Archives International Auctions Sale 65 Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, World Coins,

Archives International Auctions - Sale 65 189 March 26,2021 Archives International Auctions EPHEMERA - POSTCARDS - AVIATION France, Germany & England 1152 1152Military and Civilian Early Aviation Postcards, ca. 1910-1930s, About 1/2 Real Photo France, Germany & England. Group of 32 original postcards featuring photographs and illustrations of military aircrafts and pilots, ca. 1910-1930s. Most are French, with 3 from Great Britain and 2 from Germany. All are unused and in VF condition, mostly black and white, and some have small notes made in pencil. Featured aircrafts include the Westland “Wallace” General Purpose Military Biplane. In 1933 a Westland Wallace became the first aircraft to fly over Everest, as part of the Houston-Mount Everest Flight Expedition. Also featured is a Vickers-Vimy Rolls-Royce Aeroplane, a British heavy bomber aircraft developed and manufactured by Vickers Limited. Developed during the latter stages of the First World War to equip the Royal Flying Corps, the Vimy was designed by Reginald Kirshaw “Rex” Pierson, Vickers’ chief designer. (32) �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $130-260 EPHEMERA - SLAVERY Alabama 1153 1153 Selma, Alabama, 1863 Confederate States Letter Regarding Slave Purchase Selma, Alabama. February 26th, 1863 Handwritten letter from agent J. M. Tillman, outlining his travels and efforts to procure slaves for the Shelby Iron Manufacturing Company, which was a challenge, as “very few [were] disposed to hire their negros- those hiring preferring [sic] to hire to the government as the govern is paying $26 per month.” Tillman goes on to write, “...the government is in great want of negros all over Miss(issippi) and is paying such high prices. If these [slaves] do not come there is no chance of hiring in Miss unless more of the country is overrun by the enemy- I rode every day while gone when not traveling on the Rail Roads and tried my best for you.” Briefly included in this letter are more mentions of railroad travel, as well as the running away of 2 out of 10 slaves. This lot also includes a separate handwritten note from Tillman regarding the transfer of the eight slaves, “The conductor of the Ala & Tenn RR Road will pass eight negros to Columbiana and Mr Z Strong will please forward them to Shelby Iron Works.” Fascinating and unique piece directly related to Southern slavery in the United States at the time of the Civil War, as the “enemy” named in the document must be the Union Army. Mississippi’s location along the lengthy Mississippi River made it strategically important to both the Union and the Confederacy, and dozens of battles were fought in the state as armies repeatedly clashed near key towns and transportation nodes. Although there were small pockets of citizens who remained sympathetic to the Union, the vast majority of white Mississippians embraced slavery and the Confederate cause, as evidenced in this remarkable piece. The state of Alabama was also central to the Civil War, as the secession convention was held in Montgomery, which served as the first capital of the Confederate States of America. Fine-VF condition with toning, some cover folds with slight damage, but in great condition for its age and provenance. Historic Civil War Slave letter. ����������������������������������������������������������� Est. $450-750 EPHEMERA - TELEGRAPH & COMMUNICATION Various 1154 1154Western UnionTelegraph Company, 1887 and 1888 Pair of Issued Business Message Frank. Western Union Issued Pass for Missouri Pacific Ry and Southern Central Railroad companies, 1887, brown, the 1888, blue, XF condition with a little wear. ABNC (2) ( John E. Herzog Collection) ������������������������������������������������� Est. $70-120 EPHEMERA - TRAVEL New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts 1155 1155 Vintage Special Train and Boat Flier Trio, ca. 1939-1940 New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Lot of 3 steamboat and railroad broadsides. 1939 Flier for Train-Steamer Pleasure Trips to the Atlantic Highlands via New York and Sandy Hook Steamer, 5 x 15.25 inches; 1940 Long Island Rail Road advertisement for trips to Montauk, Long Island, including summer hours, 6 x 16 inches; and a 1939 New Haven Rail Road flier for special train service for the Yale vs. Harvard football game, Saturday, November 25th, 6.5 x 18 inches. All are in Fine condition with some signs of wear. (3) ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $80-130