Category Archives: Numismatic Book Auctions

Künker Auction Sales 342-344 and eLive Auction 62 Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker is pleased to present to you four different auction sales today. Let us start with the chronological order of the auctions: On October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $14 Million of US Coins and Exonumia in August Sale

Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,739,851 USD for the sale across all categories. The auction was held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino alongside the PCGS Members Only Show, with […]

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Selections From D. Brent Pogue Collection Bring Over $592,000 at Stack’s Bowers Auction

Historic numismatic literature and rare Spanish Colonial gold coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection realized over $592,000 last week in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. This offering represents a departure from the United States coins and paper money from the Pogue Collection sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries from May 2015 […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Presents the D. Brent Pogue Numismatic Library

Part of the August 5-7, 2020 Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the numismatic library of D. Brent Pogue in their August 2020 Public Auction Sale. While Brent Pogue did not focus on the library in the same manner as he did his magnificent coins and paper money, […]

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Künker eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Books

Numismatic Literature Auction By Künker GmbH …… You can study all the pieces of the eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Literature online. The auction contains more than 1,450 lots of numismatic literature from more than 400 years. We present you with a cross-section of citation works and catalogs, as well as scientific publications and special […]

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George F. Kolbe Library Sale of Numismatic Books Saturday, October 26

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering for sale at auction the personal library formed by numismatic bookseller George F. Kolbe on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The 166-page auction catalogue will mail in about one week to clients currently on our mailing list. A PDF of the printed catalogue is available now on the […]

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George F. Kolbe Numismatic Library to be Sold in October

The personal library formed by numismatic bookseller George F. Kolbe will be sold at auction on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The sale will be conducted by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers and will feature a printed catalogue and live online bidding. The catalogue will be available by the beginning of October, but clients are advised […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Publish American Paper Money Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce the availability of our July fixed-price catalogue, featuring rare and desirable works on American paper money. The 127-lot PDF catalogue is divided into two sections–highlights and more common items–and offers a wide variety of material costing from under $20 to over $1,000 USD. To download the […]

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Numismatic Literature of North America Auction April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announces our Sale 152, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The 441-lot sale is entirely devoted to North American numismatics (though a number of important catalogues issued by American dealers offering ancient and foreign coins are also included). Material from the libraries of Doug Robins, Philip J. […]

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More Highlights From the Jan. 26 Kolbe & Fanning Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are conducting our 151st book auctions of numismatic literature, which will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The sale includes material on ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics, with the 500 lots offering a wide variety of books for the collector’s consideration. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 43: […]

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Highlights of the Kolbe & Fanning January 26 Numismatic Book Sale

  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announce 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 […]

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One Week Left in Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #8

  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their eighth “Buy or Bid Sale,” which began on Saturday, November 3 and will close on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue […]

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July 14 Sale Features Highlights of John W. Adams Library

Selected highlights of the magnificent numismatic library carefully assembled by prolific author John W. Adams are featured in Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers’ 150th auction, to be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The Adams Library is well known for including one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction catalogues ever assembled. Exceptional runs […]

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Highlights From John W. Adams Library to be Sold July 14: Kolbe & Fanning

The Adams Library Include Exceptional Runs of Classic American Auction Catalogues  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are celebrating our 150th Auction by offering highlights of the extraordinary numismatic Adams library formed by author and researcher John W. Adams on July 14, 2018. The Adams Library includes one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction catalogues […]

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Kolbe & Fanning to Sell Highlights of John W. Adams Library July 14

Sale to Include Exceptional Runs of Classic American Auction Catalogues Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are celebrating our 150th Auction by offering highlights of the extraordinary numismatic library formed by author and researcher John W. Adams on July 14, 2018. The Adams Library includes one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction catalogues ever […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #6 Closes Today

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers’ sixth “Buy or Bid Sale” will close later today, Friday, April 6. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 28 Auction of Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announce our Sale 149, which will be held on April 28, 2018. The 500-lot sale features further selections from the extensive library of William A. Burd, among others, and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 1: The rarely seen 1717 History of the […]

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American Sales Incl. Ancient Coins Featured in 2018 NYC Book Auction: Kolbe & Fanning

