Here is the announcement for the April 4, 2023 sale by Archives International Auctions.
ARCHIVES INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONS OFFERS HISTORIC U.S., CHINESE & WORLD BANKNOTE & HISTORIC EPHEMERA COLLECTION ON APRIL 4, 2023.
The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions at their offices in River Edge, N.J.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view AIA's weekly eBay
Auctions at their eBay ID
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
Wayne Homren, Editor
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