ARCHIVES INTERNATIONAL AUCTION 82
Here is the announcement for the January 24, 2023 sale by Archives International Auctions.
ARCHIVES INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONS OFFERS HISTORIC U.S., CHINESE & WORLD BANKNOTE
COLLECTION ON JANUARY 24, 2023.
The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions at their offices in River Edge, N.J.
The January 24th, 2023 Auction by Archives International Auctions consists
of 726 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily, Historic
Ephemera, and Security Printing Ephemera. The auction includes 426 lots of World banknotes
highlighted by 89 lots of rare and desirable Chinese banknotes and Scripophily. Also included
are over 55 lot of historic U.S. Colonial banknotes, Colonial Connecticut fiscal documents, U.S.
Obsolete banknote, Small and Large Type Notes, National Banknotes, and miscellaneous U.S.
fiscal documents. Historic and Security Printing Ephemera includes 55 lots of rare and seldom
seen items highlighted by an issued Bill of Exchange from a Charleston, South Carolina Military
Prison from a Union Civil War POW in addition to related documents; and, over 181 lots of U.S.
and World scripophily.
We are privileged to offer numerous rare and desirable banknotes, historic ephemera and
bonds and shares that are rarely seen at auction and include many examples we have never
had the pleasure to offer previously, stated Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives
Included in our 82nd auction are hundreds of items that will appeal to
every level of collector and dealer.
The auction begins with World Banknotes, from countries Algeria to Zambia, highlighted by 89
lots of Chinese banknotes, and bonds, with a majority of these notes from an old-time
collection being offered for the first time at auction. The China banknote section is highlighted
by a Bank of China, 1912, $1,
Peking Branch Issue rarity; Belize is represented by 1974 and
1975 high grade issued $2, $5, and $10 notes, grading between PMG Unc 64 to Unc 67; Proof
vignettes used on the Panama,
Arias, issue are offered and include the Portrait of Balboa in
green and additional titles used on other notes from that series; the National Bank of Viet Nam,
1000 Dong Specimen is offered, and, the highest graded Zambia, 1969, 1 Kwacha is offered in
PMG 68 EPQ and hundreds of other issued, proof and specimen notes are offered.
Included in the U.S. section of the auction are 6 lots of Colonial and Revolutionary U.S. period
banknotes and fiscal documents from a new find; an amazing, U.S. Treasury Note, $100, Act of
March 4th , 1814 remainder is offered. The Civil War and Confederate issues are highlighted by a discovery C.S.A., $10, T-68 Inverted back printing and inverted undertint on the face error, with
no previous auction record discovered for this rarity; 4 different Reno, Nevada 1929 Small Type
National banknotes are offered in this auction as well as dozens of other Small, Large, Obsolete,
and depression scrip notes are included.
The historic ephemera section includes Alaska and California Gold Rush items; an outstanding
Civil War Bill of Exchange, issued by a Union Soldier while in captivity in a Confederate POW
prison in Charleston, SC is offered and should attract considerable attention. Numerous
desirable Civil War and historic autograph items round out the ephemera section. Security
Printing Ephemera includes 29 lots of desirable items including Advertising Notes, Progress
Vignette Proofs, and numerous related items.
Some of the many scripophily highlights in the auction include issued and specimen stocks and
bonds from numerous well-known banking, finance and tech companies such as a Shearson
Lehman Hutton Holdings, $20 Million Registered Bond; the NYSE Group (New York Stock
Exchange); Berkshire Hathaway; Bear Stearns and many other well-known and in some cases
notorious companies in U.S. financial history. Additional highlights in the scripophily portion of
the auction include many well-known transportation items including a ca.1920's specimen
automobile share certificate from Dodge Brothers, Inc.; a Cherokee Outlet, Oklahoma Territory,
1894, $1000, U.S. Department of the Interior - Federal Related Cherokee Nation Specimen Bond
rarity is included as well as numerous historic and desirable bonds and shares in various categories from
mining, to railroads, to banking will be offered.
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 Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 auction is on Archives International
Auctions' website and can be viewed via the Archives International live bidding platform. It can
also be viewed as a Virtual Catalog or downloadable Sale 82.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 late Winter and Spring 2023 auctions 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, River Edge, NJ
07661, U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auctions planned for
Winter 2023, auction, log on to
Wayne Homren, Editor
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