AIA XVII Auction March 11, 2014

Auction Details

On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions team, I would like to personally welcome you to our seventeenth exciting auction we have held over the last seven years. We are offering over 1000 lots of U.S. and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Security Printing Ephemera at our offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey. We are privileged to have more exciting selections from the “Hamtramck Collection” put together by a career military officer over a 50 year period beginning in the 1940’s and continuing to the early 1990’s that includes an amazing selection of Worldwide banknotes with many having been off the market or offered for the first time since purchased 30 to 50 years ago. Additionally, we will be offering an impressive Modern Africa collection, “The Scarsdale Collection” with many difficult to find post-1960 issues in high grades from a vast range of countries on the continent. Due to the amount of material, we are splitting it into two sections with the first part offered in this auction.
We will be offering 600 lots of Worldwide banknotes including an amazing Banque de France 1917 Essay Progress proof by ABNC that may very well be unique. There will be 30 lots of China including three 1850’s Ching Dynasty notes as well as many other issued and specimen rarities. This will be a warm-up for our April 12th, 2014 Second Hong Kong Auction that we are very excited about. Additionally, we are offering 3 different Ecuador rarities, all extremely rare and never offered at auction previously. We are also proud to offer the first section of the Scarsdale Collection of modern African banknotes put together by an astute collector who spent a significant amount of time searching out rare varieties including signature combinations.
One of the highlights of the U.S. banknote section is an Essay Proof of a first series National Banknote that was previously unlisted, The sale will also include a nice colonial assortment as well as U.S. Obsoletes and large and small type notes.
We also are offering a large and exciting selection of U.S. & worldwide scripophily including railroads, mining and miscellaneous certificates highlighted by an issued Palestine Foundation Fund - Keren Hayesod Sacrifice Bond from 1922, previously only known through specimen examples and possibly the only issued one available.
We are looking forward to another exciting auction and hope you enjoy our current offerings. Our next live auction is scheduled for April 12th, 2014 in Hong Kong held in association with Dynasty Philatelic Auctions. We are also planning for our late May 2014 auction to be held at our offices in New Jersey and we are still seeking suitable consignments, so please feel free to contact us to discuss your participation in our auctions.
Banco Central De Venezuela Production Tyvek Proof.351Banco Central De Venezuela Production Tyvek Proof.
Venezuela. 1980-82. P-57 Tyvek Unlisted. 10 Bolivares Tyvek color separation, under tint, progress proof. Proof of intricate cycloid designs used as t
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (400.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 472.00
Banco Central De Venezuela, 1991 Issue Specimen ÒCorrect & ErrorÓ Pair.352Banco Central De Venezuela, 1991 Issue Specimen ÒCorrect & ErrorÓ Pair.
Lot of 2 notes, 1000 Bolivares, P-73s1 and P-73s2, the error note has a dot instead of an accent on face and back. Both with red specimen overprints,
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (150.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 177.00
Territory of Western Samoa. 10 Shillings, 1957.353Territory of Western Samoa. 10 Shillings, 1957.
Western Samoa. Pick #7b. Palm trees along beach scene at top center. PMG graded Choice Fine 15 NET with note of missing corner tip.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (220.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 259.60
Kingdom of Serbes Croats and Slovens. 1 Dinar (2), 5 Dinara. Group of 3 notes354Kingdom of Serbes Croats and Slovens. 1 Dinar (2), 5 Dinara. Group of 3 notes
Yugoslavia. Pick #12 (2); 16 with overprint. Paper loss on one. Very Good.
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
Kingdom of Yugoslavia - National Bank, 1946 issue.355Kingdom of Yugoslavia - National Bank, 1946 issue.
500 Dinara, P-66b, Horizontal Security Thread, Choice to Gem Uncirculated with sharp corners, bright colors and large even margins.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (85.00 + 15.30) x 1 = 100.30
Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1935 Issue.356Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1935 Issue.
Yugoslavia, 1000 Dinara, P-33, issued banknote, Choice AU to Uncirculated with the top excess margin slightly mishandled, scarce large size note.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (725.00 + 130.50) x 1 = 855.50
Germany, 1913 Prussia Copper Pattern, 3 Mark, Schaaf-113/G1.357Germany, 1913 Prussia Copper Pattern, 3 Mark, Schaaf-113/G1.
