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Book auction in New York

Kolbe & Fanning will hold a book auction Jan. 14, 2017, in New York City.


The sale includes 400 lots covering ancient, medieval and modern foreign coins, as well as U.S. numismatics.

It will begin at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan in conjunction with the 2017 New York International Numismatic Convention.

Among the highlights is a complete set of the Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, one of the most important popular coin collecting publications of the 20th century. It ceased publication in 1976.

Also going on the block is a combined deluxe presentation editions of the Bowers & Ruddy Garrett and Bowers & Merena Norweb collections.

In the world field there is a complete 20-volume set of the extraordinary Trésor de numismatique et de glyptique, perhaps the most lavish illustrated compendium on the subject ever published, in pleasing modern bindings

There is also an extremely rare compilation recording the Vatican collection of Chinese coins, one of 11 sets produced by R.B. White.

For more information, see the Kolbe & Fanning website at, or email David Fanning at

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