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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 210. Estimate $150.
Sold for $90. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Gibbs / ESR] A. Hess AG & Leu AG, Lucerne/Zürich. Two clamshell boxes containing eight sales catalogues, including the Gibbs and ESR collections. Includes:

Auktion 3. Münzen der Antike. (27 March 1956). 4to. 55 pages, 449 lots; 16 plates; Auktion 4. Sammlung Howard D. Gibbs I. Taler. (12 June 1956). 4to. 40 pages, 1009 lots;16 plates.

Auktion 6. Sammlung Howard D. Gibbs II. Taler. (19 March 1957). 4to. 38 pages,1984 lots; 10 plates.

Auktion 8. Goldmünzen. Goldmedaillen. (29 October 1957). 4to. 21 pages, 480 lots; 8 plates.

Auktion 12. Münzen der Hohenstaufenzeit. Teil I. (2 June 1959), 4to. 169 pages; 28 plates.

Auktion 16. Gold und silber. Münzen-Medaillen. (25 October 1960). 4to. 41 pages, 882 lots; 28 plates.

Auktion 17. Römische Münzen. Sammlung ESR. (23 March 1961). 82 pages, 479 lots; 20 plates + 4 plates of enlargements housed in separate folder.

Auktion 20. Goldprägungen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit. (17 October 1962). 4to. 47 pages, 1008 lots; 32 plates.

All in the original printed card covers. The ESR sale with printed lists of estimate and prices realized laid in, part two of the Gibbs sale with printed list of estimates and correspondence from Leo Mildenberg to the collector Samuel A. Tatnall regarding his bids for the sale, subsequent purchases and some confusion over payment of the invoice. From the library of Joel Malter with his ex-libris on the inside front cover of the ESR catalogue. Fine condition, the boxes a little worn with some damage, the morocco labels chipped with some loss, the catalogues mostly clean with light wear, the ESR catalogue torn at the top of the spine with some loss, contents clean throughout. An attractive group of infrequently offered catalogues, including the collection of bracteates formed by Richard Gaettens, the Gibbs collection of Talers and the ESR sale of Roman coins, the collection of Erich von Schulthess-Reichberg, and not Edward Stanley Robinson which it is often mistaken for.

Clain-Stefanelli 9147, 6591*, 3663. Spring 349, also listed under “Most important sales of ancient Greek coins” & 354 also listed under the “Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins”. Website shipping rates do not apply.

From the Numismatic Library of a Major North American Dealer. Ex Malter Galleries Inc., Auction #88 (4 June 2006).