Prussia. Germany, NGC graded MS 66 RB, Portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II on face, attractive eagle with Prussia arms on back.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
Germany, 1913 Prussia Copper Pattern, 5 Mark, Schaaf-114/G2.358Germany, 1913 Prussia Copper Pattern, 5 Mark, Schaaf-114/G2.
Prussia. Germany, NGC graded Pf 65 RB, Portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II on face, attractive eagle with Prussia arms on back.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (180.00 + 32.40) x 1 = 212.40
Algeria. Banque Centrale de Algerie. 5 Dinars.359Algeria. Banque Centrale de Algerie. 5 Dinars.
Pick #122a. Vulture at left, sheep herder on back. Nice Choice XF to Almost Uncirculated.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (70.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 82.60
Bank of Algeria, 1903-12 Issue; 1959 Issue; Banque d' Algerie, 1964 Issue360Bank of Algeria, 1903-12 Issue; 1959 Issue; Banque d' Algerie, 1964 Issue
Lot of 4 issued notes, French Administration: Bank of Algeria W/o Branch 1913-26 Issue, P-77b, 5 Francs, Choice About Uncirculated; Banque de l'Algeri
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
Banque Centrale d'Algerie, 1964 Issue Banknote.361Banque Centrale d'Algerie, 1964 Issue Banknote.
Algeria, 50 Dinars, P-124a, PMG graded Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ, Appears virtually CU. Scarce this nice.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
Banque de l'Algerie. 1914 Issue, 5 Francs.362Banque de l'Algerie. 1914 Issue, 5 Francs.
Algeria. Pick #71a. Mercury at left and Peasant at right. PMG graded Choice Very Fine 35 NET with note of very light paper tears at top and bottom edg
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (250.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 295.00
Banque de l'Algerie. 1940 Issue, 50 Francs.363Banque de l'Algerie. 1940 Issue, 50 Francs.
Algeria. Pick #84. Pastoral scene. AU. Old center fold keep this from a better grade.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
Angola. Republica Portuguesa. 1, 2-1/2 Angolares. Pick #64, 65.364Angola. Republica Portuguesa. 1, 2-1/2 Angolares. Pick #64, 65.
Nice vignettes of Waterbuck and Rhinoceros at center back. Good Very Good or a bit better. 2 notes
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (60.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 70.80
Banco De Angola, ND (1973 Issue), 500 Escudos Uncut Specimen Sheet of 45 Notes.365Banco De Angola, ND (1973 Issue), 500 Escudos Uncut Specimen Sheet of 45 Notes.
Angola. 500 Escudos, P-107 Unlisted Specimen sheet of 45 notes, all with POC, Luiz de Camoes at right, no signatures or dates, Condition varies betwee
Start Price : 1,100.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,000.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,180.00
Banco de Angola. 1000 Escudos. 1956. Specimen.366Banco de Angola. 1000 Escudos. 1956. Specimen.
Angola. Pick #91 for type, Unlisted Specimen. Dam at center. DeLaRue ovals in corners, number in lower left. Punch hole canceled signatures. Back righ
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (350.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 413.00
Banco de Angola. 20 Angolares. 1951 Serial Number "1".367Banco de Angola. 20 Angolares. 1951 Serial Number "1".
Angola. Pick #83. #1 serial number for the series. Correia portrait at right. Re-conquest of Luanda inn 1648 on back. Bold colors. PMG graded Gem Unci
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (950.00 + 171.00) x 1 = 1,121.00
Banque Du Congo Belge, ND 1941 Issue, Back Proof Vignette used on 500 Francs ABN Issue.368Banque Du Congo Belge, ND 1941 Issue, Back Proof Vignette used on 500 Francs ABN Issue.
Belgian Congo, 500 Francs, P-18 or 18A, Large die proof of elephants bathing used on back of this rare note. Printed on india paper on large card in d
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (375.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 442.50
Banque du Congo Belge.369Banque du Congo Belge.
Belgian Congo. Includes Pick # 13Ad, 14E, 15H, 16f. 5, 10, 20, 50 Francs. Group of 4 notes Generally Very Good.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Belgian Congo. Banque Central. 20 Francs. 1957. Pick #31.370Belgian Congo. Banque Central. 20 Francs. 1957. Pick #31.
