Shipwreck artifacts, currency, stock certificates, ephemera and obsolete notes at Smythe Coins and artifacts from the 1784 shipwreck of the El Cazador will be featured among the coins, paper currency, stock certificates, ephemera and obsolete notes that will be offered in four auctions
New York City. Woman in row boat. P. Maverick, Durand. VG, minor hinge repair. (Estimate $200-300)
Lot# 6264 - VA. Lexington. County of Rockbridge. 50˘. Feb 2, 1863. Typeset. Fine, pinholes. (Estimate $500-750)
Lot# 6317 - 1) VA. Richmond. Mineral Bank of Richmond. 5˘. Oct. 4th, 1861. Typeset. Blue stock. Fine. 2) Family Groceries. 5˘. 1862. About Fine. 3) Emanuel Semon. 5˘. 1861. Fine. 4) C. Sworff. 10˘. 1862. Sailing ship at left end. About Fine.  (Estimate $500-750)
Lot# 1499 - Franklin Institute Medal Group Julian AM-17. Seven are 47mm Silver, one is 47mm Bronze. All awarded in the 1840's and 1850's. All awarded to one firearms manufacturer. An interesting group that must be seen to be appreciated.  (Estimate $500-750) All Ex. Lot
Lot# 2035 - Detroit Aircraft (MI) 1930. #7093. 100 shs. Green. Oncoming plane, dirigible and another plane in the distance. EAW. VF+.* (Estimate $150-300)
Lot# 2078 - Act of March 23, 1863. $1000. Cr.136. B-276. No.199. Ruins of Jamestown, Virginia. Falsely filled in as all issued pieces were redeemed and destroyed. Geo Dunn & Co. VF, small body hole. (Estimate $1,000-2,000)
Lot# 2075 - Act of January 29, 1863. Cr.119. B-160. No.529. 1,000 Pounds. 25,000 Francs. The Erlanger Loan. Woman with Confederate flag and cotton bales watches ship. Signed by Erlanger, Schroeder, McRae and Slidell. VF-EF. (Estimate $600-1,200)
Detailed descriptions and photographs of all 5500+ lots are available for review On-line at: http://www.smytheonline.com then select “Current Auctions”.
“Our upcoming week of auctions is going to be a tremendous opportunity for some lucky collectors to acquire some remarkable pieces.” said Mary Herzog, Vice President of R. M. Smythe & Co. “Because of the large number of lots being offered, I want to encourage interested parties to review the catalogs on our Web site at their earliest opportunity.”
Lots will be available for viewing at Smythe’s offices at 2 Rector Street, in New York City, by appointment only. To arrange for an appointment call R. M. Smythe & Co. at 800-622-1880. For updates on these auctions check Smythe’s website at smytheonline.com. The Internet auction on Nov. 1st will be conducted with eBay Live / LiveAuctioneers.
About R. M. Smythe & Co.
R. M. Smythe and Co., established in 1880, buys, sells, and auctions coins, paper money, stocks and bonds and autographs at their corporate headquarters at 2 Rector Street in the heart of the Financial District in New York City. To order a catalog, to contact any of the firm’s specialists, or to make general inquiries, call 212-943-1880 or 800-622-1880, or visit the firm’s website at: http://www.smytheonline.com.