Archives International Auctions Sale 57 U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera and Historic U.S. Liberty Loan Bonds February 13, 2020

Introduction to the Sale Foreword On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions team, I would like to personally welcome you to our 57th auction we have held over the last 13 years. We are excited to offer over 1000 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, Historic Ephemera, Security Printing Ephemera and an exceptional U.S. Liberty Loan Bond Collection. Also included in the auction are numerous rare and desirable items consigned from numerous estates and longtime collections with many having never been offered previously at auction. Session 1 will include 470 lots of World Banknotes, Chinese Banknotes, Chinese Scripophily and World Coins. Highlights include a China, Ming dynasty circulating Note; a pair of attractive 1942 Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya, $50 and $100 notes; and an extremely high grade U.A.E. Currency Board, 1982-89 Specimen set of 6 notes, all grading PMG 65 and 66. The session ends with 31 lots of World and U.S. coins. Session 2 will include 364 lots of desirable U.S. and World Scripophily. Highlights include hundreds of railroads, mining, financial and dozens of other various topics including a desirable Columbus Zoological Society stock certificate as well as numerous railroad bonds and shares with many desirable and rare items. Session 3 will feature 167 lots of U.S. Obsolete Banknotes, National Banknotes, Security Printing Ephemera, Historic Ephemera and a spectacular U.S. Liberty Loan Bond collection featuring 11 extremely rare if not unique bonds in collector’s hands, including a 1919 Victory Liberty Loan, $1,000.00, 4 3/4% Convertible Gold Note; a 1918, “Serial Number 1”, $50.00, Fourth Liberty Loan “Short” Gold Bond of 1933-1938; a 1918, $500.00, Fourth Liberty Loan Gold Bond of 1933-1938; and numerous additional Liberty Loan Bonds and U.S. savings Bonds. Other highlights include 3 different 1929, First National Bank of Reno, $5, $10 and $20 Uncut sheets of 6 notes in high grades and an uncut sheet of 4 notes of the Pennsylvania, Diamond National Bank of Pittsburgh, $5 1902 PB. Also included are a large variety of obsolete banknotes and desirable Security Printing Ephemera lots. We are now working on our late Winter and Spring 2020 auctions and are seeking consignments, so please contact us to discuss how you may participate in our future auctions. I would like to thank everyone who has participated in our previous sales and has helped make this auction series a resounding success. We are looking forward to another exciting auction and hope you enjoy our current offerings. Best of luck , Bob Schwartz