Bold green and multicolor design. Nicely centered. Uncirculated.
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (120.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 141.60
Banque Congo Belge, Group of 2 notes371Banque Congo Belge, Group of 2 notes
Belgium Congo. Pick 3B, last date of the variety; 33b. Both Good or a bit better.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Belgium Congo. 1000 Francs, 1962; 10 Francs 1955. Group of 2 notes372Belgium Congo. 1000 Francs, 1962; 10 Francs 1955. Group of 2 notes
Pick #30a and. Nice EF or better.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (230.00 + 41.40) x 1 = 271.40
Belgium Congo. Banque du Congo Belge. 1 Franc. Pick #3B.373Belgium Congo. Banque du Congo Belge. 1 Franc. Pick #3B.
A nice example from 15.1.1920, issued at Matadi. Very Good.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold for (85.00 + 15.30) x 1 = 100.30
Bank of Biafra. 10 Pounds. Pick #7a.374Bank of Biafra. 10 Pounds. Pick #7a.
Biafra. XF-AU, perhaps a bit better. A bit of dirt and light circulation keep this from a nicer grade.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
Bank of Bostwana, ND 1982-83 Issue Specimen Pair.375Bank of Bostwana, ND 1982-83 Issue Specimen Pair.
Lot of 2 notes, Includes the following notes, 5 Pula, P-8 and 10 Pula, P-9 both Unlisted specimen varieties, both with large Specimen overprints, S/N
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (90.00 + 16.20) x 1 = 106.20
Bank of Bostwana, ND 1982-83 Issue Specimen Quartet.376Bank of Bostwana, ND 1982-83 Issue Specimen Quartet.
Lot of 4 notes, Includes two examples of the following notes, 5 Pula, P-8 and 10 Pula, P-9 both Unlisted specimen varieties, both with large Specimen
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (120.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 141.60
Bank of Botswana, 1992 to 1995 Specimen Banknote Trio.377Bank of Botswana, 1992 to 1995 Specimen Banknote Trio.
Lot of 3 Specimen notes, 5 Pula, P-11s, Prefix C/18; 10 Pula, P-12s, Prefix D/45 and 20 Pula, P-13s, Prefix e/21. All are in Gem Uncirculated conditio
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (180.00 + 32.40) x 1 = 212.40
West African Currency Board, 1953 High Grade Banknote.378West African Currency Board, 1953 High Grade Banknote.
BWA. 1953, 20 Shillings, P-10a, Wmk: elephant's head, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, amazing note rarely found this nice. W&S.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (650.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 767.00
Banque De La Republique Du Burundi, 1968 to 2010 Issues.379Banque De La Republique Du Burundi, 1968 to 2010 Issues.
Burundi, Lot of 38 notes, Includes 1968-75 issues, P-20a, 20b, 21b, 22a, 23b; 1975-78 Issues 27a, 27b, 28a, 28c, 29b (2), P-29c (2), 30b, 30c, 31d and
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (500.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 590.00
Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 500 Francs. 1979.380Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 500 Francs. 1979.
Burundi. Pick #34a. First date of the type. Well centered. Uncirculated.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (200.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 236.00
Banque Du Royaume Du Burundi381Banque Du Royaume Du Burundi
1964 Issue. Unique Face and Back Essay Models used in the design for the 1964, 500 Francs, P-13 Unlisted. Face and back are mounted on cards and have
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (450.00 + 81.00) x 1 = 531.00
Banque Du Royaume Du Burundi, 1964-65 Issue.382Banque Du Royaume Du Burundi, 1964-65 Issue.
Burundi, 20 Francs, P-10, Issued banknote, PMG graded Choice About Uncirculated 58.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (200.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 236.00
Burundi. 10 Francs. 1964 overprint. Pick #2.383Burundi. 10 Francs. 1964 overprint. Pick #2.
Some soiling from an old center fold. Scarce first issue. Choice VF-XF.
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
Burundi. Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 100 Francs. 1968.384Burundi. Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 100 Francs. 1968.
Pick #23a. First date of the type. Prince Rwagasore at right. Bold colors, bright paper. AU with one light vertical fold keeping this note from Choice
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (65.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 76.70
Burundi. Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 50 Francs. Overprint issue.385Burundi. Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 50 Francs. Overprint issue.
