Sale 147 Oct. 7

Sale 147Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announce our Sale 147, which will be held on October 7, 2017. The 500-lot sale features selections from the libraries of William A. Burd and Q. David Bowers, among others, and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics.

Some highlights of the sale include:

Lot 20: the deluxe three-volume Boutin reprint and reconstruction of the Pozzi collection
Lot 23: the complete Forni edition of the BMC Greek
Lot 109: Schwabacher on Selinunt
Lot 113: a fine copy of the rare Stack’s Galleries sale of the Clara Sobernheim collection of ancient coins and glass
Lot 137: the Corpus des sceaux français du moyen âge, in three volumes
Lot 138: the five-volume updated reprint of Belfort on Merovingian coins
Lot 287: a fine bound group of early Bangs catalogues, ex the Fuld, Bass, and Bowers Libraries
Lot 298: Bowers’s own copy of the combined presentation edition of the Bowers & Merena Norweb sales
Lot 357: a bound volume of 32 U.S. catalogues from 1880, one of several bound volumes of 19th-century American catalogues from the library of Virgil Brand
Lot 413: John J. Ford’s own bound copies of New Netherlands Coin Company catalogues.

Bids may be placed via post, email, fax or phone, as well as online. Kolbe & Fanning uses 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 147 has been mailed to active customers. A PDF of the printed catalogue has also been posted to our main website at for those who prefer that format (the online catalogue may be truncated). Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by October 6, 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.

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August 2017 Fixed Price List

August 2017 FPLKolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their August fixed price catalogue, featuring rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Including works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue offers a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, visit our website at or click here.

A few highlights from this offering include:

  • Both Volumes of Alfoldi’s Caesar in 44 v. Chr.
  • The First Edition of the First Numismatic Book: Budé’s 1514 De Asse et Partibus Ejus
  • Original Copy of Desneaux on Akanthos
  • Herbert Cahn’s Classic Work on the Coinage of Knidos
  • A Presentation Copy of Andrew McFarland Davis on Massachusetts Bay Currency
  • A Rare Original Set of Papadopoli’s Magnificent Work on Venice.

The catalogue is being published only in PDF form. No printed catalogue will be issued. It is being distributed first to those customers of ours who have signed up for our email list. You can sign up for our mailing list on our website at Kolbe & Fanning regularly issues similar fixed price PDF catalogues, so make sure you are among the first to know of them: most items offered are one of a kind.

Please email Kolbe & Fanning at or call our office at (614) 414-0855 to purchase items. We look forward to hearing from you.

Download August 2017 Fixed Price List