Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers

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The bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com, currently includes over 1,350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. Easy to use, designed for both browsing and focused searching, numislit.com is the leading source for new and rare out-of-print books on U.S. coins, world coins, ancients, medals, tokens, and any number of esoteric numismatic specialties.

Prices range from $10 to $4,000. Check us out at numislit.com. We offer free domestic Media Mail shipping on all website orders $100 and over.

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Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through March 15

3/1/2017

Kolbe & Fanning 3rd Bid or Buy Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their third “Buy or Bid" Sale, which begins now and will close on Wednesday, March 15. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost.

The sale includes over 1,400 works on ancient, medieval and modern coins, as well as general works, periodicals and sale catalogues. “Buy” prices have been kept low to promote sales. To further encourage participation, the firm is offering free domestic shipping to bidders spending at least $500; there will also be no packing and processing fee for this sale. Please read the Terms of Sale before participating.

There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com.

As the name of the sale suggests, customers may bid on items they wish to acquire or buy them outright at the published price. The Terms of Sale will give full instructions on how to participate: please read it carefully. This is the first “Buy or Bid Sale” we have held since 2013. We intend to hold them regularly from now on.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Download the sale today at numislit.com. If you have any questions about the sale, please write the firm at orders@numislit.com.

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CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning

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Numismatic Bookseller Dr. David Fanning is this week's guest on the CoinWeek Podcast.

Alongside partner George Kolbe - a noted numismatist in his own right - their company Kolbe & Fanning has changed the face of the numismatic book market, offering more than just seldom-seen selections of books and literary archive material. The scholarly duo’s research into these items has added tremendously to our understanding of the hobby’s past.

In this episode of the CoinWeek podcast editor Charles Morgan talks to Dr. David Fanning about antiquarian numismatic books, the colorful characters of our hobby’s past, the ever-changing market for numismatic knowledge, Kolbe & Fanning's upcoming Sale 143, and why serious collectors care so much about this preserving this aspect of the coin collecting hobby.

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Free Shipping for Orders $100 and Over

10/7/2016

Kolbe & Fanning are now offering free domestic Media Mail shipping on all website orders $100 and over. To browse their online inventory, click here.

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Current Releases and Best Sellers

A GUIDE BOOK OF UNITED STATES COINS. DELUXE EDITION.
Kolbe & Fanning Price: $49 newbutton First Read

MEDALLIC ART OF THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY, 1865-2014.
Kolbe & Fanning Price: $100 newbutton First Read

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Classic and Vintage Numismatic Books

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ANNALS OF THE COINAGE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS DEPENDENCIES
Kolbe & Fanning Price: $400 newbutton

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MEDALS, STRUCK IN RELATION TO IMPORTANT EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA, BEFORE AND SINCE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE UNITED STATES
Kolbe & Fanning Price: $1800 newbutton

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Consigning to a Kolbe & Fanning Sale


Kolbe & Fanning always welcome significant consignments of rare and important numismatic publications to our upcoming sales. Prospective consignors are encouraged to contact us for additional details. David Fanning can be reached at df@numislit.com or (614) 414-0855. Please do not send books without discussing them with us beforehand.

 

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Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction

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

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

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

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Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K Video

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Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

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

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

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish May Fixed Price Catalogue

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Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

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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 Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

By CoinWeek ….   Noted numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning has just announced that it is offering a subscription service for hardcover editions of numbered sale catalogues. The cloth-bound hardcover catalogues are available for $55 each using this service. The subscription starts with the most recent sale to have occurred at the time a customer […]

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 […]

 
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