Archives International Auctions Sale 50 The Milestone Auction U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Autographs and Security Printing Ephemera

Archives International Auctions - Sale 50 112 December 3-4,2018 Archives International Auctions New York 770 770 Pacific Mail Steamship Co., 1868 Report of the President to the Stockholders. February, 1868. 72pp. Original printed wrappers, dust soiled, light chipping, margin soil. Good+. (John E. Herzog Collection) ���������������������������������� Est. $50-100 EPHEMERA - POLITICAL 771 771 Letter from Peter Porter, Secretary of War in J.Q. Adams Administration, to William C. Bouck, 1835 Erie, New York. 1834 Letter from Peter Porter (John Quincy Adam’s Secretary of War) to William C. Bouck (Commissioner of the Erie Canal Project). Letter discusses project attempt to build the Erie Canal after the War of 1812. Secretary of War. From May 16, 1828, to March 9, 1829, Porter served as U.S. Secretary of War under President John Quincy Adams, and was an advocate for the removal of Eastern Indians beyond the Mississippi. He moved to Niagara Falls in 1836 and was a presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840. Hand written letter in porter’s hand with his signature, Evidently removed from previous mounting. VF, light stains. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $300-500 US 772 772 Harper’s Weekly, 1877, Featuring Commodore Vanderbilt and More. Harper’s Weekly cover page with a large portrait of the Commodore; Harper’s page with a Nast cartoon featuring Boss Tweed; Harper’s cover page of Anthony Joseph Drexel; Frank Leslie’s Illustrated cover page featuring Jay Gould and James Fisk, Jr. (John E. Herzog Collection) ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $25-40 POSTAL HISTORY - CIVIL WAR USA 773 773 Patriotic Envelope Quintet, ca. 1861-65. Lot of 5 patriotic envelopes, all unused and in VF condition. Includes allegorical figures with patriotic statements and one full envelope design, “Our Army & Navy” with Butler and Stringham portraits, Attractive group. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Est. $75-110 U.S. POSTAL HISTORY Washington, D.C. 774 774 Stampless Letter Quartet from Washington, D.C. with Congressional Free Frank and Different Markings. Washington, D.C., 1803-1852, Lot of 4 Stampless envelopes with Washington, D.C. cancels, Includes 1846, Brinkenhoff Member of Congress; 1803, WASHn City; Washington, D.C., Paid 3 and others. Fine to VF. Sold “As is”, no returns accepted.����������������������������������������������� Est. $50-100 SCRIPOPHILY - FINANCIAL & STOCK BROKERS New York 775 775 A Pair of 1868 Puts (Options to Sell) $25,000 and $50,000 in “American Gold Coin.” New York. Issued to the Schaffer Brothers. July 11, 1868. At “One Hundred and Forty One per cent.” Two revenue stamps. Spindle hole, light stains, otherwise Very Fine, October 14, 1868 at 136 5/8%. Spindle hole, corner missing, otherwise Very Fine, small edge split. Scarce. (From the John E. Herzog Collection)Est. $110-220