Archives International Auctions Auction 89 November 21, 2023

Introduction to the Sale Foreword On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions team, I would like to personally welcome you to our 89th auction and our ninth auction of 2023. We are proud to offer the Huntsville Collection of 75 lots of rarely seen, and desirable Arkansas, and Missouri Civil War Obsolete scrip notes, Arkansas Civil War Treasury Warrants, and a group of historic, 1850-60s, Cherokee Nation, and Indian Territory scrip notes, in one of the largest offerings of these rarities to ever appear in a single auction. The Huntsville Collection was put together over many decades by a passionate collector who acquired dozens of rare notes, decades before the internet was available to help in the search for and acquisition of these elusive rarities. The Huntsville Collection represents a major collecting achievement and deserves recognition for the extensive variety of rarely seen banknotes from this era, with a considerable number of them making their first appearance at auction or to the collecting community. Some of the many highlights include 24 different Arkansas Scrip notes from 14 different issuers with 17 of the notes being unlisted in Rothert. There are 5 Cherokee Nation or Indian Territory notes including 4 historic 1862, Cherokee Nation scrip notes, with 3 examples being from Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma), and one from Fort Gibson, CN. Also, an unknown issuer, Wilson’s Salt Works, Illinois River, Indian Territory completes the group and deserves further research but may possibly be another Cherokee Nation or related Native American tribe issuer. We will be holding our 90th auction toward the end of December to mid-January 2024. We are now working on and actively seeking consignments for our Winter and Spring 2024 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