The Wall Street Collectors’ Bourse will feature banknote, coin and scripophily (stock and bond certificate)
The auction will feature hundreds of U.S. and worldwide stocks, bonds, banknotes and autographs, as well as choice selections from The American Bank Notes Commemoratives inventory of numismatic and philatelic production material and souvenir cards. Included will be security printing ephemera, offerings from the American Bank Note archives and other items.
“We are excited to offer a wide variety of historic material,” states Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archive International Auctions. “This will range from autographs to banknotes to historical documents to scripophily, plus artifacts such as Edison stock tickers, artwork and historic ephemera. This will be an auction designed to appeal to people new to the genre as well as seasoned collectors.”
Autographs will include a typed and signed “Mark Twain” letter, Andrew Jackson’s signature on a Bank of the U.S. check, a Johannes Brahms autographed postcard with note, a Charles Lindbergh autographed letter, a Gertrude Stein letter, an Edison archive (an autograph, photos, early light bulb), and autographs by Enrico Caruso, Charles Dickens and Auguste Rodin.
Over 1,200 lots of rare and exciting scripophily items will be offered, to include more than 120 Confederate bonds (as single and group lots), an American Express Type II certificate from 1859, a large group of issued specimen and proof banking stocks and bonds, Chinese and Mexican bonds (some speculative)
Also from the scripophily category will be a large assortment of issued and specimen railroad stocks and bonds (including many rarities), worldwide certificates (including Mexico, Europe, Asia, Chile and numerous other countries), and topics to include mining, railroad, technology and banking. “This auction will be a scripophily lover’s dream,” Dr. Schwartz said.
An expected star of the U.S. and worldwide banknotes session will be a group of seven different Reserve Bank of India specimens from the late 1960s to the early ‘70s never before offered at auction. Also featured will be a group of 26 rare Pakistani specimens from a new find, a Canada 1954 “Devil’s Head” specimen set ($1-$100) and 19 different Republic of Cyprus specimens, many quite rare.
Also set to change hands will be a Republic de Chile 1898 provisional issue rarity discovery note of a previously unknown denomination, early French notes (including Armee Catholique et Royale de Bretagne and Armee Catholique et Royale (1794) issued banknotes, 1940s issue Banque of France essay proof banknotes, and 1940-70 Bank of Ireland issued notes.
Hundreds of banknotes that have been off the market or never offered before at auction will include notes from Argentina, rare China issues, unlisted 1879 and 1880s Keeling Cocos rarities, East Africa, South Africa, Russia, an amazing collection of over 20 Georgia colonial banknotes and original advertising banknotes artwork from Hugo Fleury of Waterlow & Sons fame.
The auction will offer live bidding at both venues, plus phone and live Internet bidding at www.archivesinternational.com. A catalog will be available in late September, with the digital version downloadable or a virtual catalog that can be viewed online the week prior to the printed catalog. Archives International will conduct a first-ever Hong Kong auction on Jan. 25-26, 2013 and will still accept suitable consignments of Asian and worldwide material.
After that, the next worldwide and U.S. banknote auction is tentatively scheduled for early March 2013. Archives International Auctions is located not far from the New Jersey entrance to the George Washington Bridge, at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Ste. 7) in Fort Lee, N.J.
Archives International Auctions is always looking for quality U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks, bonds, stamps, coins and postal history, from better individual items to large collections (for auction or purchase). To sell or consign a single piece or a collection, you may call them at (201) 944-4800, or you can inquire via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the firm’s upcoming Oct. 20-21 and 23 auction, to be held in conjunction with the Wall Street Collector’s Bourse at the Museum of American Finance in New York City, please log on to www.archivesinternational.com. To find out more about the Wall Street Collectors' Bourse, please contact John Herzog at email@example.com.