Kolbe & Fanning Launch New Website, Announce Rare Numismatic Literature Sale

New Website of Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers
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After months of planning and work, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC are pleased to unveil their new and improved website. The firm also announce Mail Bid Sale 122, which features over 1400 lots of rare and desirable numismatic literature.

Numismatic researchers and bibliophiles are invited to visit www.numislit.com and review new and enhanced features, including:

  • an online, illustrated catalogue of rare and desirable numismatic works available for immediate sale, which will be added to regularly

  • the ability to conduct sophisticated searches for wanted titles or browse particular categories

  • the ability to place orders online and to pay by credit card or by PayPal (as well as the ability to hold items for payment by check)

  • our latest mail-bid or public auction catalogue in PDF format

  • press releases and other Kolbe & Fanning announcements

  • information on consignments, a glossary of book terms and other material.

The new and improved website is managed by Bibliopolis, perhaps the premier firm providing e-commerce website services to hundreds of antiquarian booksellers in the United States and elsewhere. Among its many renowned clients are Argosy Bookstore, William Reese Company, and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

At the moment, a bit more than 400 titles are available for sale from the site. Kolbe & Fanning intends to add to this list on a regular basis, making available for immediate purchase a wide variety of numismatic titles. Kolbe & Fanning handles numismatic books from all periods and in all languages, spanning the entire field of numismatic literature.

Rare Numismatic Literature Mail Bid Sale 122

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that over 1400 lots of rare and desirable numismatic literature are featured in their Mail Bid Sale 122, closing on September 15, 2011. Particularly rich in rare and desirable works on American numismatics, the 112-page, 1401-lot catalogue also includes an extensive selection of interesting and elusive works on ancient, medieval and modern numismatics.

The sale starts off with a fine 485-lot consignment, the library of a coin dealer specializing in ancient and foreign coins. While it features many of the great multi-volume standard works on ancient coins and a number of classic works on that topic in excellent condition and from famous libraries, it is also quite diverse. Over twenty different consignments make up the balance of the sale. Among them are modern key works on Eastern European numismatics, classic works on Latin American coins, interesting photographic oddments from the Jack Collins archives, and important American numismatic works from the library of noted colonial coin collector, George C. Perkins.

Mail Bid Sale 122 highlights include:

  • Georges Le Rider’s copies of Svoronos on the coins of the Ptolemies, Babelon on Syria and on Persia, and Newell on Eastern and Western Seleucid mints
  • A fine original set of Tolstoï’s Monnaies Byzantines
  • Complete sets of BMC Greek, Roman Provincial Coinage, Davenport on crowns and talers, Duruy on Rome and Greece, Hahn’s Moneta Imperia Byzantine, a finely bound set of de Saulcy’s 1836 work on Byzantine coins, a complete set of the Typos monographs, etc.
  • Sheridan Downey’s 1993 Overton sale and Downey sales 10–26
  • Official copies of Leonard Holland’s 1959 Pennypacker large cent sale documentation
  • An original 1957 duplicated typescript contract of the sale of the George Mihailovitch collection of Russian coins and medals between Abe Kosoff and Sol Kaplan
  • An attractive original set of the Vidal Quadras y Ramón Collection
    • Hirsch’s 1909 Consul Weber Roman sale and a fine copy of the famous 1896 Montagu sale of Roman gold coins
  • Spink & Son’s Monthly Numismatic Circular, 1892–1939 complete
  • A long run of Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum volumes
  • First printings of the 1813 and 1814 U.S. Mint Reports and an 1813 Treasury Department report on the Mint
  • A finely bound 1903 Sammlung Bachofen von Echt, featuring Roman coins and medallions
  • Walker on Umayyad and Arab-Byzantine coins
  • George Perkins’s original plated 1907 Stickney and 1912 Earle Chapman sales
  • Spahr’s works on Sicilian coins
  • A rare 1980s Narodna Bank Belgrade guide to counterfeit and genuine world paper money
  • John E. Wilkison’s leatherbound 1954 King Farouk sale
  • A remarkable archive of numismatic Heeren Brothers materials
  • Original sets of Dasí and Herrera on eight reales
  • Nice runs of Bolender, Elder, Haseltine, Bowers, and Pine Tree auction sale catalogues
  • An original 1875 Crosby Early Coins of America with the 1873, title, introduction, and other rare materials bound in
  • A complete set of Lester Merkin sales
  • A nice run of 85 early Stack’s auction sale catalogues, 1935–1952
  • George Perkins’s own copy of the special limited edition of his collection of Connecticut coppers
  • A rare first printing Heath counterfeit detector
  • A near fine first edition, first printing Yeoman Red Book
  • A priced and named 1932 Giovanni P. Morosini sale of Italian and other rare gold coins
  • And much more

A printed catalogue may be obtained by sending $10 to: KOLBE & FANNING NUMISMATIC BOOKSELLERS LLC, 141 W JOHNSTOWN ROAD, GAHANNA OH 43230-2700. The catalogue is also accessible free of charge on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com.

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