Archives International will sell 1,000 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, more at Mar. 11 auction More than 1,000 lots of collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction planned for March 11, by Archives International Auctions.
News-Antique.com - Feb 24,2014 - (FORT LEE, N.J.) – More than 1,000 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction planned for Tuesday, March 11, by Archives International Auctions, live at their offices in Fort Lee, and with live or absentee internet bidding on their website, www.archivesinternational.com.
Offered will be additional selections from the Hamtramck Collection assembled by a career military officer over a 50-year period from the 1940s to the 1990s, to include worldwide banknotes, many of which are being sold for the first time in 30-50 years. Also being offered will be Part 1 of the impressive Scarsdale Collection of post-1960 modern Africa high grade issues from many countries on the continent.
The auction will feature 600 lots of worldwide banknotes including 240 lots from the Scarsdale Collection of modern Africa; 30 lots from China, which will serve as a warm-up to Archives International Auctions’ sale slated for Saturday, April 12 in Hong Kong, China. There will also be more than 120 desirable notes in the U.S. session and over 300 lots of rare and attractive U.S. and foreign certificates in the scripophily session. “We are extremely excited about our upcoming auction schedule, especially with the widespread interest shown by collectors, dealers and investors alike,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz the president of Archives International Auctions. “Prices are breaking records everywhere, literally every day, and we look forward to intense competition for banknotes from practically all areas.”
The worldwide banknote session includes an amazing Banque de France 1917 Essay Progress proof by ABNC that may very well be unique. Additionally highlights include, 3 different Ecuador rarities including an 1880, Banco De Quito, 5 Pesos, note that is issued and was only known previously as a specimen or proof; two discovery Argentina notes are offered for the first time, Colonia Ocampo Specimens dated 1888 from BWC that are sure to attract significant interest; a unique Cuba original artwork essay of a 1991 issue banknote will be offered, also from the Bradbury archives; an 1849, $50 Danish West Indies rarity; a rare Pakistan Specimen, 50 Rupees, ca.1978-84 banknote; a rare Qatar & Dubai first issue banknote pair; a Swiss 1954-74, 1000 Francs TDLR specimen. Part 1 of the “Scarsdale Collection” of predominantly modern African banknotes will include 240 lots with many modern rarities as well as difficult to find varieties such as a Serial #”1”, 1951, Banco De Angola banknote; a Republique Centrafricaine, 5000 Francs issued note in PMG 65 EPQ; a pair of Libya, 1951 Specimen notes by TDLR among many others. The balance of the “Scarsdale Collection” will be offered in Archives May, 2014 auction
The U.S. session with security printing ephemera will offer over 120 desirable notes to include a Serial # “3” U.S. Postal Note from New Britain, CT dated 1883; 16 lots of Colonial notes including a Delaware, 1776, 10 Shilling Note in AU 58 and a sheet of two 1782 Continental Bills of Exchange signed by Michael