E-Sylum sponsor Archives International's latest auction is coming up on Tuesday. Here's their press release. Some neat items in this sale - check it out.
Archives International Auctions will offer 1,176 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera at auction on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 10 a.m. (EDT) in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The auction will offer live gallery, phone and Internet bidding at www.archivesinternational.com.
We are fortunate to have another outstanding offering of numismatic treasures that rarely if ever cross the auction block, including two different unique banknotes, a U.S. Legal Tender $10 Series of 1890 Presentation Proof as well as a 1906, 2 Silver Pesos, Philippine Islands Presentation Proof,” stated Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions.
The auction is packed with rare and desirable banknotes including 34 rare Chinese banknotes and over 650 different foreign banknotes. Also included are dozens of U.S. Colonial, Obsolete, Large and Small Type and National banknotes.
The scripophily section will include 220 lots of stocks and bonds (banking, mining, railroad, foreign, etc.), for every level of collector. Included is a John D. Rockefeller Signed Standard Oil Company Rarity as well as a 1795, North American Land Company Founder’s Share signed by Declaration of Independence signer, Robert Morris.
The catalog is online on their website and also as a virtual catalog.
The next auction is scheduled June 4th, 2013 at their offices in New Jersey and will include a wide variety of banknotes, scripophily and coins.
Previews are scheduled for Thursday, April 11th until the day of the sale by appointment. To pre-register for live Internet bidding, log on to the Archives International website, at
Here are a few lots that caught my eye. There are many interesting items of all price ranges. I especially like the obsolete note payable in gold dust.
Lot 209 Siege De Lyon, 1793 ND Issue Banknote
Lot 578 Philippines, ND (1944) Victory Issue Star Note
Lot 941 Miners Bank of Savings of Alta - California, Payable in Gold Dust, 18xx (ca. 1850-60)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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