Catalogues including high-quality plates of ancient coins have been in demand for many years as collectors and dealers use them to trace the provenance of individual coins. While the various European auction series have been thoroughly investigated, however, it is often the case that early American catalogues are neglected. In fact, a number of American […]

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Kolbe & Fanning’s New York Book Auction Now Accepting Bids

The catalogue for the 2018 New York Book Auction, to be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, is now available through the firm’s online bidding platform at bid.numislit.com. The catalogue, featuring highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd along with other properties, is also […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #5 Ends Tonight, Dec. 11

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers fifth “Buy or Bid Sale” will close tonight (Monday, December 11). The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning website […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #5 Open Through Dec. 11

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their fifth “Buy or Bid Sale”, which begins now and will close on Monday, December 11. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for […]

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Ancient Coin Books – Highlights from the William A. Burd Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd in our 2018 New York Book Auction, which will be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan. We have […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 7 Numismatic Book Auction is Tomorrow

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will hold Sale 147 this Saturday, October 7, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. Featuring material from the libraries of William A. Burd and Q. David Bowers, the 500-lot sale covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Bids may be placed via post, email, fax or phone, as well as […]

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More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 7 Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be holding our Sale 147 on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The 500-lot sale includes material from the libraries of William A. Burd and Q. David Bowers and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 42: Gallatin’s beautiful volume on Syracusan decadrachms Lot 91: […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce Oct. 7 Auction of Numismatic Books

Kolbe & 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 […]

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Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to offer the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicago coin dealer William A. Burd in several upcoming auctions. The Burd Library is well known to many due to the long-standing willingness of the owner to make his library available for use […]

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RESULTS – A Special Offering of Rare Numismatic Literature in Partnership with Stack’s Bowers

In partnership with Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, Stack’s Bowers Galleries  showcased Numismatic Literature relating to the magnificent collection of Colonel E.H.R. Green as part of their August 2017 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. This group of seven lots was offered in Session I,  on August 1, 2017. […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale Closes Tomorrow, July 15 at Noon

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are currently holding Sale 146, which will close in a live online auction on this Saturday, July 15. The 400-lot sale features selections from several private European libraries and the specialized holdings of an American collector, and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 146 – Important Numismatic Literature: Lots You Need to Know

Numismatic booksellers Kolbe & Fanning will conduct their 146th Sale of Important Numismatic Literature on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Time. The sale will consist of 400 rare and antiquarian numismatic books, including many highly collectible editions, manuscripts, and plated catalogs covering a wide range of numismatics, from ancients to world coins […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce July 15 Numismatic Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that our Sale 146 will be held on July 15, 2017. The 400-lot numismatic book auction features selections from several private European libraries and the specialized holdings of an American collector, and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 2: Andreas Alföldi’s […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #4 Ends Tomorrow

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers’ fourth “Buy or Bid Sale” closes tomorrow, Saturday, June 3. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. The PDF catalogue is available now for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com. As the name of the […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #4 Today Through June 3

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their fourth “Buy or Bid Sale”, which begins now and will close on Saturday, June 3. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for […]

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Bidding Options at Tomorrow’s Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Sale Make Buying Easy

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are looking forward to our Sale 145, which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. The sale includes selections from the libraries of Italo Vecchi and Tom Cederlind, and features rare and desirable works from around the world. With the launch of the […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have released our first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia: tokens, medals, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. Examples include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars, badges produced for coin shows, “Good For” tokens […]

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More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s April 22 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are holding their Sale 145 on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the live online auction beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. The 443-lot sale features selections from the libraries of Tom Cederlind, Italo Vecchi and other consignors, and includes interesting and important material on ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some […]

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Kolbe & Fanning: New Live Bidding App Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are excited to announce that we have introduced a new app in partnership with Auction Mobility, our firm’s third-party online bidding platform. While Kolbe & Fanning have offered live online bidding in our auctions for several years, the move to an app-based platform provides a number of advantages for our […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 22 Auction of Numismatic Books

Firm Using Auction Mobility for Live Online Bidding Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that their Sale 145 will be held on April 22, 2017. The 443-lot sale features selections from the libraries of Tom Cederlind and Italo Vecchi, as well as interesting and important material from other consignors on ancient, foreign and U.S. […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 22 Auction of Numismatic Books

