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SELECTIONS FROM ARCHIVES INTERNATIONAL SALE 40

Here are some of the highlights from the upcoming April 2017 Archives International Sale 40. -Editor

Lot 52: China Bank of Territorial Development Shanghai Branch

China Bank of Territorial Development Shanghai Branch banknote

Shanghai, China. $5, P-567n (S/M#C165-4f), Issued banknote, purple on yellow, PMG graded About Uncirculated 58 EPQ with bright colors, sharp corners and large even margins that only enhance this attractive note. S/N S0061125, BEPP. Rarely seen in this high of grade and tied with 1 other as the finest known in the PMG census. (Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives, Part 2).

To read the complete lot description, see:
Bank of Territorial Development, 1914 Shanghai Branch Issue. (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/Bank-of-Territorial-Development-1914-Shanghai-Branch-Issue_i26891422)

Lot 101: Deutsch-Asiatische Bank 1907 Peking Branch Banknote

Deutsch-Asiatische Bank 1907 Peking Branch Banknote

Peking, China. $1, P-S272r S/MT101, Remainder banknote, Brown text on dark blue-gray border and vignette with pink underprint, Germania at right, arms at top left, coiled dragon lower left, back brown text on blue, pink and m/c underprint, cameo portraits at left and right. S/N 19457, PMG graded Extremely Fine 40. Rare and very attractive note. G&D. This is the finest graded example of the 2 graded in the PMG census.

I like these crossover notes with elements of two distinct cultures. Great note. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 Peking Branch Issue Rarity. (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/Deutsch-Asiatische-Bank-1907-Peking-Branch-Issue-Rarity_i26891471)

Lot 102: Russo-Asiatic Bank Note

Russo-Asiatic Bank Note

Russo-Asiatic Bank in Kuld'sha Chugchak & Kashgar, 1913-1917, Issued Banknote

China, issued note, 2 Gold Fen, 1913-1917, P-S480, S/M# O5-51, PMG graded Very Fine 30 with comment "Ink Stamp, Annotation", BWC. Very rare especially this nice.

Attractive piece; I like the colors on this design. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Russo-Asiatic Bank in Kuld'sha Chugchak & Kashgar, 1913-1917, Issued Banknote (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/Russo-Asiatic-Bank-in-Kuld-sha-Chugchak-Kashgar-1913-1917-Issued-Banknote_i26891472)

Lot 173: Pack of Russian Ruble Banknotes used in China
Pack of Russian Ruble Banknotes used in China Tientsin, China, 10,000 Rubles, Russia, P-37, package of 10 issued banknotes, mostly AU to Uncirculated and sequential, with seals and previously enclosed in an envelope with Chinese text for a total of 10,000 Rubles for usage in Tientsin China. Prepared by Tientsin Merchants Association for the usage in China. The envelope has purple oval seals with English "Kung I Hui Hua" overprints, The red text on the back cover describes the purpose and regulation of this package, and the small seal reads "ten thousand". Unique usage of Russian banknotes to circulate in China.

Unusual grouping. Great piece of financial history. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Tientsin Merchants Association, Pack of 10,000 Russian Ruble Banknotes used in China, ca.1917 Tients (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/Tientsin-Merchants-Association-Pack-of-10-000-Russian-Ruble-Banknotes-used-in-China-ca-1917-Tients_i26891543)

Lot 340: St. Thomas, Danish West Indies Banknote

St. Thomas, Danish West Indies Banknote

St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, 1905, 5 Francs in Gold, P-17, Issued banknote, Black on green, gray and orange, King Christian IX at left, palm tree at right, back brown, S/N 029,721, PMG graded Very Fine 25 NET with note of small rust spots. Rare banknote in any condition and rarely seen issued.

To read the complete lot description, see:
National Bank of the Danish West Indies 1905 Issue Banknote. (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/National-Bank-of-the-Danish-West-Indies-1905-Issue-Banknote_i26891710)

Lot 790: Third Bill of Exchange, 1779

Third Bill of Exchange, 1779

Pennsylvania and Paris, France. 3rd of Exchange for 120 Dollars = 600 Livres, dated February 4th, 1779, to be paid to a Margaret Duncan, in Six Hundred Livres Tournois for interest due on money borrowed by the United States government. Signed by Francis Hopkinson, who was a signer of the Declaration Independence and a lawyer, judge, and author. He was the first scholar and first Graduate of the College of Philadelphia, which his father, along with good friend Benjamin Franklin, played a role in chartering. Annotations on back including signatures and endorsements of John Barnes and William Bingham. Attractive Very Fine condition. Rare.

Wow - another great piece of financial history, this time for the United States. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
United States of America, Third Bill of Exchange, 1779, Signed by Francis Hopkinson - Signer of the (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/United-States-of-America-Third-Bill-of-Exchange-1779-Signed-by-Francis-Hopkinson-Signer-of-the_i26892160)

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