Catalogue Numbering

George F. Kolbe issued his first mail-bid catalogue in 1976, and published a total of 112 independent catalogues before joining forces with David F. Fanning in early 2010. Fanning had issued three mail-bid sales as an independent dealer (2008-09), and these were subsequently numbered Sales 113-115 in the combined Kolbe & Fanning sequence. The first sale jointly issued under the Kolbe & Fanning name was Sale 116 (June 2010). While both Kolbe and Fanning had issued fixed price lists, the numbering of these publications was not affected by their merger.