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 63 174 December 9-10,2020 Archives International Auctions SCRIPOPHILY - GUNPOWDER, AMMUNITION & WEAPONS California 1056 1056Giant Powder Co. 1919 I/C Stock Certificate California, 1919. 1 Share I/C Capital Stock Certificate, Black text with brown border and green undertint. POCs, Crossed-out signatures, Cancelled in ink across stock certificate. Fine condition. The Giant Powder Company was an explosives manufacturing company which operated from the mid 19th century through the first half of the 20th century, located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The Giant Powder Company was the first company in the United States to produce dynamite under an exclusive license from Alfred Nobel. ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $55-110 Delaware 1057 1057E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 2006 Odd Shrs Specimen Stock Certificate Delaware, Odd Shares, Specimen stock certificate, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, commonly referred to as DuPont, is an American conglomerate that was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill by French- American chemist and industrialist Éleuthère Irénée du Pont. ����������������������������� Est. $100-200 1058 1058Hercules Inc. 1971 Progress Proof Stock Certificate Delaware, 1971. Odd Shares Progress Proof Voting Stock Certificate, Black text on white paper, Hercules with wooden club at top left corner. VF condition with staple holes at left. Hercules, Inc., was a chemical and munitions manufacturing company based in Wilmington, Delaware, incorporated in 1912 as the Hercules Powder Company following the breakup of the Du Pont explosives monopoly by the U.S. Circuit Court in 1911. Hercules Powder Company became Hercules, Inc. in 1966, operating under this name until 2008, when it was merged into Ashland Inc. Hercules was one of the major producers of smokeless powder for warfare in the United States during the 20th century. �������������������������� Est. $65-120 Maine 1059 1059Atlas Phosphate Co. 1910 Specimen Bond Maine, 1910. $1000 Specimen 5% Collateral Trust Gold Coupon Bond, Black text with green border and undertint, Figure of Atlas at top holding a globe. Red specimen overprints, 0000 serial numbers, POCs. VF condition, ABNC.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $75-150 Colorado 1060Colorado Powder Co. 1882 I/C Stock Certificate CO, 1882. 1,140 Shares I/C Capital Stock Certificate, Low Serial #6, Black text with black border, Colorado state seal depicted at top center. VF condition. Lith. Britton & Rey������������������������ Est. $70-120 New Jersey 1061 1061Justin Projectile Company, 1892 I/U Ammunition Manufacturer Stock Certificate. Jersey City, New Jersey, 1892, 1 Share, I/U, Black on green border and underprint with Civil War Battle scene of iron clad ships and mortars during bombardment, S/N 81, gold foil seal, Issued to A.M. Blake and signed by treasurer O.H. Blackman and president Joel G. Justin, Justin developed a dynamite shell that evidently did not work very well during the initial experiments and destroyed the guns that fired the shells. The shells were 3 feet long and 9 inches in diameter and held 30 pounds of nitro-gelatin, Rare early military weapon manufacturer. ABNC. ������������������������� Est. $500-800