Kolbe & Fanning has been named exclusive distributor of The
Gobrecht Journal Collective Volumes, the specially bound
editions of the publication of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club.
The firm is the joint business of numismatic literature specialists
George Frederick Kolbe and David Fanning.
The Gobrecht Journal takes its name from Christian Gobrecht,
the chief engraver of the U.S. Mint who in the late 1830s designed the
Seated Liberty design first used on the silver dollars of 1836 to 1839
(both circulation strikes and patterns) that today are called by his
last name. The design was then used on most 19th century U.S. silver
coinage until the 1890s. The Liberty Seated Collectors Club, or LSCC,
was founded in 1973 to share information and publish research on
Gobrecht's coinage, which it has done through 120 issues of the journal.
The numismatic literature firm notes in a press release,
"Published by the Liberty Seated Collectors Club since
1974, The Gobrecht Journal is an invaluable source of
information on the Liberty Seated coinages. The Collective Volumes
ensure that articles published in individual issues are preserved for
future generations of collectors who may not have the original issues."
The editor of past editions of the Collective Volumes, longtime LSCC
member and journal editor John McCloskey (who recently retired from
the editorship), took articles that had appeared in a run of The
Gobrecht Journal and arrange them into groupings under common
themes rather than just binding individual issues of the journal
between hard covers. Each Collective Volume would contain articles of
a general nature in one section, and then the rest of the articles by
denomination from half dime to dollar.
To date, five Collective Volumes have been published by LSCC. The
latest volume compiles articles from the journals published from late
1995 to 2000.
All five Gobrecht Journal Collective Volumes are available
from Kolbe & Fanning. Volumes 1 and 2 are priced at $29 each, with
volume 3 priced at $34. Volume 4 is priced at $44 and volume 5 is
priced at $60. A complete set of all five volumes is priced at $175.
Contact Kolbe & Fanning at its website.