Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers has been selected to
produce special edition hardcover catalogs for the series of auctions
of numismatic items selected from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic
Education Society Collection.
The sales begin April 25 with the Heritage Auctions offering of
pattern coins, in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic
Society Convention in Schaumburg, Ill.
Stuart Levine, the consulting numismatist working with the Newman
Society in the sale of selected items, confirmed Kolbe & Fanning
has been selected to produce the special-edition catalogs. Levine said
if special-edition catalogs are produced for what is expected to be a
number of separate auctions, Kolbe & Fanning will produce the
special-edition catalogs for those sales as well.
Each special edition hardcover catalog will be professionally
bound in uniform style and will be available by advance subscription.
David Fanning said the catalogs will be in 8.5-inch by 11-inch format,
with a cloth, hardbound cover.
Subscribers to the entire series will be able to purchase each
special edition catalog for $95 plus $5 shipping in the United States
(customers outside the United States will pay $95 plus the actual cost
of foreign postage).
Customers wishing to purchase a catalog for only a particular
auction will be able to do so for $120, plus postage, while supplies
It is expected, however, that most of the available catalogs will
be reserved for subscribers to the series, according to Kolbe & Fanning.
The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society will receive $25
from the sale of every catalog to further its philanthropic
activities, including the advancement of numismatic scholarship,
according to Kolbe & Fanning.
To subscribe to the catalogs, visit the Kolbe & Fanning
website at www.numislit.com.
Orders may be securely placed by credit card.
You may also contact David Fanning to place subscription orders by
telephone at 614-414-0855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The special-edition catalogs recall similar hardcover catalogs for
Stacks’ auctions of the John J. Ford Collection. The 21 catalogs in
that series have proven to be collectible in their own rights.
According to David Fanning of Kolbe & Fanning: “A complete set
of hardcover Ford catalogues usually goes for around $2500. We get a
complete set maybe every couple years — most people have held onto
them. Individual volumes go for anywhere from $60 to $300+ depending
on the content.” ■