SMYTHE TO HOLD IMPORTANT CURRENCY AUCTION On December 12 & 13, 2006, Smythe & Co., will conduct an extraordinary auction of paper money, stocks, bonds and related items featuring Part 9 of The Herb and Martha Schingoethe Collection at the Smy
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - The sale promises, once again, to provide a unique opportunity for obsolete currency collectors to obtain treasured notes from the well-regarded and visionary couple. Their collection was amassed over thirty plus years and contains over 30,000 notes. The eight prior sales catalogued and sold so far have included over 5,000 lots of material with many pieces establishing new record prices. The December Part 9 sale will continue this fine tradition with additional notes of high caliber in many states and topical genres. Approximately 750 lots will be catalogued and sold in this important sale. The sale will once again be strong in high quality and high rarity proof notes and sheets. Many of these were obtained directly at the 1990 American Bank Note Company Archive Sale and include several unique sheets in choice or gem condition. Featured in the proofs are several top quality items on Illinois, Herb and Martha’s real passion as this was their home for decades. An exceptional color proof sheet from the Miller’s River Bank of Athol, Massachusetts will be offered as well.
The majority of the sale will be organized geographically along state lines. The sale also features special themed sections for Western Items, Labor Exchange Notes, Advertising Notes including their legendary Baseball Ad Note Collection and Political & Satirical Notes. These special collections were also of great interest to the Schingoethes, and in thirty years they had the good fortune to obtain at auction and by private treaty some of the great rarities in the field. Many of these notes eluded other great collectors that were their contemporaries and rivals. Included in the Baseball Collection are rarities from Deadwood, Dakota Territory; a very rare St. Louis Baseball Team Ad Note and a perhaps unique Native American Baseball Ad note from Thos. Wand, Livery & Boarding Stable advertising the National Indian Ball Game. The Labor Exchange collection features a note from Branch Location #1, a note from Freedom, Kansas, an early Utopian colony and western locations including Utah. The Western items will include important notes on the Utah-Mormon series from Nauvoo. Perhaps one of the most unusual items to come up for auction will be an outstanding French Colonial Illinois rarity, a manuscript troop payment for Six Livres, signed Joseph Lefebvre at Fort de Chartes in 1764.
The December auction will also offer other fine numismatic properties from a range of collectors. Among the items to be offered will be Colonial, Obsolete, and US Currency as well as stocks and bonds and a special section of security printing history items. The colonial section will feature a rare Benjamin Franklin marbled back 1789 3 Pence Pennsylvania note. The stock and bond section is anchored by a newly discovered Arizona and New Mexico Express Company stock dated 1875 and signed by Henry Wells. In the US section one of only three known 1929 $100 Minneapolis stars will also be offered. For the budget minded collector, Smythe will also have a large Mail Bid Only Section comprising nearly