Archives International Auctions Sale 55 U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera October 10, 2019

Archives International Auctions - Sale 55 82 October 10,2019 Archives International Auctions Pennsylvania 608 608 Classic Check Pair, 1807 Bank of North America and 1829 Schuylkill Bank Signed by William Meridith. Philadelphia, PA.... Lot of 2 checks. Both checks are signed by Wm. Meridith. William Morris Meredith (June 8, 1799 – August 17, 1873) was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as the United States Secretary of the Treasury, during President Zachary Taylor’s Administration. Meredith’s portrait is depicted on the 5th issue 10-cent Fractional currency note. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $35-70 Autographs - Industrial New York 609 609 International Mercantile Marine Co. 1902 Stock Certificate signed by Hon. W.J. Perrie and Others. International Mercantile Marine Co. , blue, ship vignette, November 14, 1902. 10 Shares, I/C stock Certificate with numerous overprints, listing the Voting Trustees, J. P. Morgan, W.J. Pirrie and others. S/N B4767. The certificate is ITASB Hon. (Lord) W.J. Pirrie as well as Washington Charters, James B. Charters, William Coates, Joseph Coates, and J.L. Marshall. Pirrie was a Voting Trustee of the company as well as a Director and also on the British Committee of the company. All of the men listed have endorsed the certificate on the back when it was cancelled in 1915. The face of the certificate has a Dutch as well as English revenue imprint. Also included is a White Star Lines History and letter dated 1985 to John Herzog about the company and Lord Pirrie. William James Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, KP, PC, PC (Ire) (31 May 1847 – 7 June 1924), was a leading British shipbuilder and businessman. He was chairman of Harland and Wolff, shipbuilders, between 1895 and 1924, and also served as Lord Mayor of Belfast between 1896 and 1898. He was ennobled as Baron Pirrie in 1906, appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick in 1908 and made Viscount Pirrie in 1921. In the months leading up to the 1912 Titanic disaster, Lord Pirrie was questioned about the number of life boats aboard the Olympic-class ships. He responded that the great ships were unsinkable and the rafts were to save others. This would haunt him forever. (Ex. John E. Herzog Collection) ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $120-240 Ohio 610 610 StandardOil Trust, 1896 Stock Certificate Signed by Flagler. August 13, 1896, 1 Share, I/C, Black on green border, U.S. Capital on upper left, S/N A6745, Signed by H.M. Flagler as Secretary and W.H. Tifford as attorney in fact. VF condition. International BNC. Standard Oil’s pre-history began in 1863 as an Ohio partnership formed by industrialist John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, silent partner Stephen V. Harkness, and Oliver Burr Jennings, who had married the sister of William Rockefeller’s wife. In 1870, Rockefeller abolished the partnership and incorporated Standard Oil in Ohio. Of the initial 10,000 shares, John D. Rockefeller received 2,667; Harkness received 1,334; William Rockefeller, Flagler, and Andrews received 1,333 each; Jennings received 1,000, and the firm of Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler received 1,000. Rockefeller chose the “Standard Oil” name as a symbol of the reliable “standards” of quality and service that he envisioned for the nascent oil industry.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $300-600 Autographs - Notable People New York 611 611 Benjamin Altman Signed 1904 Check from Chemical Bank. New York, NY. 1904, $10, I/C check made out to Dr. Charles H. May. Signed by Benjamin Altman. Benjamin Altman opened a small store on Attorney Street in New York City. In 1865, Altman founded B. Altman & Co., a dry goods store located on Third Avenue and 10th Street in New York City. The store grew to several other locations. In 1877, a large storefront opened on Sixth Avenue. Dubbed the “Palace of Trade” for its lavish architecture, Altman’s store was one of the first to display clothing for different ages in different areas.����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $60-120 Ephemera - Financial 612 612 Short Selling and Liquidation, 1931 Pamphlet by Richard Whitney Syracuse, NY. First Edition, 8 vo., printed wraps. Broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System. Address delivered by Whitney before the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. 6 x 9 inches with grey cover. Small chips on the right cover border. Very good, some wear. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $15-30 Ephemera - Historic Massachusetts 613 613 Massachusetts Charitable Society, 1805 Invitation to Meeting Certificate. Boston, MA. 1805, 8.5 x 7 inches, Intaglio engraved invitation to a meeting on Monday, December 2nd, 1805 at the Green Dragon (I assume it was an inn or bar). Signed by Nathaniel Noyes and Samuel Hewes. Allegorical women on left and right, one with children, and bird feeding chicks in nest on top middle, Founded in 1772, attractive and early invitation. VF condition. ��������������������������������������������������������� Est. $200-400