Archives International Auctions, USA-Fort Lee (NJ)

29. August 2017

Sale 44

Chinese, Middle Eastern and worldwide banknotes scripophily and coins

The August auction sale 44 of Archives International Auctions, consisting of 974 lots, will feature an extensive collection of Chinese banknote rarities including additional items from the Pogrebetsky Family Archives; Middle Eastern banknotes from Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and numerous other countries; an exciting assortment of U.S. Obsolete banknotes, 3 different uncut Confederate banknote sheets as well as hundreds of other desirable banknotes, coins, bonds and shares. 

The first session includes 623 lots of Chinese, Middle Eastern and Worldwide banknotes, coins, and Chinese Scripophily, beginning at 10:30 AM EST. The second session will include 350 lots of U.S. Banknotes, Scripophily, Security Printing Ephemera and historic that will begin no earlier than 4:00 PM local time after the first session has ended. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the company’s website.

“The worldwide banknote market has been exceptional this last year with dozens of price records being set every sale. We do our best to cater to every level of collector and dealer and look forward to another exciting auction that includes hundreds of worldwide banknotes, coins and scripophily,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions.


China. Ningpo Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd. 1920 Shanghai Issue.

China. Ningpo Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd. 1920 Shanghai Issue.

Highlights from Session 1, will begin with 223 lots of Chinese banknotes, coins and scripophily with highlights featuring an issued Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, $5 “Shanghai” Branch Issue rarity; a Russo-Asiatic Bank, “Kuld'sha, Chuguchak & Kashgar Branch” issued 1913-17, 1 Gold Fen Issue that is rarely seen at auction; an exceptional collection of 50+ early Communist China era private scrip notes from many issuers that have not been seen previously at auction and will be sure to attract attention from serious collectors; as well as dozens of other exciting and rare Chinese banknotes; Also included are over 50 lots of Chinese Scripophily, bonds and shares. 

Morocco, Banque d’Etat du Maroc, ND 5000 Francs (ca. 1938), Specimen Note.

Morocco, Banque d’Etat du Maroc, ND 5000 Francs (ca. 1938), Specimen Note.

Worldwide banknotes feature over 270 lots of rare and desirable notes from all over the globe featuring a collection of rare Middle Eastern issued and specimen notes highlighted by a Government of Iraq, 1935, ¼ Dinar issued King Ghazi banknote rarity as well as 14 other early Iraq issued and specimen notes ca.1935 to 1986 with the majority dating between 1942 and 1959; Morocco is also represented by an extensive group of mostly specimen banknotes that offers many highlights including 1938 Banque d’Etat du Maroc, 5000 Franc specimen and numerous other desirable issues;

Italy, silver 1 Scudo, 1739, Modena Francesco III d’Este.

Italy, silver 1 Scudo, 1739, Modena Francesco III d’Este.

Italy is represented by a comprehensive collection of early Italian States banknotes and coins put together over many years by a serious collector that would be difficult to assemble today. We are also presenting Part 2 of the Arthur C. Matz Collection of post 1960 modern banknotes with many rarities and complete date and signature varieties which would be nearly impossible to duplicate today. German South West Africa is represented by 4 scarce scrip notes from the Silicon Valley Collection.

Highlighting the worldwide banknote section is a historic and very possibly unique set of 4 different ca.1907-1908 Panama Banking Company Circulating Certificate of Deposit specimens found in a rare New York Bank Note Company sample book. Denominations include $10; $20; $50 and $100 denominations. The Panama Banking Company had branches in the cities of Panama and Colon at both entrances of the Panama Canal (Balboa and Cristobal, Canal Zone) to do a general banking business and were fully equipped for the transaction of all financial business in the Republic of Panama and the Canal Zone. This set preceded the listed Republic of Panama 1930-40 issued notes by 25 years.

Session 2 of the auction includes U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, and Security Printing Ephemera. Highlights include 3 different uncut Confederate banknote sheets of 8 notes, an 1861, $5 Sheet, T-36; a $20 Sheet, T-18 PF1; and an 1864, $10 Sheet, T-68; dozens of additional banknotes including Obsolete, Colonial, Small and Large Type Notes are included in the sale.

U.S. Morgan & Peace Silver Dollar Collection, Nearly Complete, 1878 to 1935.

U.S. Morgan & Peace Silver Dollar Collection, Nearly Complete, 1878 to 1935.

U. S. coins include a nearly complete set of 122 U.S. Silver Dollars, comprised of 98 Morgan dollars and 24 Peace dollars with highlights including an 1893-S dollar in Almost Good to Good condition; 1889-CC, F-VF; 1878-P, 7 TF, CU to Gem Unc. and numerous other coins; the sale ends with over 200 lots of rare and desirable scripophily. 

The auction will feature hundreds of additional rare and desirable banknotes, coins, and scripophily in every price range, for the beginner to the advanced collector. Previews will be held at Archives International Auctions offices Wednesday to Friday, August 23rd to 25th from 10 AM to 5 PM and by appointment. For an appointment call 201-944-4800 or email. 
The Online catalog for the August 29th sale is on Archives International Auctions’ website and can be viewed via the Archives International live bidding platform. It can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or downloadable .pdf on their website. To pre-register for live internet bidding, log on to the Archives International Auctions website.

Archives International Auctions is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions and is looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, autographs, and documents to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or e-mail them.

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auctions planned for the balance of 2017 and early 2018 go to the company’s website.

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