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Numismatic booksellers Kolbe & Fanning will conduct a public auction sale Jan. 8 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention Jan. 1-10.
The sale will feature 500 lots of works of numismatic interest, including highlights from the Alan Luedeking Latin American Numismatic Library, classic 19th and early 20th century works on Russian coins and medals from the library of Dr. Ira Rezak, the Dr. Jeff Hosford collection of Crosbyana, key works on ancient coins and classic works on American numismatics, some from the library of the New Netherlands Coin Company.
Additional consignors to the sale include Norwegian numismatist Jan Olav Aamlid, Minnesota dealer Allan Davisson and the estate of the late Northern California coin dealer Robert R. Johnson.
The sale features seven original editions of Sylvester Crosby’s Early Coins of America, including two from the library of the author. Other American rarities include an original 1925 Browning work on quarter dollars annotated by Walter Breen; a 1921 John Story Jenks sale with original photographic plates; three Eckfeldt and Du Bois works featuring actual gold examples from the California Gold Rush; a deluxe leather-bound set of the 1881 edition of Loubat’s Medallic History of the United States; all three of James Mease’s 1821-1838 works on U.S. numismatics; B. Max Mehl’s own set of Mehl’s Numismatic Monthly; and George Woodside’s own annotated copy, with plates, of the 1892 sale catalog of his collection of U.S. pattern coins.
Also hitting the block will be the numismatic archive of Chicago’s Michael A. Powills, a noted coin collector prominent in American Numismatic Association affairs and the leading numismatic book dealer of his time. The archive contains thousands of letters from the movers and shakers in American numismatics, circa 1930-1980.
To obtain a printed catalog, send $25 to Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC, 141 W. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, OH 43230-2700. It is also accessible free of charge at the Kolbe & Fanning website: www.numislit.com.
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