Archives International Auctions Auction 85 May 23, 2023

Introduction to the Sale Foreword On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions team, I would like to personally welcome you to our 85th auc- tion and our fourth auction of 2023. We are excited to offer 693 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese, & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, U.S. Colonial Fiscal Documents, Historic Ephemera, and Security Printing Ephemera. We are also offering rare and desirable numismatic pieces consigned from various estates and longtime collections, with many of them having never been offered previously at auction. The auction will be held over one day and include 300 lots of world banknotes including over 140 lots of Chinese banknotes and Scripophily; over 150 lots of World banknotes; 110 lots of U.S. banknotes; 68 lots of Historic Ephemera and Security Printing Ephemera; 11 lots of specimen, proof and used cigar labels; 12 lots of Checks & Drafts; and, 193 lots of U.S. and World Scripophily featuring railroads, mining, banking & finance, historic bonds & shares, and numerous other topics with many highlights too numerous to mention. There are many items included in this auction that have never been offered previously for sale, including a number of rare Chinese and world banknotes that have resided in long term collections or archives. We will be holding our 86th auction toward the end of June. We are now working on and actively seeking consignments for our Summer and Fall 2023 auctions to include U.S. and World Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily and Security Printing Ephemera as well as desirable numismatic & philatelic items. Please contact us to discuss how you may participate in our future auctions. The team at Archives International Auctions would like to thank you for your participation during these interesting times. We hope we are adding a little fun and enjoyment to your life and that you are doing well, staying healthy and staying safe. Best of luck Bob Schwartz