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

Archives International Auctions - Sale 65 96 March 26,2021 Archives International Auctions 633 633 U.S. Military Payment Certificate, Series 541, ND (1958) Issued Banknote United States….. Military Payment Certificate, ND (1958), Series 541, $5, First Printing, P-M41, S-856-1, Issued note, red and green on front, Portrait of woman at left, S/N F04055010F pp 7. PMG graded Very Fine 30 with note of Annotation Lightened. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Est. $600-1000 U.S. M.P.C. - PRIVATE MILITARY CURRENCY U.S. and Viet Nam 634 634 Turnkey Commissary Receipt, 1967 M.P.C. Vietnam Era Specimen Scrip Note Used as Model with Correspondence. Viet-Nam, 1966-67 (Overprinted “Not Valid After August 30, 1967), $10, Series F, P-Unlisted, Specimen Scrip Note, Face has green border and underprint with vignette of Helmeted woman on left (Minerva) and denomination and text on right, back is green cycloid design. Red specimen overprint and POC on bottom. Uncirculated condition with 6 small staple holes on top and left margins and archival pen drawing circling the different die areas of the note. Also includes the order form that the note was stapled to and 2 proof border impressions used on the note with die #E-40-7932-A on the bottom. Viet Nam - MPC related issue from 1966-67. Note states “Solely Redeemable by Turnkey Contract Employees and Air Force Personnel at Turnkey Commissary Facilities for Face Amount. Presentation by others will not be honored. Not Valid After August 30, 1967.” The Air Force, in February 1966, requested authority from the Secretary of Defense to make a separate contract with a U.S. firm for construction of an air base. Air Force officers detailed the scope of work but did not identify the site at meetings with potential contractors. The agreement they proposed to use was a “turnkey” contract whereby the contractor assumed responsibility for shipping and logistic requirements as well as for design and construction. On April 21st, after being directed to reconsider the situation by the joint Chiefs, General Westmoreland concluded that an additional airfield could be used. The preferred site was at Hue, but because this site was unavailable he recommended to Admiral Sharp that work start at Tuy Hoa. This scrip note was for use by the Turnkey contractors at the Tuy Hoa air field in Vietnam. Security-Columbian BNC. This is the only specimen available from this series out of 3 found 8 years ago. (3 Pieces) �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $750-1500 U.S. TRAVELER’S CHECKS New York 635 635 American Express Co. Travelers Checks, ca. 1960s Proof Intaglio Design Elements & Check New York, Lot of 3 Manila envelopes, 12 x 6 inches with mounted proof vignettes with 23 design elements total, all are intaglio printed in either green or black on india paper. Highlights include allegorical depictions of a helmeted Roman soldier in a variety of formats and famous from use in AmEx designs and logos; Denominations in dollars and pounds; and Proof bankers’ cheque for travelers. Edits and notes made throughout. VF to Uncirculated, 3 envelopes with a total of 23 proof vignettes. Unique production files proofs. ABNC. ����������������������������� Est. $250-375 Various 636 636 American Express Co. Specimen Facsimile Travelers Cheque Page & Cheque Pair, ca. 1919-1946 Ca. 1919-1946. Lot includes 3 pieces: A page from a 1946 American Express Travelers Cheque document, highlighting the special characteristics of travelers cheques, with denominations and watermarks, double- sided; Facsimile of an American Express Cheque 1919 Series E, Black text with blue background and typed conditions; Facsimile American Express Limited Cheque 1920 Series B, Black text with blue background. All have Facsimile overprints in red. Fine- VF condition. The American Express Company is a multinational financial services corporation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $80-140