roman Republican coins K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 30 Demetrio's collection of ancient Egyptian coins
Lots 10 and 30

Lot 10: a complete set of Max Bahrfeldt's classic revision of Babelon on Roman Republican coins

Lot 30: both parts of Feuardent's elusive catalogue of Giovanni di Demetrio's collection of ancient Egyptian coins

  K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 91 Roman Imperial coins
Lot 91

Lot 91: a complete set of Anne Robertson's comprehensive catalogue of the Roman Imperial coins in the Hunterian collection at Glasgow

  K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 114  folio on engraved gems K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 136 Bettange on the coining process
Lots 114 and 136

Lot 114: Philippe de Stosch's 1724 folio on engraved gems, a truly outstanding classic work, part of a small but select consignment of books on the subject

Lot 136: an attractive set of Bettange's scarce and important 1760 work on the coining process

  K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 173 Wolfgang Hahn Byzantine K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 286 Ard Browning Quarter Dollars plate
Lots 173 and 286

Lot 173: Wolfgang Hahn's exceptional study of early Byzantine coins

Lot 286: Louis Eliasberg's copy of the first edition of Ard Browning's foundational work on U.S. quarter dollars

  K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 293 Chapman's Harlan Page Smith sale K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 308 Chapman's 1794 large cents
Lots 293 and 308

Lot 293: S.H. & H. Chapman's plated 1906 catalogue of the outstanding collection formed by Harlan Page Smith

Lot 308: the suppressed first printing (1923) of S. Hudson Chapman's work on the 1794 large cents, ex Louis Eliasberg

  K-F 2023-06 sale Lot 309 Clapp Family collection inventory
Lot 309

Lot 309: the unique Clapp Family collection inventory and provenance ledger, compiled by J.M. and John H. Clapp and later part of the Eliasberg Library, recording one of the greatest collections of U.S. coins never to have been properly catalogued or sold publicly, and of enormous importance for provenance research.

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 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 sale will also be listed on Biddr and NumisBids in the near future.

The printed catalogue is being 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 for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by June 9, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time online at 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 or email David Fanning at To register for the sale, go to We look forward to your participation.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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