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 96 December 9-10,2020 Archives International Auctions Washington, D.C. 607 607 United States Postal Service 1972 Specimen Bond Washington, D.C., $10,000 Specimen 6 7/8% Registered Postal Service Bond, Black text with red border and underprint, USPS logo at top center. Specimen POCs, VF condition, Federated BN. The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.������������������������������ Est. $100-200 EPHEMERA - CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH California Territory 608 608 California Gold Rush Era, 1850 I/U 2nd Bill of Exchange Issued in San Francisco and Payable in NY One Month Before Statehood. San Francisco, California Territory. August 9, 1850. Issued 2nd of Exchange for $325, payable at Howland & Aspinwall, New York. Issued by Robinson Bissilo, Jr. in San Francisco. Allegorical woman, eagle and portrait of George Washington, with small sailing ship and train on the left, S/N 55, Mostly Fine to VF with stain on the left border area and small stains, and a small rea of ink or rust burn on the top middle margin. RWH&E. Extremely early pre California Statehood fiscal document and the earliest Gold Rush fiscal document we have offered. California became a state on September 9th. 1850 and was admitted to the Union as the 31st state. Gold was discovered in California on January 24, 1848 in Sutter’s Creek and this exchange was issued a little over 2 1/2 years later. Historic Gold Rush Era and California Territorial Fiscal Document.�� Est. $450-750 CHECKS, DRAFTS & EXCHANGES California 609 609 California, 1870’s Imprinted Revenue Bank Check Assortment. California. Lot of 9 checks from California banks: Tallant & Company Bankers; Wells Fargo & Co’s Bank; Bank of California; Donohoe, Kelly & Co., Bankers; Belloc Freres, Bankers. Imprinted revenues include RN-E7 unused; RN-C21, C22, C23; RN-D7 and others, Please inspect. (9)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Est. $90-150 610 610 California, Gold Rush Era CheckQuartet, ca.1855 to 1870. California. Lot includes 4 pieces: Includes 1870 Tallant & Company Bankers with RN-B variety with tablet at bottom “Good Only for Checks and Drafts payable at sight”; 1855, Sacramento City, CA. Page & Bacon Exchange & Banking Houses, with offices in California and St. Louis, MO., Printed by TCC&C ; 1866, Wells, Fargo & Co. First of Exchange with California and U.S.I.R. Adhesive stamps; and 1855, Weaverville, CA. Express & Banking Office of Rhodes & Co. Draft, All in Fine to XF condition. 4 pieces.��������������������� Est. $140-240 611 611 Drexel, Sather & Church, Bankers, 1855 Gold Rush Era Bill of Exchange San Francisco, CA. Dec. 3, 1855, Issued Second of Exchange Draft for $100, payable in New York at corresponding company, Bank building in middle and seated allegorical Mercury at left, counterfoil on left with company name and locations in Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York, VF condition with slightly rough right margin, Rare bill of exchange and very attractive. Lith by Robertson & Seibert, NY .�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $110-220 612 612 National Gold Bank of D.O.Mills & Co., 1880 I/C Check IR RN-G1 Sacramento, California (City issued at not readable on dateline), 1880, $153, Issued Cut Cancels, Check # 30, Rare California Gold Bank fiscal document. ��������������������������� Est. $45-90 California & Nevada 613 613 Early Nevada Statehood and California, ca.1860-70’s Group of 15 I/C Bank Checks with Imprinted & Adhesive Revenues Nevada. Lot of 15 I/C checks from California and Nevada, Includes Agency First National Bank of Nevada, San Francisco Branch, Payable in Gold Coin, Red with Yellow RN-B type revenue, U/U; 1874 Bank of California; 1887 Manhattan Silver Mining Co.; 1876 Agency of the Nevada Bank of San Francisco; 1883 Gage, Curtis & Co.; 1874, Virginia, Nevada, Bank of California, with I.R. RN-C24 and also signed by James G. Fair; and 1881 Nevada Bank of San Francisco. All include either adhesive, Imprinted or a combination of both U.S.I.R. as well as a few with Nevada Revenues. Fine to XF condition. Attractive western mining related check assortment. (15)�������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $120-200