Here is the announcement for the May 23, 2023 sale by Archives International Auctions.
ARCHIVES INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONS OFFERS HISTORIC U.S., CHINESE & WORLD BANKNOTE &
EPHEMERA COLLECTION ON MAY 23, 2023
The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions at their offices in River Edge, N.J.
The May 23rd, 2023, Auction by Archives International Auctions consists of
693 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily, World Coins,
Historic Ephemera, and Security Printing Ephemera. The auction includes 301 lots of World
banknotes highlighted by 97 lots of rare and desirable Chinese banknotes and 25 lots of Canada
banknotes. Also included are over 100 lot of historic U.S. Colonial banknotes, Colonial fiscal
documents, U.S. Obsolete banknotes, Small and Large Type Notes, National Banknotes, and
miscellaneous U.S. fiscal documents. Historic and Security Printing Ephemera includes 68 lots of
rare and seldom seen items highlighted by an 1815 first account about the Battle of Orleans
during the War of 1812 that is signed by Colonel Dyer as well as dozens of historic and
interesting documents. The auction ends with 193 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 85th auction are hundreds of items that will appeal to
every level of collector and dealer.
The auction begins with World Banknotes, from countries Afghanistan to Western Samoa,
highlighted by 97 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 Highest Graded Branch Issue rarity; Canada
includes 25 notes including an amazing Bank of Canada, 1988, $50 DuraNote Polymer Plastic
Printer's Essay as well as 2 additional types on DuraNote Polymer plastic of the $20, 1991
Canada issue, all are graded by PMG. Hundreds of desirable banknotes are included in this
auction that are sure to attract serious attention.
Included in the U.S. section of over 100 banknotes are 6 lots of Colonial and Revolutionary U.S.
period banknotes and fiscal documents; an attractive selection of obsolete banknotes, both in
issued and proof condition, with many high-grade examples offered; a Citizens' Bank of Louisiana,
1840-50s, $1000 Remainder Obsolete Banknote; Large and small type notes include many desirable
and high-grade examples including Replacement notes for the Series of 1934, $1, $5 and $20
denomination Hawaii emergency issues; U.S. Emergency Issue for North Africa, Series of 1935A,
features a $1, PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ example as well as dozens of other Obsolete
notes, Small and Large Type notes, and depression scrip notes are included.
The historic ephemera section includes an early Louisiana Territory, 1807 Court Summons to a
witness of an alleged assault signed by early colonial notables; an 1846, Alabama estate
appraisal that includes a detailed list the estate including naming 18 slaves; a 1882, Maysville
and Big Sandy Railroad Stock Certificate signed by Confederate Civil War General John Echols; a
1931 letter signed by Thomas Watson of IBM fame as president of the
Society of the
Genesee, and dozens of other historic documents and ephemera. Security Printing Ephemera
includes 31 lots of desirable items including Advertising Notes, Progress Proof Vignettes, and
numerous related items.
Scripophily is highlighted by an extremely rare Chevrolet Motor Company specimen stock
certificate, ca. 1915, very possibly unique and the first time offered by us; a Standard Oil Trust
stock certificate, dated 1882 and signed by J.D. Rockefeller as president; an
Football Conference ca. 1930-50s membership certificate specimen; a spectacular
Valley Railroad Co., 1914, $100 I/U bond, 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 by appointment only. We will do our best to accommodate anyone who
desires additional information and photographs. For questions, please call 201-944-4800 or
The online catalog for the Tuesday, May 23rd, 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 85.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 Summer and Fall 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
Wayne Homren, Editor
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