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Feb. 7 & 8: U.S. and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera at Archives International

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Selections from Archives International's Feb. 8 sale

Focused collectors of banknotes, stock and bond certificates, coins, and security printing ephemera are likely already aware of the 2-day event taking place this month. But for the person just getting their feet wet in these subjects, Archives International is an auction house to pay attention to. Split between two sessions on February 7th and 8th, over 1,400 lots will be offered in their sale of U.S. and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera.

The official press release courtesy of Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International follows:

Over 1,400 lots of rare and highly collectible worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates), coins and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction on Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th in the offices of Archives International Auctions at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, New Jersey. 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.

Featured in the auction is the second part of the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives of rare Chinese banknotes that have never been offered previously at public auction. AIA held the first auction from this Family archives in 2015. This portion was held by a different family member unknown to them at the time and includes many rare issues that were not included in the first offering. Included in the Chinese session on day 2 is a group of high grade Sin Chun Bank of China notes that rarely come up for auction from the Pogrebetsky Collection. Other highlights include a new find of Imperial Bank of China 1898 issued notes found in an old estate in Florida; an outstanding collection of Middle Eastern notes including a desirable group of banknotes from Jordan, Iran, Iraq and Qatar & Dubai; and hundreds of rare railroad stocks and bonds as well as an extensive selection of rare scripophily including many topics of interest.

Session 1, Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7th, includes 585 lots of U.S. Banknotes, U.S. and Worldwide Scripophily and Security Printing ephemera. Session 2, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8th includes 851 lots of Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes and Coins and Chinese Scripophily. Included are 265 lots of Chinese banknotes featuring the Pogrebetsky family Archives as well as many other rare notes from numerous consignments; over 60 lots of rare Chinese Scripophily; over 480 lots of worldwide banknotes as well as over 60 lots of Chinese, Japanese and Worldwide coins. Additional highlights include the finest known graded 10 Shilling Treasury Note, ND (1914), PMG Gem Unc. 65 and a Russo-Asiatic Bank, 1 Gold Fen, 1913-1917 "Kuld'sha, Chuguchak & Kashgar" Issue Rarity. The auction will feature hundreds of additional rare and desirable banknotes, bonds and shares in every price range, for the beginner to the advanced collector. Previews will be held at the Archives International Auctions offices in Fort Lee, on Wednesday, February 1st to Friday, Feb. 3rd Between 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and by appointment. For an appointment call (201) 944-4800 or email info@archivesinternational.com. Check the AIA website for additional info.

The online catalogs for the Feb. 7th and 8th sales are on Archives International Auctions’ website and can be viewed via the Archives International Live bidding platform. It can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or downloadable .pdf. To pre-register for live event internet bidding, you may log on to the Archives International Auctions website, at www.ArchivesInternational.com.

Archives International Auctions is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions and is looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, autographs, and documents to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or e-mail them at info@archivesinternational.com.

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auctions planned for February 7th and 8th and in December, log on to www.ArchivesInternational.com.

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.

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