Kolbe & Fanning Auction #158

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  1. Al Kowsky

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    I recently won lot #250 at the Kolbe & Fanning Auction 158, of numismatic literature, see photos below. The lot consisted of 4 books from the Oxford University School of Archaeology, on Celtic coinage. The book I was most interested in was Coinage of the Atrebates and Regni, by Simon Bean. The estimate on the lot was $100.00, & I managed to get the 4 books for $100.50, including buyers premium & shipping :D. Did any other CT members score anything from that auction o_O?

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  3. Chris B

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    They are not on ancient numismatics but I did pick up 2 items.

    #1 Collecting in the Renaissance - Interesting topic and a beautifully bound book.


    Cunnally, John. IRRITAMENTA: NUMISMATIC TREASURES OF A RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR. American Numismatic Society: New York, 2016. Two volumes. 4to, original brown imitation leather, decorated and lettered in gilt; original cream boards lettered in bronze. (12), 400, (4) pages; 330 color plates. Housed in original matching slipcase, as issued. Fine. NLG Best Specialized Book (World Coins) of the year 2017. A facsimile edition, fully annotated, of a remarkable 16th-century volume in the Houghton Library's Printing and Graphic Arts section at Harvard University containing over 1200 fine ink drawings of a collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins. The collection was that of Andrea Loredan of Venice, whose collection was formed mostly in the 1550s and 1560s. An extraordinary work. Numismatic Studies, No. 31.

    #2 Coinage of Anhalt - I didn't have any material focusing on this area and it sold for the opening bid.

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    Elze, Theodor. DIE MÜNZEN BERNHARDS GRAFEN VON ANHALT, HERZOGS VON SACHSEN. ERSTES UND ZWEITES HEFT: 1170-1212. Berlin: Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1870-1881. Two parts in one volume. Small 4to, somewhat later maroon cloth and decorative sides, gilt. 31, (3) + 50, (2) pages; engraved frontispiece to second volume; 8 + 4 engraved plates of coins. Tear to front cover side; pages browned. Still near fine. Rare. Clain-Stefanelli 6598. Ex Roger Tobin Library (Kolbe & Fanning Sale 136, lot 103).
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  5. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    I finally obtained SNG von Aulock!

    I am somewhat nervous, as I have not received the invoice. It's my first time being successful in a Kolbe auction.

    I wish I had won more lots. I think you got a good deal, I paid $50 for just Coinage of the Atrebates and Regni a few years ago.
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  6. Chris B

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    I have been buying from them for quite a while. Their billing process is still very manual so it takes some time. You won't get an invoice until they have packaged up your lots and create a shipping label. I haven't gotten mine yet either but I'm not worried about it.
  7. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    I won several including these--

    Bank Leu & Co. AG and Münzen und Medaillen AG. SAMMLUNG WALTER NIGGELER. 1.-4. TEIL: GRIECHISCHE MÜNZEN. RÖMISCHE MÜNZEN. SCHWEIZ. ITALIEN. Basel, 1965-1967. Four catalogues complete, bound in one volume. 4to, later tan linen and marbled boards; red spine label, gilt. Frontispiece portrait; 67, (1) + 63, (1) + 64 + 28 pages; 1604 + 250 lots; 116 plates in all. Estimate lists bound in. Near fine. Ex Pierre Bastien Library, with his bookplate. The complete set of catalogues of this notable collection. Clain-Stefanelli 1981. Daehn 2025. Grierson 285. Spring 412-414 [412 also listed under "Most important sales of ancient Greek coins"; 413 also listed under "Most important sales of struck Roman Republican coins" and Roman Imperial coins"; 414 also listed under "Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins"].

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    Ars Classica/Naville et Cie. NO. XII. CATALOGUE DE MONNAIES GRECQUES ET ROMAINES, QUELQUES MÉDAILLES DE LA RENAISSANCE ET DES TEMPS MODERNES, PIERRE GRAVÉES, BIBLIOTHÈQUE NUMISMATIQUE COMPOSANT LES COLLECTIONS DE FEU E. BISSEN DE COPENHAGUE, DE M. JULES WERTHEIM DE BERLIN, DE SIR ARTHUR J. EVANS DE YOULBURY, BERKS, F.S.A., M.A., D.LITT., LL.D., PH.D., F.R.S., F.B.A., DE LA SÉRIE PARTHE DE FEU ALEXANDRE DE PETROWICZ ET DE PLUSIERS AUTRES AMATEURS. Lucerne, 18-23 octobre 1926. 4to, contemporary green cloth and marbled boards; spine lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; original printed card covers bound in. (6), 207, (1) pages; 3172 lots; 88 fine plates depicting all single-coin lots; 1 monogram plate. Neatly priced in ink. Near fine. Ex Louis Ciani Library, with his name impressed in gilt at the base of the spine; ex Pierre Bastien Library, with his bookplate. Clain-Stefanelli 3047. Grierson 280, 282. Spring 481 [also listed under "Most important sales of Celtic coins," "Most important sales of ancient Greek coins" and "Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins"].

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  8. Al Kowsky

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    Ed, Be patient, they are slower than slow.
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  9. Al Kowsky

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    Those look like two important resource & research editions. I like the books with special bindings, they are true library books :happy:.
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  10. Al Kowsky

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    Wonderful looking books with handsome bindings.
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  11. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    As mentioned above, they package first so they can weigh the box to determine postage charges. Then they invoice you. It takes time, and they were away for Thanksgiving holiday.

    I won two lots for the opening bids. A group of 1960s Glendinings sales - good for provenance research. Also, the very high quality, limited edition (1 of 50 copies) reprint of Svoronos on Athens. Not really my collecting area anymore, but I loved this reprint when I saw it at a coin show a few years ago. Very high-quality plates, nearly equal to the original. I got this for a fraction of the edition's original price.
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  12. Carthago

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    I have bought tons (probably literally!) of books from them over the years and they are wonderful people and totally reliable, but they are a small operation.

    Enjoy your new books and be patient. They'll arrive lovingly packed and perfect.
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