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

Archives International Auctions - Sale 50 22 December 3-4,2018 Archives International Auctions AUTOGRAPHS - CIVIL WAR New Jersey 111 111 Newly Discovered, City of Newark, NJ, March 15, 1865, OneYear Scrip Un-Cut Sheet Signed by Civil War Brigadore General, Mayor Runyon. Newark, New Jersey. Signed by Theodore Runyon, Mayor of Newark and Civil War Brigadore General, This is a cut cancelled sheet of (2) $50.00, (1) $100.00 and (1) $200.00 Civil War Bounty Bonds from the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Newark. Bonds issued a mere 3 weeks prior to the end of the American Civil War and a month to the day of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Each certificate is signed by the then Mayor of Newark, NJ, Theodore Runyon (October 29, 1822 – January 27, 1896) a United States politician, diplomat, and American Civil War Brigadier General in the New Jersey Militia, serving with the Union Army at the Battle of First Bull Run, first president of the Manufacturers’ National Bank of Newark, chancellor of New Jersey for 14 years and, between 1893 and 1896, envoy and later ambassador to Germany. Crisp VF condition and cut cancelled, rare and attractive. �������������������������������������������������� Est. $600-1000 EPHEMERA - AUTOGRAPHS -LITERARY Autograph An interesting and humorous Samuel Clemens letter with envelope from an old estate. 112 112 Mark Twain Sends a 1902 Letter With Postage Due to a Man in England. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain 1835-1910). ALS, 1 page, on black bordered Riverdale on the Hudson stationery, from York Harbor, Maine, September 4, 1902. With original stamped envelope addressed in his hand to “Mr.Lester Grant, Twyford, Tupwood Lane, Gaterham Valley, England” with “Great Britain” also written in his hand at the top. The envelope bears a 3 pence due marking indicating the recipient had to pay the postage, for which Twain humorously “apologizes” in the letter: “York Harbor Maine, Sept. 4, 1902. Dear Mr. Grant, I am out of stamps; it is raining; the post office is far away from this summer camp. This is why I am obliged to make you pay the postage, though I would much rather do it myself. Truly yours, Mark Twain”. (Mark Twain, USA, 1835 - 1910), Two horizontal folds, and a few mounting remnants but the condition is excellent.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Est. $1500-2500 SCRIPOPHILY - AUTOGRAPHS Nevada 113 113 Virginia and Truckee Rail Road Co. 1880 Stock Certificate with D.O. Mills Autographs. Virginia, Nevada. 1880, Virginia and Truckee Rail Road Co., 500 Shares, black on white paper, train passing miners with mountains in background under curved title, Written in red ink under title “Capital Stock Increased, July 20, 1874”, Cert #102, I/C. Double Signed by D.O. Mills as President & Issued to D.O. Mills and signed by him on the verso. In December 1848, he took an exploratory trip to California, through the Isthmus of Panama, where he joined the California Gold Rush. In 1850, he returned to Buffalo where he sold his interest in the Bank and returned to Sacramento, where he founded his own bank, the “Gold Bank of D. O. Mills & Co.”, He never invested in gold mining or silver mining directly, but started ancillary businesses that supported the mining industry, such as banks and railroads. He was a part owner of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, which was the only link from the Comstock Lode to the Central Pacific Railroad. Rare signed stock certificate.����� Est. $350-700 New Jersey 114 114 Edison Phonigraphs, Ltd., 1922 Stock Certificate ITASB Thomas Edison. New Jersey. April 5th, 1022, 1 Share, I/C stock certificate, Eagle middle top, black on gold border and underprint, POC’s. Edison autograph as president, S/N 15, VF condition but upper left and right corners have small pieces missing. Rare Edison stock certificate with autograph. Possibly the only issued certificate from this Edison Company. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $700-1200 115 115 Edison Storage Battery Co., 1910 Stock Certificate Signed by Thomas A. Edison as President. West Orange, NJ. November 16, 1910, I/C Stock certificate, Black on green border and underprint, Allegorical woman with lightening bolts at bottom, Capital Stock $,000,000 crossed out and replaced with $3,500,000. S/N 93, VF condition with a minor 3mm nick on the lower right excess margin, cut close on left where counterfoil was removed, evidence of very light mounting on edges, Signed by Thomas A. Edison as president, Pin-punched “Cancelled” in signature area. The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized in New Jersey on May 27, 1901, to develop, manufacture, and sell Thomas Edison’s alkaline storage battery. It produced batteries for mining lamps, train lighting and signaling, submarines, electric vehicles, and other uses. The company had its own research department and sales force, but it also sold batteries through separate sales companies, including the Edison Storage Battery Supply Company and Miller Reese Hutchison, Inc. In June 1932, the company merged with Thomas A. Edison, Inc.��������������������������������������������Est. $1200-1800