Archives International picked for Wall Street auction event, Oct. 20
The Wall Street Collectors’ Bourse will feature banknote, coin and scripophily (stock and bond certificate) dealers from across the U.S., with material to include coins, stocks, bonds and banknotes. The Museum of American Finance resides at 48 Wall St. in Manhattan’s Financial District. Bourse hours are Oct. 18 from noon-8 p.m. EDT, Oct. 19 from 10-4, and Oct. 20 from 10-3.
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.
“This will range from autographs to banknotes to historical documents to scripophily, plus artifacts such as Edison stock tickers, artwork and historic ephemera.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,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archive International Auctions.
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), and a rare, possibly unique 1846 Michigan Chippequa Copper Co. issued mining certificate.
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 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.
Archives International will conduct a first-ever Hong Kong auction on Jan. 25-26 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. To sell or consign a single piece or a collection, call 201-944-4800 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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