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Australian and worldwide banknotes will headline Archives International Auctions' May 20th auction
More than 600 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold at public auction Tuesday, May 20th, by Archives International Auctions, online and in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Headlining the auction will be the “Tasmanian Devil Collection (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/
Featured will be a gem uncirculated 1984 $20 Serial #1 banknote (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/
China will be represented with a dozen lots, including an extremely rare Central Bank of China 1949 essay specimen (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/
Other star lots will include an amazing 1880 £1 color trial specimen from New Zealand; a 1909 Banco De Puerto Rico $10 issued and cancelled note; a beautiful high-grade Banco Occidental 1914 issued banknote from El Salvador; an outstanding specimen set of five U.A.E. notes from the 1973 and 1976 (ND) issue; and a rare discovery issued Venezuela (http://auction.archivesinternational.com/
Also sold will be the balance of the “Scarsdale Collection” of more than 120 lots of modern African banknotes and additional selections from the “Hamtramck Collection,”
Autographs will feature a historic 1816 Samuel F. B. Morse handwritten letter; an 1843 William Wordsworth autographed letter; a group of Francis Spinner letters; a historic and presidentially signed “Short Snorter” by General Eisenhower, President Truman and numerous well-known military figures; a Calvin Coolidge signed check; and numerous other rare, historic signatures.
A quartet of California “Gold Rush” Clipper Ship trade cards will come up for bid, as will many Civil War letters (some with compelling military content); and a rare War of 1812 capital funded stock receipt for the loan of 1813 (Hessler X-71), found by an astute collector at a small book show and one of only three known); as well as dozens of other historic documents and letters.
Also offered will be 15 lots of Liberty Loan and savings bonds; U.S. banknotes to include a rare Hawaii emergency issue $20 star note (Mule); an 1879 $10,000, Bank of America Clearing House certificate specimen; numerous obsolete small and large type notes; and nearly 100 lots of U.S & worldwide scripophily, including railroads, banking and many other categories and topics.
Previews will be by appointment from Thursday, May 15, until the date of sale, May 20. To pre-register for live internet or absentee bidding (https://archivesinternational.com/
The May 20th event is the 19th auction for Archives International Auctions (https://archivesinternational.com/
AIA is always seeking U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks, bonds, stamps, coins, autographs and postal history, from better individual items to large estate collections for auction or private treaty sales. Please contact them to discuss your auction or sales needs at email@example.com;
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Dr. Robert Schwartz