Archives International Auctions Sale 50 The Milestone Auction U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Autographs and Security Printing Ephemera
Archives International Auctions - Sale 50 1 December 3-4,2018 Archives International Auctions www.archivesinternational.com SCRIPOPHILY - TURNPIKE, CANAL & BRIDGE COMPANIES Pennsylvania 1 1 Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, 1795 Stock Certificate Signed by William Bingham. Pennsylvania, March 16, 1795. 1 share, I/U, No. 988. Signed William Bingham, the wealthiest man in the nation then, uncancelled; a lovely earlier colonial stock certificate. (John Herzog Collection)������������������������� Est. $300-500 Maryland 2 2 Bank of Baltimore, 1798 Issued Stock Certificate. Baltimore, Maryland, March 23rd, 1798, 1 Share, Issued and Uncancelled stock certificate, Embossed seal at left, issued to Dr. Miles Littlejohn, S/N 1975, Fine to VF with evidence of toning and light water staining. Rare pre-1800 stock certificate. ��������������������������������������������� Est. $500-800 SCRIPOPHILY - COLONIAL Pennsylvania 3 3 North American Land Co. 1795 Issued Stock Certificate Signed by James Marshall and Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Philadelphia. April 18, 1795. 1 Share I/U Stock. No vignette. Appears in VF condition but the Morris signature has been repaired and restored. The North American Land Co. was formed by Robert Morris, James Greenleaf and Jonathan Nicholson had property from Georgia to New York but went bankrupt in 1798 when revenues were not being generated quick enough. This led Robert Morris to debtors prison for three years until his wife could bail him out. S/N 1419 Morris is also known as the financier to the Continental Congress and helped purchase arms for the army and raise funds when the national government was virtually bankrupt. ������������������� Est. $500-1000 SCRIPOPHILY - BANKING & FINANCE Nebraska 4 4 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 1973 (1988) Specimen Stock Certificate with Warren Buffet Facsimile Signature. Nebraska (Inc. in Delaware), 1973 (Issued in 1988), Odd shs., Specimen Stock certificate, Green border, POC’s XF, ABNC. BH Purchased close to a Billion dollars worth of Coca-Cola stock in 1988, which proved to be one of its best investments. This stock series was issued possibly to finance part of this purchase. Historic company whose shares are approaching $300,000 each. Very rare as a specimen certificate. Uncirculated. ABNC. ������������������������������������� Est. $450-900 DAY 1 (LOTS 1- 478) Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in 2 Sessions beginning at 2:00 pm EST U.S. Chinese, & Worldwide Banknotes & Chinese Scripophily Session 1: Lots 1 to 350 – U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Autographs and Security Printing Ephemera Session 2: Lots 351 to 478 – Chinese & Hong Kong Banknotes & Scripophily To begin no earlier than 6:00 PM “The Milestone” Auction featuring U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily Autographs and Security Printing Ephemera SCRIPOPHILY - BANKING & FINANCE We are privileged to offer at our 50th “Milestone” auction a large selection of outstanding scripophily, banknotes, autographs and Security Printing Ephemera. The auction is highlighted by numerous rarities ranging from bonds and shares to banknotes and autographs throughout the auction. Additionally we have numerous rarities from the John E. Herzog Collection that should attract major interest from the Scripophily Collecting community. We are ending the auction with over 130 lots of Chinese and Hong Kong Banknotes and Scripophily with many desirable and rarely seen notes being offered.