Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are extremely pleased to announce that they will be offering at public auction the outstanding and comprehensive library on ancient numismatics formed over decades by New York coin dealer Herbert Kreindler. Highlights from the library, featuring many extraordinary works, will be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The sale will be held in association with Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH, of Osnabrück, Germany, and will be followed, several days later, by an eLive online auction featuring the remainder of the library.
The Kreindler library is well-known for its extensive nature, including original editions of virtually all of the key works on ancient Greek and Roman coins. Works on the coins of the Holy Land are well represented, and the collection of classic auction catalogues must rank as one of the finest offered in recent years. The library is replete with rare and desirable volumes, many of which are finely bound. Among the highlights of the library are complete original sets of all of the major European numismatic periodicals featuring content relevant to the scope of the library. Among them are excellent sets of the Numismatic Chronicle, Numismatische Zeitschrift, Revue numismatique, Rivista Italiana, Zeitschrift für Numismatik, and others.
Herb Kreindler has been a professional numismatist since the early 1970s and has long recognized the importance of a numismatic library to anyone seriously pursuing the subject as either avocation or vocation. His library reflects years of careful and patient effort, and its offering at public auction promises to be a most exciting bibliophilic event.
Parties interested in viewing the library before it is prepared for shipment should contact Herb Kreindler at (631) 427-0732. Books will also be available for viewing at Kolbe & Fanning’s offices in Gahanna, Ohio once cataloguing is completed later in the year, and also in the days before the sale in New York City.