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The E-Sylum: Volume 26, Number 14, April 2, 2023, Article 25


Here is the announcement for the April 4, 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 84 cover front The April 4, 2023, Auction by Archives International Auctions consists of 783 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily, Historic Financial Ephemera, and Security Printing Ephemera. The auction is highlighted by 129 lots of rare and desirable Chinese banknotes and Scripophily. Also included are over 320 Worldwide banknotes; Over 20 lot of historic U.S. Colonial fiscal documents, Obsolete Banknote, Depression Scrip and MPC; Historic and Security Printing Ephemera is well represented with 58 lots which are followed by 16 lots of U.S. Federal Bonds, Fiscal Documents, Checks, Drafts & Exchanges and American Bank Note Numismatic and Philatelic cards and related material. The auction concludes with 234 lots of U.S. and World Scripophily covering literally every major collecting area with numerous rarities and desirable pieces offered.

We are excited to offer another exciting auction filled with numerous rare and desirable banknotes, historic ephemera and bonds and shares that are rarely seen at auction and include many examples we have never offered previously, stated Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions. Included in our 84th auction are hundreds of items that will appeal to every level of collector and dealer.

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The auction begins with World Banknotes, from countries Antarctica to Zaire, highlighted by 129 lots of Chinese banknotes and bonds, including many items from an old-time collection being offered for the first time at auction. Some of the many Chinese banknote highlights include a spectacular Bank of Territorial Development, 1915, Urga Mongolia Issue Rarity; a high grade International Banking Corp., $5, Shanghai Branch Issue Specimen; and 2 examples of the 1912, Bank of China, Peking Branch Issue , one being the highest graded in the PMG census. Chile is represented by 2 different rare and desirable specimens including El Banco De Valparaiso, 100 Pesos, 1877 Specimen rarity; France is represented by a 1955 dated, 10,000 Franc high grade issue; Greece is highlighted by a Bank of Greece, 1941 (ND 1945) 50 Drachmai Highest graded example; and, hundreds of other desirable notes too numerous to mention.

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AIA Sale 84 Lot 451 The U.S. Banknote, Fiscal Document and Historic Ephemera section begins with a 1757 Tax Warrant signed by Harrison Gray, the treasurer and tax receiver for the King of England. Unfortunately for him, he chose to be a loyalist to the throne and had to flee Boston right after the revolution began.

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AIA Sale 84 Lot 484_3 A historic framed group of New Orleans documents and related ephemera from the J. Edward Clark Estate, who was the 8th governor of Texas right before the Civil War began includes a business card from the Slave Depot in New Orleans, a pass from the Chief Quartermasters Office in New Orleans, dated 1863 (when under Northern control), and many other items. 3 different American Bank Note Company and Predecessor company steel printing plates are included in the sale. The section of Security Printing Ephemera includes many exciting and rarely seen items. The auction closes with 234 lots of desirable, rare, and attractive U.S. and World scripophily including bonds and shares from Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Panama, France, the U.K., and many other countries. U.S. scripophily is highlighted by Communications, Technology, Mining, Railroads, Shipping, State & City, and other interesting and desirable topics.

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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

AIA Sale 84 Lot 508 The online catalog for the Tuesday, April 4th, 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 an Auction 84 Virtual Catalog or downloadable Auction 84.pdf, both formats with Live Links on the 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 Spring and Summer 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 can also view AIA's weekly eBay Auctions at their eBay ID ArchivesOnline.

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 April 4 th , 2023 auction, log on to

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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