Firm Using Auction Mobility for Live Online Bidding Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that their Sale 145 will be held on April 22, 2017. The 443-lot sale features selections from the libraries of Tom Cederlind and Italo Vecchi, as well as interesting and important material from other consignors on ancient, foreign and U.S. […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers 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 […]

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Kolbe & Fanning NY Book Auction Bidding Instructions

Kolbe & Fanning are looking forward to our 2017 New York Book Auction, which will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2016, beginning at 12:30 p.m. eastern time, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan in conjunction with the 2017 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features selections from the libraries of Italo Vecchi […]

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Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2017 New York Book Auction will feature a wide variety of numismatic books from around the world, including material from the libraries of Tom Cederlind and Italo Vecchi. The sale includes 400 lots covering ancient, medieval and modern foreign coins, as well as U.S. numismatics. A […]

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

Kolbe & Fanning’s wish to remind everyone that our 143rd sale of important numismatic literature will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016. The sale is arranged in two parts: —Part One, featuring 293 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, October 21. Bidders may participate in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016 Brain Food 1.) ANA Unveils Treasures In Your Pocket In 2014 a collector discovered a 1969-S Lincoln cent in his pocket change. Upon further inspection, he realized it was a rare doubled die cent. The value of his find? $19,800… To encourage budding coin collectors, the […]

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Numismatic Books – More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 21-22 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning’s 143rd sale of numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, and bids are beginning to come in. The two-part sale features a remarkable library of early American auction catalogues, as well as a wide variety of works on foreign, ancient and U.S. coins. The sale is arranged in two […]

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

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek’s editors stopped by the table of numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning to take a look at an intriguing collecting of letters from known counterfeiter and numismatic forger Thomas Wyatt. In this 4K CoinWeek Exclusive video, Dr. David Fanning discusses the contents of the letters […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 143: New Online and Mail Bid Sale October 21-22

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 143rd sale of important numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, 2016. The two-part sale will feature the remarkable library of American numismatic auction catalogues formed by a prominent Texas collector, buttressed by a wide-ranging library on foreign and ancient coins formed by […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish September Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their latest catalogue, 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, visit our website at numislit.com. A few highlights from this May offering include: The magnificent 1645 Icones volume […]

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Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce that they will be displaying for sale at this week’s American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money (Booths 263 and 362) an exceptionally important group of six handwritten letters by the notorious forger Thomas Wyatt. The letters, all of which pertain to Wyatt’s creation of […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that their next online numismatic book auction has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The sale will take place on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., eastern time. The April 16 auction is the latest […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning in 2016

The New York Book Auction Kolbe & Fanning started the year with our 2016 New York Book Auction on Saturday, January 9, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Conducted in conjunction with the 2016 New York International Numismatic Convention, the sale featured the celebrated RBW Library on Roman Republican coinage and other properties. The 455-lot sale […]

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More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest sale will be taking place this Saturday, November 7, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. Featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties, Sale 140 features numismatic literature from around the world. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 18: Byzantine Coins at Dumbarton Oaks, Volumes One through […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest catalogue has been published. Our Sale 140, featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, November 7. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 15: Beaupré’s rare work […]

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For Ancient Coin Collectors – Jacquier Auction 40

Celts. Eburones (Gallia Belgica). Electrum stater By Paul-Francis Jacquier Auctions…. Aficionados looking for numismatic rarities certainly know auction house Paul-Francis Jacquier. Once again, his 40th catalog offers extraordinary items featuring perfect bronzes dating from Roman Imperial Times as well as a number of rare quinarii. 920 lots will come under the hammer at Auction 40 […]

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Photograph of Joseph B. Felt in Kolbe & Fanning Catalogue

A highly important lot in Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming New York Book Auction on January 10 is lot 285, a virtually complete set of both the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Collections and Proceedings. These volumes, absolutely essential for any research involving the early history of New England, include important early U.S. numismatic publications, most notably the foundational articles by James Mease […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce the 2015 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they will be conducting a public auction of important numismatic books on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The auction will be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features outstanding numismatic works […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Baltimore Book Auction a Resounding Success

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers conducted a public auction of important numismatic books on November 1, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. The sale was a resounding success, bringing over 110% of estimate and setting some new records for prices. The sale featured […]

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