The Numismatic Bibliomania Society



The E-Sylum: Volume 26, Number 3, January 15, 2023, Article 18


Here is the announcement for the January 24, 2023 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 82 cover front 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 International Auctions. Included in our 82nd auction are hundreds of items that will appeal to every level of collector and dealer.

  AIA Auction 82 Lot 053
Lot 53
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 156
Lot 156

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.

  AIA Auction 82 Lot 433
Lot 433
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 449
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 449_2
Lot 449

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.

  AIA Auction 82 Lot 489 AIA Auction 82 Lot 489_2
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 489_1
Lot 489
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 491
Lot 491
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 509
Lot 509

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.

  AIA Auction 82 Lot 569
Lot 569
  AIA Auction 82 Lot 617
Lot 617

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.

  AIA Auction 82 Lot 684
Lot 684

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

Kahn E-Sylum ad03 banner

Wayne Homren, Editor

NBS ( Web

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor at this address:

To subscribe go to:



Copyright © 1998 - 2023 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster