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.
Banca Nazionale D'Albania, ND (1926) Issue Specimen.1Banca Nazionale D'Albania, ND (1926) Issue Specimen.
Albania, 100 Franka Ari, P-4s, Specimen banknote, S/N 00000, Lilac on m/c with portrait of King A. Zogu on right and bridge in center, PMG graded Choi
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (650.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 767.00
Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. 4 Pesos. 1883. Proof Face.2Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. 4 Pesos. 1883. Proof Face.
Argentina. Pick #S537p. ABNC. Alberti at left, Castelli at right, cow at center. Bold back print with crayon pencil date notation in very wide margin.
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Banco Oxandaburu y Garvino. Remainders. Group of 3.3Banco Oxandaburu y Garvino. Remainders. Group of 3.
Argentina. Pick #S1782r, S1783r, S1784r. Nice ABNC printings, bold color. EF or better.
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
La Administracion De La Colonia Ocampo, 1888 Specimen Banknote.4La Administracion De La Colonia Ocampo, 1888 Specimen Banknote.
Villa Campo, Argentina, 1st January, 1888, 1 Peso, Ser.A, Pick unlisted, (PMG listed the note as P-UNL1as), Specimen banknote, black on green and rose
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (750.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 885.00
La Administracion De La Colonia Ocampo, 1888 Specimen Banknote.5La Administracion De La Colonia Ocampo, 1888 Specimen Banknote.
Villa Campo, Argentina, 1st January, 1888, 50 centavos, Ser.A, Pick Unlisted, (PMG listed the note as P-UNL50as), Specimen banknote, black on violet
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (725.00 + 130.50) x 1 = 855.50
Republica Argentina La Nacion 1895 Proof Banknote Trio.6Republica Argentina La Nacion 1895 Proof Banknote Trio.
Argentina, lot of 3 notes, all are 1895 issue proof Face and Backs printed on off-white thin cards cut down to banknote size, Includes 1 Peso, P-218 U
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (600.00 + 108.00) x 1 = 708.00
Commonwealth Bank of Australia. ND (1942) Issued Banknote.7Commonwealth Bank of Australia. ND (1942) Issued Banknote.
Australia. (1942). 1 Pound. P-26b R30a-b, with black signatures H. T. Armitage and S. G. McFarlane. PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ with claims
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold for (400.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 472.00
Commonwealth of Australia, ND (1966) Replacement / STAR*.8Commonwealth of Australia, ND (1966) Replacement / STAR*.
Australia, ND (1966), $2, P-38ar R81S, Issued banknote, S/N ZFE 43710*, Signatures Coombs - Wilson, PMG graded Very Fine 25, Attractive note for gra
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (650.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 767.00
Commonwealth of Australia, Reserve Bank 1960-61 ND Issue.9Commonwealth of Australia, Reserve Bank 1960-61 ND Issue.
Australia, ND 1961-65, 1 Pound, P-34a, Issued Banknote, Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at right, Black on green underprint, S/N HJ/65 830075, Signatur
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (180.00 + 32.40) x 1 = 212.40
Bahamas Government, Commonwealth, 1965 Currency Note Act Banknote Trio.10Bahamas Government, Commonwealth, 1965 Currency Note Act Banknote Trio.
Lot of 3 notes, All are 1965 Issues with only two signatures. Includes 50 cents, P-17a with low S/N A 000405 in Choice AU; $5, P-18a in Choice + to G
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
Elizabeth II. 10 Shillings (2) 4 Shillings (2).11Elizabeth II. 10 Shillings (2) 4 Shillings (2).
Bahamas. 4 Shillings, Pick #13b, 13c; 10 Shillings, Pick #14b, 14d. TDLR. Generally Very Good, one 4 shilling note with soiling and ink notations at c
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (95.00 + 17.10) x 1 = 112.10
Armee Belge. 1.8.1946 1 Franc.12Armee Belge. 1.8.1946 1 Franc.
Belgium. Pick #M1a. Good.
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (30.00 + 5.40) x 1 = 35.40
Banque Nationale De Belgique,  100 Francs. 4.11.1944.13Banque Nationale De Belgique, 100 Francs. 4.11.1944.
Belgium. Pick #113. Last date of the type. Nice Very Good or better.
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Banque Nationale de Belgique. 20 Francs. Group of 3 notes14Banque Nationale de Belgique. 20 Francs. Group of 3 notes
Belgium. Pick #67. Bold bi-color issue. Good with paper breaks at the folds; others Very Good or better.
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Banque Nationale de Belgique. 5 Francs, 1919. Pick #74b.15Banque Nationale de Belgique. 5 Francs, 1919. Pick #74b.
Belgium. A very nice post war example. Bold Fine or better.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 17.10) x 1 = 112.10
Banque Nationale de Belgique. 5 Francs. 1919.16Banque Nationale de Belgique. 5 Francs. 1919.
Belgium. Pick #74b. Bold brown and orange color. Choice VF-XF
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (140.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 165.20
Banque Nationale de Belgique. 5 Francs. Pick #75a (1) and 75b (2). Group of 3 notes17Banque Nationale de Belgique. 5 Francs. Pick #75a (1) and 75b (2). Group of 3 notes
Belgium. Includes the scarcer 1914 (a) variety, but with paper loss. Also the last date for the (b) variety. Fair, and Good to Very Good. Group of 3 n
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (40.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 47.20
Banque Nationale de Belgique.100, 500 Francs. Group of 2 notes18Banque Nationale de Belgique.100, 500 Francs. Group of 2 notes
Belgium. Kingdom in exile. WWII issue. Pick #123; 124. EF or better.
Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold for (170.00 + 30.60) x 1 = 200.60
Nationale Bank Van Belgie, 5 Francs (2). 1924; 1925. Group of 2 Notes.19Nationale Bank Van Belgie, 5 Francs (2). 1924; 1925. Group of 2 Notes.
Belgium. Pick #93 (2). Generally Very Good.
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 47.20
Nationale Bank Van Belgie,5, 10 Francs. Large group of each.20Nationale Bank Van Belgie,5, 10 Francs. Large group of each.
Belgium. Kingdom in Exile, WWII. Pick #121 (24), 122 (35). Very Good to VF or a bit better. Group of nearly 60 notes
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (60.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 70.80
Societe Generale de Belgique. 1, 2 Franc. 2 notes21Societe Generale de Belgique. 1, 2 Franc. 2 notes
Belgium. 1, 2 Franc. 1915-1916. Pick # 86a, 87. Good and Very Good. 2 notes
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (40.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 47.20
Belize. 1, 5, 20 Dollars. 1.1.1976. Group of 3 Notes.22Belize. 1, 5, 20 Dollars. 1.1.1976. Group of 3 Notes.
Elizabeth II at right, national arms at left. Pick #33c; 35b; 37c. All last years of the type. First two EF or better, last is Fine.
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (350.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 413.00
Bermuda Government, ND (1952-57) Issue Color Trial.23Bermuda Government, ND (1952-57) Issue Color Trial.
Bermuda, ND (ca. 1952-57), 5/- Shillings, , P-18cts Unlisted Color Trial Specimen, Gray-black on m/c instead of issued brown on m/c, Queen Elizabeth I
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (475.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 560.50
Bermuda Government. 5 shillings (4), 10 Shillings (2), 1 Pound. Group of 7 notes24Bermuda Government. 5 shillings (4), 10 Shillings (2), 1 Pound. Group of 7 notes
Bermuda. George VI, Pick # 8a, b; 10a, b; Elizabeth II Pick #18b (2); 20c. Generally Very Good to Fine.
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
Banco Nacional De Bolivia, 1875 Proof Banknote.25Banco Nacional De Bolivia, 1875 Proof Banknote.
La Paz, Bolivia, 20 centavos, P-S197p, uniface proof printed on india paper on cut down card, Muestra and "00000" serial numbers, Black on...
