American, Chinese and global rarities offered at Archives International Auction May 4, 2022

China. Sin Chun Bank of China, 1908 Private banknote. Shanghai, China, 1908, $10 Shanghai Currency, P- Unlisted, (S/M#186-3ar), remaining banknote. Face has black print over light peach and lime green underprint, bank building on left, official looking m

Montreal Canada.  27 June 1846, I/C First of Exchange for £3-4/- and 3 Pence, issued to (CJRolp?) Esquire, and payable by James Stephen Esquire, Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office, London.  Ornate pattern to the left of the stump with the number

Montreal, 1847 First issue of exchange signed by General Charles Murray Cathcart, Governor General. Montreal Canada. 27 June 1846, I/C First of Exchange for £3-4/- and 3 Pence, issued to (CJRolp?) Esquire, and payable by James Stephen Esquire, Unde

New York, 1934. Specimen $1,000 4.5% Serial Income Coupon Bond, black text with blue border and underprint, Hayden Planetarium shown top center.  POC everywhere, condition VF, HBN.  The original Hayden Planetarium was founded in 1933 with a donation

American Museum of Natural History Planetarium Authority, 1934 Specimen Bond Rarity

On May 4, 2022, Auction 76, by Archives International Auctions, will feature 672 lots of rare and desirable U.S., Chinese, and World banknotes and Scripophily

We are delighted to offer another exceptional assortment of Chinese, American and World banknotes and scripophilia.

— Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions LLC.

RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY, USA, May 2, 2022 / — Auction 76 on May 4, 2022, by Archives International Auctions, will feature 672 lots of rare and desirable US, Chinese and world banknotes, Scripophily , historical financial ephemera and security printing ephemera. The auction is highlighted by 139 lots of Chinese banknotes, the majority of the banknotes coming from an older collection that has not previously been offered at auction. Also included are over 300 banknotes from around the world with many rarities present; 51 lots of Colonial U.S. banknotes and tax documents, obsolete U.S. banknotes, depression certificates, Confederate tax documents, and related items; 42 bundles of historical ephemera and security printing ephemera with additional bundles of drafts and check exchanges; 10 lots of world stamps and postal history; and, ending with 108 lots of Scripophily US and World.

The auction begins with 460 lots from around the world highlighted by 2 high quality sequential examples of Ch’ing Dynasty, 1858, 2000 Cash notes which are both rated Choice Uncirculated 63; a 1949 People’s Republic of China, 100 Yuan, rare variety P-832b; the Bank of Taiwan, 1946, 100 Yuan, P-1940 graded Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ and the highest grade for this note; 3 different specimens and proofs, rarities from the International Banking Corporation dating from 1905 to 1918; an exceptional 1908 Sin Chun Bank of China private banknote rarity rated PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ; and dozens of other Chinese banknote rarities. Other highlights of world banknotes include an 1847, Montreal, first exchange signed by General CM Cathcart, Governor General of the Province of Canada; a Democratic Republic of Congo, 1963, 5000 Francs Specimen; Greece is highlighted by 12 exciting and desirable bundles including 7 rare Bank of Greece banknotes including the highest rated Bank of Greece, 1941, 50 Drachmai, P-168, Graded superb Gem Unc. 67 EPQ; the best rated New Caledonia, Banque de L’Indochine, 1963, example of 1000 Francs classified as Choice Uncirculated 64 is offered; and many rare and desirable banknotes that are too numerous to mention.

Lots of American Colonial Bank Notes and Tax Paper follow World Bank Notes and are highlighted by a dated 1793, John Warder & Co., First of Exchange, which was issued in New York and sent to London . Warder & Co, went bankrupt in 1793 or 1794, and the company was instrumental in the bankruptcy of Robert Morris, signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of our Founding Fathers; an approx. 1790’s, Washington City, Canal Lottery Ticket in VF is offered; and a wide variety of obsolete US banknotes are included in the auction.

US and World Historic Ephemera and Autographs include a signed photograph of William Randolph Hearst at his 80th birthday party as well as additional photographs of him and his family; To Thomas Watson, who founded IBM, 1940 Autographed letter on the 1939 New York World’s Fair; Also included is an 1868 handwritten letter from Francis E. Spinner about a widowed mother of a Civil War soldier; a document signed JP Morgan from 1888; an English parchment receipt from 1617; and other historical and interesting ephemera. Security Printing Ephemera includes 4 different colorful and attractive advertising notes circa 1910-20 from Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. and E. Desfosses, of France. Additional items include a National Bank Note Co. advertising coupon sheet; a sheet of 50 American Bank Note Company, 1862, Essay Revenue Proof Stamps printed on bond paper; and many additional items rarely seen at auction. Also included are 10 sets of US Revenue and State Revenue stamps; Receipts printed checks and additional esoteric and rare items. The auction closes with 108 lots of US and global bonds and stocks, including banking, railroads, mining and other topics.

Previews will be limited and by appointment only and we will observe strict safety measures including wearing masks and observing social distancing to protect our team as well as our guests. We will do our best to accommodate anyone requiring additional information and photographs. For questions, please call 201-944-4800 or email [email protected]

The online catalog for the Wednesday, May 4, 2022 auction is on the Archives International Auctions website and can be viewed through the Archives International live auction platform. It can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or sale 76.pdf downloadable from their website. To pre-register for the Live Internet Auction, log on to the Archives International Auctions website at

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