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Numismatic Books: Kolbe & Fanning Week-Long 50% Off Sale

Numismatic Books: Kolbe & Fanning Week-Long 50% Off Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that they are holding a massive 50% off Inventory Reduction Sale, applicable to over 1,400 books listed on their website. The sale runs from Sunday, November 13 through Saturday, November 19, and is available only to orders placed through numislit.com. Check out Kolbe & Fanning’s large online inventory […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Sale: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21 & 22

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Sale: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21 & 22

Kolbe & Fanning wishes to remind everyone that our 143rd sale of important numismatic literature will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016. The sale is arranged in two parts: –Part One, featuring 293 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, October 21. Bidders may participate in […]

Numismatic Books – More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 21-22 Sale

Numismatic Books – More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 21-22 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning’s 143rd sale of numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, and bids are beginning to come in. The two-part sale features a remarkable library of early American auction catalogues, as well as a wide variety of works on foreign, ancient and U.S. coins. The sale is arranged in two […]

Kolbe & Fanning Sale 143: New Online and Mail Bid Sale October 21-22

Kolbe & Fanning Sale 143: New Online and Mail Bid Sale October 21-22

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 143rd sale of important numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, 2016. The two-part sale will feature the remarkable library of American numismatic auction catalogues formed by a prominent Texas collector, buttressed by a wide-ranging library on foreign and ancient coins formed by […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish September Fixed Price Catalogue

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish September Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their latest catalogue, featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue aims to include a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, visit our website at numislit.com. A few highlights from this May offering include: The magnificent 1645 Icones volume […]

Kolbe & Fanning: Super-Cheap Catalogues!

Kolbe & Fanning: Super-Cheap Catalogues!

It is a simple fact that many sale catalogues that contain good, solid information aren’t worth much money on the secondary market. Collectors and researchers continue to need them, though the monetary return makes it difficult for booksellers to bother with them. As a result, they tend to pile up. We have compiled a list […]

Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce that they will be displaying for sale at this week’s American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money (Booths 263 and 362) an exceptionally important group of six handwritten letters by the notorious forger Thomas Wyatt. The letters, all of which pertain to Wyatt’s creation of […]

Kolbe & Fanning Sale Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning Sale Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning wish to remind everyone that our 142nd sale of important numismatic literature will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 2016. The sale is arranged in two parts: PART ONE, featuring 380 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, June 24 at 12:00 NOON Eastern […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce Sale 142, June 24-25

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce Sale 142, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 142nd sale of important numismatic literature will be held on June 24 and 25, 2016. The two-part sale will feature a number of rare and desirable works on ancient, medieval and modern coins from several consignors. Printed catalogues are being mailed at this time and will […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish May Fixed Price Catalogue

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish May Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their latest catalogue, the third in a series of fixed-price offerings of rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue aims to include a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, […]

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind their customers that their next online numismatic book auction will take place on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., eastern time. The sale has been posted at auction.numislit.com, where bidders may register, browse the sale’s contents and place absentee bids in advance. The April 16 auction […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that their next online numismatic book auction has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The sale will take place on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., eastern time. The April 16 auction is the latest […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish March Fixed Price Catalogue

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish March Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their latest catalogue, the second in a series of fixed-price offerings of rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue aims to include a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish Fixed Price Catalogue

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their latest catalogue, a fixed-price offering of rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the short-but-sweet catalogue (36 listings) aims to include a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, click here. The catalogue […]

Kolbe & Fanning: Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – The Faistauer Collection

Kolbe & Fanning: Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – The Faistauer Collection

By George Kolbe – Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers …..   Over the past three-and-a-half decades I have traveled far and wide to acquire numismatic libraries. A story could be told about a number of these acquisitional forays but none, perhaps, is more exotic than the one that follows. In the late 1990s, an advertisement […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning in 2016

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning in 2016

The New York Book Auction Kolbe & Fanning started the year with our 2016 New York Book Auction on Saturday, January 9, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Conducted in conjunction with the 2016 New York International Numismatic Convention, the sale featured the celebrated RBW Library on Roman Republican coinage and other properties. The 455-lot sale […]

2016 NY Book Auction Featuring the RBW Library

2016 NY Book Auction Featuring the RBW Library

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2016 New York Book Auction will feature the celebrated RBW Library and other important properties. Focusing on Roman Republican coinage, the RBW Library includes both the essential standard works on the subject as well as many rarely seen and little-known publications. RBW’s collections of antiquarian books, […]

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction features remarkable rarities and important works from around the world. With the celebrated RBW Library on Roman Republican coins serving as its foundation, the sale’s offerings span the numismatic spectrum. Some highlights include: Lot 42: the very rare catalogue of the Carlos de Beistegui collection Lot 54: […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2016 New York Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2016 New York Auction

Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction to Feature the RBW Library Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2016 New York Book Auction will feature the celebrated RBW Library and other important properties. Focusing on Roman Republican coinage, the RBW Library includes both the essential standard works on the subject as […]

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest sale will be taking place this Saturday, November 7, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. Featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties, Sale 140 features numismatic literature from around the world. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 18: Byzantine Coins at Dumbarton Oaks, Volumes One through […]

Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest catalogue has been published. Our Sale 140, featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, November 7. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 15: Beaupré’s rare work […]

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning have published our latest auction catalogue. Sale 139, featuring selections from the libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, August 22.   Some highlights from the sale include: Lot […]

Kater-Crafts: West Coast Numismatic Bookbinders

Kater-Crafts: West Coast Numismatic Bookbinders

by George F. Kolbe – Kolbe & Fanning Those seriously interested in mid-20th century American coin sale catalogues are likely familiar with B.A. Martin, the bookbinder responsible for many Stack’s and Kosoff special cloth- and leather-bound editions. Located in New York City, many of the firm’s deluxe bindings incorporated a distinctive leather termed “baby calf,” […]

Kolbe & Fanning July 25, 2015 Online Sale – Bidding is Now Live…

Kolbe & Fanning July 25, 2015 Online Sale – Bidding is Now Live…

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering selections from the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in an online sale to be held Saturday, July 25. Highlights include signed books and other memorabilia from the library of Margo Russell, editor of Coin […]

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in two upcoming sales. Margo Russell is a name well-known to many in this country. She served as the Editor of Coin World from 1962 to 1985, having […]

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It was big news last week for Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers as the company officially rolled out its newly redesigned website. While the old website was compact and fairly easy to navigate, the first thing you notice when visiting the new version of Numislit.com is how expansive it seems. […]

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind clients that their April 25 mail-bid and live online sale has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The second in a new series of smaller mail-bid and online numismatic book auctions, the April 25 sale […]

Kolbe & Fanning: Live Online and Mail Bid Sale: April 25, 2015

Kolbe & Fanning: Live Online and Mail Bid Sale: April 25, 2015

Register to bid, view lots and place absentee bids at auction.numislit.com Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest mail-bid and online auction, which closes Saturday, April 25. The sale has been posted and bidders may browse the offerings through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. This is a mail-bid sale featuring live […]

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

 
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