Archives International Auctions Sale 63 U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera and Historic Ephemera December 9th & 10th 2020

Archives International Auctions - Sale 63 146 December 9-10,2020 Archives International Auctions 892 892 Merchants Union Express Co. 1867 I/U Stock Certificate New York, 1867. 20 Shares I/U Capital Stock Certificate, Black text with black border and brown and gray-green undertint, Men with boxes of goods on wagon being pulled by a team of horses at top center. VF to XF condition. The Merchants Union Express Company was established in 1867 as direct competition to American Express. The company duplicated a significant portion of American Express’ territory, which led to a vicious price war between the two companies. Within months, Merchants Union was losing millions of dollars, and the failing company was absorbed into the American Express entity, making it a predecessor to the AmEx conglomerate still in business today. Rare color variety in exceptional condition. Most seen with water stains and wrinkly, this example is like new. First time this variety has been offered by us. Hatch & Co., Trinity Building, Broadway (NY)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $200-400 SCRIPOPHILY - FAMOUS COMPANIES New Jersey 893 893 American Cotton Oil Co., 1917 Specimen Bond - Original DOW Company. New Jersey, 1917, $1000, Ser.A, 5% Gold Note Issue, Black on brown border and underprint, Eagle with U.S and Mexican shields and flags on top, Specimen overprint, POC’s, coupons attached, Franklin Lee Division - ABNC. American Cotton Oil Company, a predecessor of Bestfoods, now part of Unilever. The company was part of the 12 original Dow Average companies. In the early 1880s mill owners in Texas and Arkansas formed syndicates to regulate the price paid for seed and so moderate competition. About 1884 these syndicates combined to form the American Cotton Oil Trust. By the fall of 1886 this group controlled 88 percent of the crushing capacity of the country. In 1888 Louisiana sued to have the trust dissolved, and in 1889 it was reorganized as a corporation, the American Cotton Oil Company����������������������� Est. $200-400 894 894, Inc., 1996 Specimen Stock Certificate and Possible IPO Certificate Design Rarity. Delaware, Odd Shares, Common Stock, Specimen Stock Certificate, Black printing with early “ ” logo with blue end panel and undertint, Jeff Bezos Facsimile Signature, Uncirculated, Red specimen overprints, POC’s, Rare modern business history of historic company. SC-USBN. Rare specimen stock certificate. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $400-800 SCRIPOPHILY - FOOD & DRINKS Delaware 895 895 Pepsi-Cola Co., 1960 Unique Approval Production Progress Proof Pair Delaware. <100 Shares Capital Stock Production Progress Proof Stock Certificate in two pieces. Vignette, title and text in black on first proof, border and under tint in green on second proof. Both are in XF condition, SCBNC. (2)������������������������������ Est. $100-200 SCRIPOPHILY - FOREIGN Argentine Republic 896 896 Argentina. Province of Tucuman, 1927 Specimen Bond Argentina. $1,000 Specimen 7% External Sinking Fund Gold Bond, Black print on orange border and under tint, Allegorical figure at top, Specimen overprints and POC’s, VF-XF condition, ABNC.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Est. $70-140