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (800.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 944.00
Banco Central De Bolivia, 1945 Progress Proof Essay.26Banco Central De Bolivia, 1945 Progress Proof Essay.
Bolivia, 10,000 Bolivianos, similar to P-146 but slightly different design printed in green on off white paper. TDLR. Rare.
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (450.00 + 81.00) x 1 = 531.00
Banco Central De Bolivia, 1928 "Color Trial" Specimen.27Banco Central De Bolivia, 1928 "Color Trial" Specimen.
Bolivia, 100 Bolivianos, P-135cts, Specimen banknote, Waterlow overprints, POC's, Blue on m/c instead of issued rose on yellow green, PMG graded Choic
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (500.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 590.00
Republic of Bolivia, 1928 Issue Proof Bond Top.28Republic of Bolivia, 1928 Issue Proof Bond Top.
Bolivia, 1928, Republic of Bolivia 7% External Secured Bond of 1928 Proof bond top printed in black on india paper with allegorical figures flanking
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Imperial Do Brazil, Estampa 6A, ND (1882) Issue Color Trial Essay Proof Banknote.29Imperial Do Brazil, Estampa 6A, ND (1882) Issue Color Trial Essay Proof Banknote.
Brazil, ND (1882), 2 Mil Reis, Estampa 6A., Serie 29A, P-A251pe (Printers Essay), Unlisted Color Trial proof banknote face, and back printed on india
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group. 1 Dollar (5). Group of 5 notes30British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group. 1 Dollar (5). Group of 5 notes
Elizabeth II portrait at right and as watermark. Pick #7b (3), 7c (2). One Fair with extensive paper loss; others Good to Very Good, one Fine or a bit
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group. 1953 Issues, 1, 2, 5 Dollars. Group of 3 Notes.31British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group. 1953 Issues, 1, 2, 5 Dollars. Group of 3 Notes.
Elizabeth II portrait at right, Island group map at left. Pick #7c; 8c; 9c. Generally Fine or close to it. Well matched group.
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
British Caribbean Territories. Eastern Group. 1, 2, 5 Dollars. Group of 3 notes32British Caribbean Territories. Eastern Group. 1, 2, 5 Dollars. Group of 3 notes
Elizabeth II at right, Islands map at left. Pick #7c, 8c, 9c. Generally Fine.
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (210.00 + 37.80) x 1 = 247.80
British Guiana. George VI. 1 Dollar (3). Group of 3 notes33British Guiana. George VI. 1 Dollar (3). Group of 3 notes
Generally Very Good, paper soiling, tape residue on one. Pick #12b (2); 12c.
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Government of British Guiana. 1 Dollar. Lot of 3 Notes.34Government of British Guiana. 1 Dollar. Lot of 3 Notes.
British Guiana. George VI. Pick #12a, b, c. All three dates of the type. Tape residue on two. Two with signatures on back as if from a short snorter.
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
British Honduras. 1, 2 Dollars. Group of 2 notes.35British Honduras. 1, 2 Dollars. Group of 2 notes.
Elizabeth II at right. Pick #28b, 29b. Both are last dates of the type. Nice Fine or better.
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
Government of British Honduras, 1967 $1, P-28b.36Government of British Honduras, 1967 $1, P-28b.
Belize, 1st July, 1967. $1, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Scarce in this high grade.
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (280.00 + 50.40) x 1 = 330.40
Banque Nationale De Bulgarie, 1945 Issue Specimen.37Banque Nationale De Bulgarie, 1945 Issue Specimen.
Bulgaria, 1945, 5000 Leva, P-73s, Specimen Banknote, S/N 000000, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64 with note of minor residue, attractive large size n
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold for (220.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 259.60
Bulgarian National Bank. ND (1924) Issue Banknote.38Bulgarian National Bank. ND (1924) Issue Banknote.
Bulgaria. ND (1924). Issued 1000 Leva Zlatni from the Overprinted Cashier's Bond Issue. P-43, overprinted on Bulgaria P-33, This note is only valid w
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
Dominion of Canada, $1 "Seal Over One" 1917 Issue.39Dominion of Canada, $1 "Seal Over One" 1917 Issue.
