IMPORTATNT SMYTHE PAPER MONEY & COIN AUCTION On Wednesday April 11, 2007 through Friday April 13, 2007 Smythe will hold its Spring Auction at its offices in New York City. It includes Part 10 of the Herb and Martha Schingoethe Collection.
specimen from Illinois, an 1863 proof bond from Massachusetts and an issued bond from the State of Texas dated 1867. There are certificates with unusual vignettes such as the Kempster Rowing Tricycle and the Boynton Bicycle Railway and also certificates with well-known names such as Indian Motorcycle, American Express and Cessna Aircraft. There are also items autographed by Thomas Edison, Jay Gould, Warren Harding, and other notables. There are certificates for every taste and budget including a nearly 1,000 lot mail bid / eBay Live sale of singles and multiple item groups with large sections of railroad and mining as well as a special section of early turnpike stocks.
On Thursday evening, April 12, at 6pm, Smythe will offer Part 10 of the Herb and Martha Schingoethe Collection of Obsolete Currency. The sale will begin with a comprehensive selection of Connecticut notes. Included are some very rare towns such as East Canaan, Merwinsville, Mystic Bridge, and Robertsville. The featured states in Part 10 are Illinois and Michigan. Illinois Proofs include the Phenix Bank of Chicago, the Stock Security Bank of Danville, the Shawanese Bank of Elizabethtown, Franklin Bank of Greenville, Bank of Pike County, Griggsville, the Exporting & Manufacturing Company of Jackson, the Bank of Cairo, Bank of Momence, Citizens Bank of Mount Carmel, Bank of Quincy, Rock Island Bank, Rushville Bank, Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown, State Bank of Illinois $100 at Springfield, and the Canal Bank of Thebes. Michigan rarities include a $1 Bank of Pontiac on the Detroit & Pontiac Railroad, a series of Bank of Oakland notes including the rare $20 denomination, and an 1838 $1 Commercial Bank of Michigan at St. Joseph. New York notes include a nice selection of War of 1812 scrip, and a $2 Shoe and Leather Bank Proof. There are numerous scarce and rare scrip notes from Ohio, and Proofs from the Farmerís & Mechanics Bank of Cincinnati, the Clinton Bank of Columbus, the Lebanon Miami Banking Co., and the Bank of Marietta. Pennsylvania notes include Proofs from the Carlisle Bank, and the City Bank of Philadelphia. A nice offering of Wisconsin notes includes a Bank of Wisconsin and Mineral Point grouping, a very rare pair of Stratford / Auberndale scrip notes, and a fine run of 1842 Wisconsin Territorials. Further obsoletes will be sold in a mail bid / eBay Live session on April 17th.
On Friday, April 13, at 1pm, Smythe will auction the Confederate Paper Money and Bond Collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society, one of the most complete Confederate paper money collections ever to appear in a public sale. A truly classic old time Confederate paper money collection, the Western Reserve Historical Society Confederate notes include an example of almost all of the Bradbeer numbers from 1 through 578, and expands on many of these by illustrating complete plate letter-number (plen) sets for many of the varieties as well. Grover Criswell adopted the Bradbeer numbers as Criswell variety numbers in the late 1950s and added the