Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest auction sale of numismatic books, periodicals and catalogues, to be held September 12-13, 2014. The sale will feature live online bidding and will be held as an internet auction, though bidders may place bids by other methods if they prefer.

kolbe11 275x185 Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12 13The two-day sale features important material on European numismatics from the library of a longtime dealer. 


Highlights include:

Classic works on German numismatics by Alexander von Hessen, Joseph Appel, Emil Bahrfeldt, Max Bernhart, Heinrich Buck, Karl Wilhelm Dassdorf, Karl Domanig, Ernst Fischer, Karl Friedrich, Paul Joseph, Viktor Katz, Wilhelm Freiherrn Löffelholz von Kolberg, David Samuel Madai, Alfred Noss, Carl Freiherrn von Schrötter, Karl Gustav Ritter von Schultthess-Rechberg and many others.

  • Important European auction sales including the 1897 Unger sale, the 1888-1909 Sammlung Engelhardt, the 1943-45 Grantley sales, the 1902-03 Rainer collection, the 1904 Chelminski sale, the 1932-34 sales from the Fürstlich Fürstenbergischen Münzkabinettes Donaueschingen, Sammlung Eugen Felix (1895), the 1909-11 Stroehlin sales, the Collection Legras (1882-83), the Ludwig Belli sale (1904-05), the Count Ferrari German sales (1926-29) and many others.
  • Other European classics including Bernays and Vannérus on Luxembourg, Demole on Geneva, Galster on Danish and Norwegian medals, Habich on Italian Renaissance medals, Hildebrand on Swedish commemorative medals, Hutten-Czapski’s important work on Polish coins, Netscher and van der Chijs on the coins of the Dutch East Indies, Schou on Danish and Norwegian coins, and much else.


Books on ancient coins will also be offered in the sale, as will material on U.S. numismatics. Some highlights from these sections include:

  • Biaggi’s work on sestertii
  • Cahn on Naxos
  • The text volume of Haeberlin’s Aes Grave, from the library of Edward T. Newell
  • A set of Mazzini’s important work on Roman imperial coins
  • Both Schlessinger sales of ancient coins from the Hermitage
  • The dedication copy of David Cassel’s important work on postal currency, as well as regular copies of the first and second editions
  • The scarce Perry Fuller auction sale of the Baltimore gold hoard, with the very rare prices realized list
  • Scarce U.S. banking histories including Emory Wendell’s two-volume work on Michigan.


Through live internet bidding, bidders will be able to participate in the sale online as they would in a live auction, using the custom bidding platform developed for Kolbe & Fanning by the popular online auction service iCollector.com. To see the new Kolbe & Fanning live online bidding site, please go to auction.numislit.com. Bidders preferring to bid by mail, fax, phone or email may continue to do so, but all such absentee bids must be received bySeptember 11. Absentee bids cannot be accepted on the sale dates. 

Kolbe & Fanning’s website is www.numislit.com and their live online site can be reached at auction.numislit.com. We look forward to your participation.

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