Archives International Auctions Auction 71 November 23, 2021 U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Security Printing Ephemera, and Historic Financial Ephemera

Archives International Auctions - Sale 71 108 November 23, 2021 Archives International Auctions SCRIPOPHILY - GUNS, GUN POWDER & EXPLOSIVES Delaware 530 530 E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co. 1921 Specimen Bond Delaware, 1921. $5000 Specimen 7.5% Registered Gold Bond, Black text with yellow border and underprint, Man leaning against stone building at top center. Red specimen overprints, 00000 serial numbers, POCs. VF condition, ABNC. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., commonly known as DuPont, is an American company formed by the merger of Dow Chemical and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company on August 31, 2017, and the subsequent spinoffs of Dow Inc. and Corteva. Prior to the spinoffs it was the world’s largest chemical company in terms of sales. Rare bond with only 3 found in the AB Archives in 2002 of this denomination. ������������������������������������������������������������������ Est. $350-500 531 531 Hercules Inc 1972, Unique Production Mock-up Proof by design department. Delaware, 1972, 100 Shares, Proof mockup pasted on thin card with plastic cover with markings on the outer cover, Elements of design and text pasted onto the card. Black on yellow border and underprint, Hercules holding club at top left, Unique in archives. SCBNC. 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. An earlier Hercules Powder Company was formed in 1882 by DuPont and Laflin & Rand Powder Company. This company was dissolved on June 30, 1904. Hercules was one of the major producers of smokeless powder for warfare in the United States during the 20th century. At the time of its spin-off, the DuPont Corp. retained the processes and patents for the production of “single-base” nitrocellulose gunpowders, whereas Hercules was given the patents and processes for the production of “double-base” gunpowders that combined nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. ������������������������������ Est. $200-350 SCRIPOPHILY - GUNS, GUNPOWDER & AMMUNITION Connecticut 532 532 Sharps Rifle Co. 1875 I/U Stock Certificate Rarity Bridgeport, Connecticut..... December 11, 1875. 5 Shares I/U Capital Stock Certificate, S/N 35 Black printing with black ornate border, Civil War soldier with flag at top right and Men hunting birds with dog holding bird in its mouth at bottom left. VF condition, Lawrence & Allen. Sharps rifles are a series of large-bore, single-shot, falling-block, breech-loading rifles, beginning with a design by Christian Sharps in 1848, and ceasing production in 1881. They were renowned for long-range accuracy. By 1874 the rifle was available in a variety of calibers, and it was one of the few designs successfully to be adapted to metallic cartridge use. The Sharps rifles became icons of the American Old West due to their appearances in many Western-genre films and books. The Sharps Rifle was produced by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut. It was used in the Civil War by multiple Union units, most famously by the U.S. Army marksmen known popularly as “Berdan’s Sharpshooters” in honor of their leader Hiram Berdan. The Sharps made a superior sniper weapon of greater accuracy than the more commonly issued muzzle-loading rifled muskets. ������������������������������������������������� Est. $300-600 Delaware 533 533 Remington Arms Co., Inc., 1922 Specimen Bond Delaware. $500 Specimen 6% Series A, 1st Mortgage Sinking Fund Gold Coupon Bond, Black print on orange border and under tint, Reclining allegorical woman with lion at top, Specimen overprints and POC’s, Fine-VF condition, ABNC. ������������������������������������������������ Est. $350-500