Archives International Auctions Sale 48 May 23, 2018

Introduction to the Sale Foreword On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions team, I would like to personally welcome you to our 48th auction we have held over the last ten years. We are excited to offer almost 1000 lots of rare and desirable U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily and Coins in our upcoming auction. Included in the sale are consignments from numerous estates and longtime collections with many items having never been offered previously at auction. Included in the sale is a desirable selection of U.S., Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, and Security Printing Ephemera. The auction will include over 540 lots of Chinese and Worldwide banknotes with a significant number of group lots that include dozens if not hundreds of desirable notes. We also have an exciting collection of Replacement notes from a serious collector covering literally the entire globe with many interesting and rare issues. Also included in the auction is a large Queen Elizabeth II collection put together by a serious New York collector over the last 30 years. Included are many desirable notes that will enhance any British Colony collection and includes many elusive issues. We are offering over 100 lots of Chinese Banknotes and Scripophily highlighted by a 1920, Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, $5 “Harbin” Branch Issue Rarity that is very possibly unique and a Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, “Tsingtau, Kiau Chau” issued $1 Branch Issue Rarity. Numerous desirable and rare notes fill out the Chinese section of the auction. Chile is highlighted by a Banco De Santiago, 1886 Issued 20 Pesos note that rarely is seen at auction and is offered by us for the first time. An extremely attractive and high-grade Kuwait Currency Board, 1960-1961, Complete First Issue Set of 5 Banknotes is offered and rarely seen is this high of condition; as well as Mexico, which is highlighted by a 500 Pesos, Banco De San Luis Potosi, ND (1897-1913), Face and Back Proofs, both PMG grading Gem Unc 66 EPQ. The second session includes U.S. Banknotes, Scripophily, Historic Ephemera and Security Printing Ephemera. Highlights include an attractive collection of over 50 obsolete banknotes including a desirable selection of Louisiana obsoletes featuring a $1000, Citizens Bank of Louisiana; a Kansas Territory, State Bank, Lecompton, K.T., 1856, $2, KS-55 G4a, Whitfield 334 issued obsolete; and dozens of attractive notes. U.S. Large type is highlighted by a small National Banknote Collection including a Mechanics National Bank of Philadelphia, 1875, $1, Ch#610; and a small collection of 5 different 1929 Nevada Nationals including notes from Ely, Eureka, Reno and Winnemucca, Nevada; as well as dozens of additional rare and attractive notes. Scripophily is represented by over 300 lots including banking, mining, navigation, foreign and U.S. issued and specimen stocks and bonds that includes many desirable and rare issues rarely offered at auction. We are now working on our Summer and Fall 2018 auctions and are seeking consignments for these upcoming sales. Please contact us to discuss how you may participate in our future auctions. I would like to thank everyone who has participated in our previous sales and has helped make this auction series a resounding success. We are looking forward to another exciting auction and hope you enjoy our current offerings. Best of luck,