Pick #16b. Last overprint date. Nice AU with a very light vertical fold in the middle keeping this note from CU. The very slightest of ink set-off on
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (200.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 236.00
Burundi. Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 5000 Francs. 1995.386Burundi. Banque de la Republique du Burundi. 5000 Francs. 1995.
Pick #32d. Last date of the type. Bold colors, well centered. Nice Uncirculated to CU.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (150.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 177.00
Burundi. Banque du Royaume du Burundi. 10 Francs. 1964.387Burundi. Banque du Royaume du Burundi. 10 Francs. 1964.
Pick #9. First date of the type. Nice color, well centered. CU to Gem Unc.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 141.60
Burundi. Banque du Royaume du Burundi. 100 Francs. 1964.388Burundi. Banque du Royaume du Burundi. 100 Francs. 1964.
Pick #12a. First date of the type. Prince Rwagasore at center. XF and possibly lightly pressed.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (95.00 + 17.10) x 1 = 112.10
Banque Centrale, ND (1962) Issue.389Banque Centrale, ND (1962) Issue.
Cameroun, 500 Francs, P-11, Issued banknote. PMG graded About Uncirculated 50.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (550.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 649.00
Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Lot of 4 Issued Notes390Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Lot of 4 Issued Notes
Cameroun. Lot of 4 UNC notes, includes 500 Francs, P-15b; 500 Francs, P-15d; 1000 Francs, P-26a; and 500 Francs, P-24b. Attractive 1980s high grade no
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Banco De Cabo Verde, 1977 and 1999-2000 Issues.391Banco De Cabo Verde, 1977 and 1999-2000 Issues.
Cape Verde, Lot of 18 Issued and Specimen notes. Includes Specimen issues, 1989, 100 Esc., 200 Esc., 1000 Esc., P-57s, 58s and 60s; 1992 Specimen, 100
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (400.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 472.00
Banco de Cabo Verde. 1977 Specimen Issues, 100, 500, 1000 Escudos. All Specimens. Pick #54s, 55s, 56392Banco de Cabo Verde. 1977 Specimen Issues, 100, 500, 1000 Escudos. All Specimens. Pick #54s, 55s, 56
Cape Verde. Bold designs with Cabral at right. Nice evenly matched Uncirculated. Punch hold canceled signatures, register numbers in lower left border
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold for (200.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 236.00
Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Trio of Issued Notes393Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Trio of Issued Notes
Central African Republic. Lot of 3 UNC notes dated 1980-85, includes 500 Francs, P-9; 500 Francs, P-14a; and 1000 Francs, P-15.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Republique Centrafricaine, 1980 Issue.394Republique Centrafricaine, 1980 Issue.
Central African Republic, 5000 Francs, P-11, Issued, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,534.00
Republique Centrafricaine, ND (1974) Issue.395Republique Centrafricaine, ND (1974) Issue.
Central African Republic, 1000 Francs, P-2, Issued, PMG graded About Uncirculated 55 EPQ.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (425.00 + 76.50) x 1 = 501.50
Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Various Dates and States.396Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Various Dates and States.
West African States. Lot of 28 notes. Includes Congo Issues, Cameroun Issues and many others; "C" Congo Issues, P-101Cg, 102Cg, 103Ch, 105...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (375.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 442.50
Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Pair of Issued Notes397Banque Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale, Pair of Issued Notes
Chad. Pair of UNC notes, includes 500 Francs, 1984, P-6; and 1000 Francs, 1980, P-7.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (140.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 165.20
Chad. Republique du Tchad. 5000 Francs.398Chad. Republique du Tchad. 5000 Francs.
Signature 6. Pick #5a. Choice EF-AU, an ink notation at center on face keep this from Uncirculated.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (300.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 354.00
Requblique du Tchad. Ca.1974-81 Issues, 500, 10000 Francs.399Requblique du Tchad. Ca.1974-81 Issues, 500, 10000 Francs.
Chad. Pick 2a; 12b. Bold colors. Both Uncirculated to CU.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold for (270.00 + 48.60) x 1 = 318.60
Banque Centrale. 2500 Francs. Pick #13.400Banque Centrale. 2500 Francs. Pick #13.
Comoros. Bold 1997 ND design. Uncirculated.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (150.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 177.00