January 26 Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing our Sale 151, which will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The 500-lot sale covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics, and includes selected items from over thirty different numismatic libraries, offering something for virtually all interests. 

Some highlights of the sale include:

Lot 167: an exceptionally well-preserved copy of Fulvio Orsini’s foundational 1577 Familiae Romanae

Lot 172: Piranesi’s magnificent 1750 Opere Varie, bringing together 48 extraordinary engraved prints depicting the artist’s fantastical vision of the remnants of antiquity

Lot 225: George Vertue’s rare 1757 catalogue of the collections of King Charles I, as edited by Horace Walpole

Lot 276: a beautifully bound set of Hill’s corpus of Renaissance medals

Lot 279: a complete original set of Count Hutten-Czapski’s very rare and important work on Polish coins and medals

Lot 378: a priced and named copy of the very scarce plated edition of Henry Chapman’s 1911 sale of the Stanislaus Siedlecki collection

Lot 437: an inscribed set of the extremely rare 1881 edition of Loubat’s Medallic History of the United States of America

Lot 449: the New York Coin & Stamp Company’s 1890 Parmelee sale, in an original presentation binding with photographic plates.

Bids may be placed via post, email, fax or phone, as well as online. Kolbe & Fanning use Auction Mobility as our third-party online bidding platform. Auction Mobility is an app-based platform allowing users the ability to participate in the sale through phones, tablets and computers. To register for the sale, bidders must go to and sign up. Once you have set up an account, you may browse lots, place advance bids, or participate in the live sale online. Those wishing to participate on their devices can download the Kolbe & Fanning app through the Apple or Google Play Store. 

The printed catalogue of Sale 151 will be mailed to active customers in the near future. A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to our main website at for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by January 25, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed online at; live internet bidding will be available during the sale itself through the same platform.

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at or email David Fanning at To register for the sale, go to We look forward to your participation.