Archives International Auctions Part XXI Fall Auction 2014

Archives International Auctions, Part XXI 6 October 25, 2014 Archives International Auctions Massachusetts Benjamin Franklin Newspaper 1850’s Re- print from Original Franklin Press 25 25 The New England Courant, No. 80, 1723 (Reprinted in 1856) Facsimile of First Paper Printed by Benjamin Franklin. Boston Massachusetts, 1856, Single sheet, printed on both recto and verso, measuring circa 8 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches. “Facsimile of the first Paper ever issued by Franklin and now printed (Sept. 17, 1856) on a press once used by him”. 2 pages printed on light beige paper, Franklin discusses the reasons and purpose for the paper and what the pa- per will report on. Though it is a reprint, it is from Franklins original printing press from 1723 and a copy of his first historic news paper that he released for the public. Discusses news from England, a speech by the King discussing a foreign conspiracy (in Europe) and also a few small advertisements. Interesting, historic and rare even as a reprint. VF condition. ��������������������������������������������������Est. $100-200 Ephemera - Wells Fargo California 26 Certificate of Incorporation, 1863 Official copy of “Imperial Gold & Silver Mining Company”. California, 5 page official copy of Cer - tificate of Incorporation. The corporation was formed for silver & gold mining in Amador County, California. Large gold foil seal on front page signed by A.A.H. Tuttle, Secretary of State of the State of California. VF condition. ������������������������������������������������Est. $100-200 27 27 Wells, Fargo & Co. 1858 Trio of Checks with Wells Fargo Col- lection Envelope & Instructions. San Francisco, California and Louisville, Kentucky. 1858, Lot of 4 items. Includes Collection en- velope with 3 checks, all are issued in San Francisco, payable to Wells, Fargo & Co. All 3 checks (amounts of $1666.66, $1666.67, and $1666.67) add up to $5000 and all were unpaid, printed in black on light blue paper with steamship, sailing ship and locomotive on left counter design, All in VF-XF condition. The envelope contains a number of ink notations, including the total sum of the checks ($5000) as well as remarks such as “no commission” and “Mr. Shreve says he has no money for this purpose”. An interesting gold rush era group. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Est. $200-400 28 28 Wells, Fargo & Co. 1861 Certificate for Passage from Galway, Ireland to New York. San Francisco, July 31, 1861, Lot of 2 items. Wells, Fargo & Co., “California and NewYork Express and Exchange Co.”, Original Certificate for Passage, A number of remarks on re - verse. Accompanying original envelope with the same dates indi- cates this was sent from James Shauky at BroadwayWharf to John and Bridget Purcell and requested Steerage passage for (six?) from NewYork to San Francisco. It appears the origin of the trip began in Galway, Ireland. Rare Wells, Fargo & Co. Document and first time seen by cataloger. Choice Fine Condition. �������������������������� Est. $250-500 New York 29 29 California Express and Exchange office of Wells, Fargo & Co. 1856Gold Rush Era First of Exchange and Letter. NewYork, 1856, First of Exchange, $145.50, S/N 581, Black on thin blue paper with ornate “1” counterfoil on left, ornate title, payable at their offices in San Francisco, VF condition with small tear and stamp hinge repairs on reverse. Also included is a handwritten confirmation letter for the same bill of exchange letterhead of “Office of wells, Fargo & Co., NewYork & California Express & Exchange Co.”. ��������Est. $160-250 Scripophily - Automobiles Austria 30 Oesterreichischen Daimler=Motor Aktiengesellschaft, I/U Certif- icate 1913, 200 Kronen, Austria, Issued stock or bond certificate, Logo on left and right borders, black on orange underprint, XF con- dition. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $40-80 Connecticut 31 31 Pope Manufacturing Co. 1909 Specimen 100 Shares. Con- necticut. 100 Preferred Shares Specimen, Blue, monogram flanked by men, manufactured bikes, motorcycles and autos. EF, ABNC. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������Est. $100-200