Ottawa, Canada, 1917. $1, P-32d, (DC-23c), ABNC imprint with Hyndman - Saunders, black on green underprint, Princess Ramsey in middle, back green with
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
Dominion of Canada, 1870 Issue Notes, Lot of 840Dominion of Canada, 1870 Issue Notes, Lot of 8
Canada, lot of 8 issued notes, all 25 Cents, 1870, P-8, black green underprint, featuring Britannia with spear. Poor to VG, with a couple of pieces in
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (90.00 + 16.20) x 1 = 106.20
Dominion of Canada, 1900 Issue Notes, Lot of 1841Dominion of Canada, 1900 Issue Notes, Lot of 18
Canada, lot of 18 issued notes, all 25 Cents, 1900, P-9. Grade generally Poor to Fine.
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Dominion of Canada, 1923 Issue Notes, Lot of 942Dominion of Canada, 1923 Issue Notes, Lot of 9
Canada, lot of 9 issued notes, all 25 Cents, 1923, P-10 (2 pcs) and P-11 (7 pcs). Grade generally Very Good to Fine.
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (55.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 64.90
Banco de la Alianza, ND (ca.1878) Proof Banknote.43Banco de la Alianza, ND (ca.1878) Proof Banknote.
Chile, 5 Pesos, P-S127p, Proof banknote, printed on india paper and mounted on thin card cut down to banknote size, Black on light green, horse on rig
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,800.00
Sold for (650.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 767.00
Ch'ing Dynasty, 1854 Issue.44Ch'ing Dynasty, 1854 Issue.
(Year 4), 1854, 1500 Cash, P-A3a (S/M#T6-12), Issued, The usual Spindle holes on top margin, S/N 6862, Choice XF to AU, Scarce in this condition.
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 252.00) x 1 = 1,652.00
Ch'ing Dynasty, 1857-59 ÒCashÓ Issue.45Ch'ing Dynasty, 1857-59 ÒCashÓ Issue.
(Year 4), 1854, 500 Cash, P-A1b (S/M#T6-10), Issued, Choice XF, usual spindle holes, attractive for issue.
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (600.00 + 108.00) x 1 = 708.00
Ch'ing Dynasty, 1859 Issue.46Ch'ing Dynasty, 1859 Issue.
(Year 9), 1859, 2000 Cash, P-A4g (S/M#T6-60), Issued, The usual Spindle holes on top margin, S/N 3553, Attractive Uncirculated to CU condition. Rare t
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
Agricultural and Industrial Bank of China, 1927 Issue.47Agricultural and Industrial Bank of China, 1927 Issue.
Peking, China, 1927, 10 cents, P-A93a, Issued banknote, Choice VF condition. BEPP
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (180.00 + 32.40) x 1 = 212.40
Agricultural & Industrial Bank, 1927 ÒPeking BranchÓ Issue.48Agricultural & Industrial Bank, 1927 ÒPeking BranchÓ Issue.
1 Yuan, P-A95a (S/M#C287-10), Issued banknote, Brown on m/c, Great Wall at center, VF to Choice VF with a 2.5 mm tear on the lower bottom margin, othe
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (200.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 236.00
Bank of China, 1917 ÒHarbinÓ Branch Issue.49Bank of China, 1917 ÒHarbinÓ Branch Issue.
Harbin, 1917, 10 Cents= 1 Chiao, P-43b (S/M#C294-72b), Issued banknote, Exchange Clause Blocked Out, PMG graded Very Fine 30. Rare note in any conditi
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (425.00 + 76.50) x 1 = 501.50
Bank of China, 1913 ÒNo Place NameÓ Issue Banknote.50Bank of China, 1913 ÒNo Place NameÓ Issue Banknote.
China. 1913, $1, P-30 (S/M#C294-42), Issued banknote, black on green border, red and m/c underprint with Emperor Huang-it on left, back orange with wa
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (300.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 354.00