Archives International Auctions, USA-Fort Lee (NJ)

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14-06-2017 – 01-01-1970

Sale 42

Chinese banknote rarities at Archives International Auctions

The June auction, consisting of 1089 lots, will feature an extensive collection of Chinese banknote rarities including additional items from the Pogrebetsky Family Archives; an amazing discovery archive of Imperial Russian Specimen bonds, circa 1866 to 1927; an exciting assortment of U.S. Obsolete banknotes and Large Type Notes including a rare and high grade 1923 $10 Legal Tender “Poker Chip” note that is rarely seen this nice as well as hundreds of other desirable banknotes, coins, bonds and shares. 

Lot 42: Shanghai, China. Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 “Shanghai”. $10. Branch Issued Rarity. Estimate: 12,000-18,000 USD.

The first session includes 668 lots of Chinese and Worldwide banknotes and coins, beginning at 10:30 AM EST. The second session will include 270+ lots of U.S. Banknotes, Coins and Security Printing Ephemera and 138 lots of U.S. and Worldwide Scripophily and will begin no earlier than 4:30 PM local time after the first session has ended. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the firm’s website.

“We are privileged to be able to offer another outstanding assortment of U.S and worldwide banknotes, coins and scripophily including many rarities that are new to the collecting marketplace. Included in the auction is a discovery archive of 54 individual lots of Imperial Russian Specimen Bonds as well as hundreds of other worldwide banknotes and scripophily that will be sure to attract serious attention from both collectors and dealers alike,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions.

Lot 116: Shanghai, China, 1908, $10 Shanghai Currency. Sin Chun Bank of China, 1907-1908 Private Banknote. Estimate: 3,750-5,000 USD.

Highlights from Session 1, will begin with 172 lots of Chinese, Hong Kong and Japanese banknotes, coins and scripophily with highlights including a Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, $10 “Shanghai” Branch Issue rarity; a Russo-Asiatic Bank, 1910, $500 “Harbin Branch” Provisional Issue that is rarely seen at auction; 2 high grade Sin Chun Bank Private Banknotes, as well as dozens of other exciting and rare Chinese banknotes, bonds and shares. 

Lot 642: United Arab Emirates, rare specimen 1000 Dirhams. P-6s. Currency Board, ND (1973), Spectacular High Denomination Specimen. Estimate: 8,500-12,500 USD.

Worldwide banknotes feature an outstanding and very rare full Specimen set of six U.A.E., ND (1973) Specimen notes including the extremely rare 1000 Dirhams note; an extremely rare and attractive Russian Central Union of Consumers Society, 1920, 500 Rubles banknote, one of 2 issued examples found in the Pogrebetsky Family Archives with no others ever reported previously; a discovery Colombia approval specimen set of 3 notes from Medellin from the issuer Senores Fernando Restrepo & Hijos that is offered for the first time in auction; a Brazilian, 1773 Royal Diamond Administration note, payable in gold, from an old time collection recently offered in an estate sale; also included is a significant selection of Russian and related area banknotes from the Pogrebetsky collection as well as dozens of other exciting items from around the world. 

Lot 832: Washington, D.C. U.S. Legal Tender. $10, 1923, Fr.123, “Poker Chip” High Grade Rarity. Estimate: 17,500-22,500 USD.

The U.S. banknote section will feature over 200 lots consisting of U.S. Colonial, Confederate, Obsolete, Small and Large type, fractional and depression scrip. Highlights include the Hollidaysburg collection of 37 lots of rare 1840 to 1860’s obsolete scrip notes; Large type notes are highlighted by a 1923, $10, Fr.#123 “Poker Chip” note and a 1902, $5, Ely, Nevada Territorial National Banknote rarity is offered.

Coins are represented by an early 1500’s to 1600’s English coin assortment and desirable U.S. coins from ½ cents to Silver dollars. The sale offers Security Printing Ephemera including early ca.1820-40’s copper printing plates from early Security Printers, two different and rare Advertising broadsides from Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Co., ca. 1820-30’s and by International Bank Note Company, ca.1883-1890’s, as well as numerous rare items that seldom come up for auction. The auction ends with an exciting assortment of U.S. & World 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 Monday to Wednesday, June 12th to 14th from 10 AM to 5 PM and by appointment. For an appointment call 201-944-4800 or email. 
The online catalogs for the April 11th sales are 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.

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 April 11th, 2017, log on to