Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers
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.
Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through March 15
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.
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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
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 414-0855. Please do not send books without discussing them with us beforehand.