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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 30, July 24, 2022, Article 18


Here is the announcement for the July 27, 2022 sale by Archives International Auctions. -Editor


The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions at their offices in River Edge, N.J.

Archives International Sale 78 cover front The July 27, 2022, Auction 78, by Archives International Auctions will feature of 812 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily, Historic Financial Ephemera, and Security Printing Ephemera. The auction is highlighted by 123 lots of Chinese banknotes and scripophily, a majority of the notes being from an old-time collection having never been offered previously at auction. Also included are over 370 lots of Worldwide banknotes with many rarities present; 31 lots of U.S. Colonial banknotes and fiscal documents, U.S. Obsolete banknotes, depression scrip, Confederate banknotes and related items; 57 lots of Historic Ephemera and Security Printing Ephemera with additional lots of checks drafts and exchanges; 12 lots of Philatelic material including Souvenir Cards by ABNC, world stamps and postal history; and, ending with 211 lots of U.S. and World Scripophily.

We are privileged to offer an incredible assortment of China and Worldwide banknotes as well as a large assortment of U.S. and World banknotes and scripophily, stated Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions. Included in the upcoming auction are desirable and rarely seen numismatic items that will enhance the collections of every level of collector and dealer.

  AIA Sale 78 Lot 212
Lot 212
  AIA Sale 78 Lot 339
Lot 339

The auction begins with 496 lots of World banknotes highlighted by an amazing Chinese Empire, Ch'ing Dynasty, 1858, High-grade 5000 Cash Issue banknote offered for the first time at auction; a Madeira Islands, ND (late 1860-1900), 100 Reis, Denomination, P-Unlisted, Issued Leather Token; a Puerto Rico, Banco Espanol De Puerto Rico, ND (1894) 5 Pesos, "Top Pop" Specimen Banknote Rarity; and a wide assortment of individual desirable notes to small group lots; and hundreds of other notes that are sure to attract everyone from the beginning to advanced collector.

  AIA Sale 78 Lot 368
Lot 368
  AIA Sale 78 Lot 402
Lot 402
  AIA Sale 78 Lot 497
Lot 497
  AIA Sale 78 Lot 506
Lot 506
  AIA Sale 78 Lot 525
Lot 525

U.S. currency and fiscal documents are highlighted by a U.S. Colonial, Maryland, Principio Company 1773 Colonial Bill of Exchange for the account of Kingsbury Furnace. The Principio Company formed as a joint stock company in 1720 to take advantage of new laws passed in Maryland to encourage the early iron industry. By 1729, one of the partners was Augustine Washington, father of George Washington; U.S. Obsolete banknotes are highlighted by a Vermont, Bank of Burlington, ca.1830's Obsolete Banknote Proof from the Silver City Collection; a Waukesha, Wisconsin, People's Accommodation Store, 1862 Obsolete Scrip Note; and numerous additional obsolete notes. Historic ephemera is highlighted by 4 different Southern U.S. Slave Trade documents, circa 1827 to 1863; numerous Civil War military related documents; 2 different early Texas Land Grants, one signed by Texas Governor Elisha M. Pease; and, various other historic documents.

  AIA Sale 78 Lot 046 AIA Sale 78 Lot 531 AIA Sale 78 Lot 551
Lots 46, 531 and 551

Security Printing Ephemera includes 32 lots of various security printed production and advertising items highlighted by an American Bank Note Co, 1929 (ND ca.1960s-70s), TYVEK Polymer Test Note With essay U.S. Federal Seals Used on FRN banknotes. A wide variety of security printer items are included in this auction that cover every aspect of Intaglio printing offered by both U.S. and European printers that is sure to attract the attention of the advanced collector interested in the development and history of Security printing in the world.

  AIA Sale 78 Lot 650
Lot 650

The auction ends with 211 lots of U.S. & World Bonds and Shares. Some of the many highlights include 2 different Berkshire Hathaway Inc., 1996 Specimen Stock Certificates with Warren Buffett Facsimile Signature; a Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. 2001 Specimen Stock Certificate Rarity; a very attractive Wells Fargo and Company, ca.1900 to 1910, Specimen Stock Certificate; an Amazon.Com, Inc., 2001, Specimen Stock Certificate rarity; a Puerto Rico, Credito y Ahorro Ponceno S.A., 1897, 200 Pesos Specimen Bond rarity; a Florida, Southern Inland Navigation & Improvement Co., 1871 I/U Bond; a Hawaiian Electric Co., 1924. Specimen Bond; and, dozens of other rare and desirable bonds and shares with many offered for the first time at auction including the topics of banking, railroads, mining, Worldwide and additional subjects with many rare and desirable items offered.

AIA Sale 78 Lot 811 Previews will be limited and by appointment only and we will be observing strict safety precautions including the wearing of masks and observing social distancing to protect our team as well as our guests. We will do our best to accommodate anyone who desires additional information and photographs. For questions, please call 201-944-4800 or email

The online catalog for the Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 auction is on Archives International Auctions' website and can be viewed via the Archives International live Auction 78 bidding platform. It can also be viewed as a Sale 78 Virtual Catalog or downloadable Sale 78.pdf on their website. To pre-register for Live Internet Bidding, log on to the Archives International Auctions website, at

Archives International is now working on their Fall 2022 auctions with Auction #79 tentatively scheduled for early September and are seeking quality consignments for future auctions or outright purchase including U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, and autographs.

To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or email them at

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1060 Main Street, Suite 202, River Edge, NJ 07661, U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auction planned for July 27th, 2022 auction, log on to

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