U.S. and worldwide banknotes will headline Archives International Auctions' October 22 & 25 auctions Over 1,380 lots of rare and highly collectible worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction, Oct. 22 & 25.
News-Antique.com - Oct 05,2016 - FORT LEE, N.J. – Over 1,380 lots of rare and highly collectible worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction on Saturday, October 22nd at the Museum of American Finance, located at 48 Wall Street in New York City, and Tuesday, October 25th, in the offices of Archives International Auctions.
Saturday’s session will be held in conjunction with the 6th annual Wall Street Bourse. Archives International Auctions’ offices, for the Tuesday session, are located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee. Start times both days are 10:30 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the website www.ArchivesInternational.com.
The sale will offer a variety of rare banknotes, scripophily, autographs, historic documents and ephemera, with many desirable items rarely seen at auction. “Many of these banknotes and certificates haven't seen the light of day for 20 to 50 years, and will be sure to attract serious attention from collectors and dealers,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions.
Dr. Schwartz added, “We are thrilled to be holding our 6th annual Wall Street Bourse auction at the Museum of American Finance in this impressive and historic venue. We will be offering an outstanding selection of bonds, shares, banknotes and security printing ephemera over the course of the two selling days. Telephone and absentee bids, or left bids, will be accepted on both days.”
Session 1, the Saturday session (372 lots), will include 183 lots of United States and worldwide scripophily, featuring selections from the John E. Herzog collection of mining, railroads and other topics, highlighted by a 1938 reprint bond “Roulette de Monte Carlo” by Marcel Duchamp; a set of five different 1866 issued Irish Republic bonds; and an 1883 Government of Canada 4% proof bond.
Also sold will be a new find of Michigan and Ohio mining and oil stock certificates; modern classic rarities, such as Apple and Microsoft specimen stock certificates; 22 lots of U.S. Federal Bonds and Liberty Loan Bonds, including a $50 Second Liberty Loan converted 4.25% Gold Bond of 1927-1942 from the Chet Krause Collection, as well as numerous other desirable bonds.
Confederate banknotes will be highlighted by an 1861 Error Date $2, T-38, graded PMG Very Fine 20; an 1864 Treasury of the Confederate States issued warrant rarity; and other examples.
The Saturday session will also include a collection of 60 lots of rare security printing ephemera, featuring early coated stock security printer business cards from ABNC, Continental BNC and others; sample notes by Bradbury, Waterlow and other companies, dating from the 1840s to the 1980s; and Western checks, exchanges and fiscal documents, including early Wells Fargo items.
Session 2, being held at Archives International Auctions’ offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Tuesday, October 25th will include more than 1,000 lots of United States and worldwide banknotes and scripophily, with over 180 lots of worldwide banknotes; 260 lots of U.S. obsolete and