American Bank Note Company Archives

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H.R.Harmer, Inc. and Archives International LLC are Proud to Present the Historic American Banknote Archives Auction of Stocks and Bonds, Banknotes, Vignettes, Production Material and Security Printing Ephemera.

A majority of the material in this sale will be offered for the first time to the collecting public. All of the items being offered are fresh from the Archive of the American Banknote Company. The scope and quality of the material in this archive is staggering and offers many opportunities for the general collector, specialist and dealer to acquire items that are unique or extremely rare.

Over 1,400 lots of stocks and bonds from hundreds of well known companies are represented and being seen for the first time. Topics include Railroads; Automobile; Navigation; Mining; Wall Street and Stock Brokers; Banking and National Banks; Oil and Gas; Manufacturing; Computers and Internet; Entertainment; Sports; Breweries; Aviation and countless others.

Some of the many high lights are:

- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A Stock, with the highest share price of any stock certificate on the NYSE

- Unique Enron models and proofs with production files

- 100+ lots of aviation certificates

- 120+ lots of railroads, many unlisted

- 70+ lots of automobile and related stocks including Cord, Tucker, Rolls Royce, Daimler-Benz, Hercules, Volvo, unique essay Ford stock and many others

- 150+ lots of Banking and National Bank stocks

- 100+ lots of foreign stocks and bonds

- Over 25 lots of Hawaiian stocks

- Early Browning Arms Co. Stock, the famous gun company

- Original artwork including an incredible original oil painting by A.E.Foringer

- 200 + lots of foreign banknotes from Panama; Colombia; Viet Nam; Laos; China; Venezuela; Mexico; El Salvador; Indonesia; Philippines; Ethiopia and other countries will be offered in this sale.

- Thousands of proof vignettes used on banknotes, stocks, stamps and documents from 1830 to the 1970’s are offered.
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Pennsylvania Banking Pair851 - Pennsylvania Banking Pair
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Philadelphia, PA. 1932. Specimen. 2 different certificates. 1) City National Bank of Philadelphia, common stock, blue. Vignette of PA state shield. Ch
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Philadelphia National Bank Stocks,852 - Philadelphia National Bank Stocks,
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Philadelphia, PA. 1910-1980's. Specimen. 2 different certificates. 1) Commercial National Bank and Trust Co. of Philadelphia. 100 shs, orange bo...
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Southwark National Bank (of Philadelphia),853 - Southwark National Bank (of Philadelphia),
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Philadelphia, PA. 19- (ca. 1900's). Specimen. Odd shs. Capital Stock. Black. Vignette of patriotic eagle in middle on shield, seated woman with ...
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The Farmers & Mechanics National Bank,854 - The Farmers & Mechanics National Bank,
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Philadelphia, PA. 1900's. Specimen. Odd shs. Capital Stock. Black. Vignette of blacksmith with horses. Evidently an earlier engraved stock certi...
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The Philadelphia National Bank,855 - The Philadelphia National Bank,
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Philadelphia, PA. 1920-30. Specimen. < than 100 shs, capital stock, purple. Independence Hall flanked by 2 allegorical men. Charter # 539. Charte...
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Union National Bank of Pittsburgh Stock Specimens856 - Union National Bank of Pittsburgh Stock Specimens
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PA. 1960-1980's. Vignette portrait of bearded man. 1) 100 shares with green border. 2) < 100 shares with orange border. 3) Odd shares with pu...
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Virgin Islands National Bank,857 - Virgin Islands National Bank,
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St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 1930-50's. Specimen. Odd shs, common capital stock, blue. Eagle. Rare National Bank. SCBNC. XF.
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American Express Credit Corporation Bond Group858 - American Express Credit Corporation Bond Group
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DE. 1983-1987. Specimen. 7 different registered bonds. All have trademark vignette of helmeted Roman soldier in oval. Various dates, percentages, colo
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Cash America Investments, Inc. Unique Production F859 - Cash America Investments, Inc. Unique Production F
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TX. 1990. Production file for Common Stock with models, proofs and correspondence. Certificate has vignette of standing allegorical woman holding torc
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Hawaii, Puerto Rico. Federal Deposit Insurance Cor860 - Hawaii, Puerto Rico. Federal Deposit Insurance Cor
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1930-1950's. Specimen. Specimen certificate for the "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C." Patriotic eagle on top l...
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Philadelphia Investment Certificate Group (4),861 - Philadelphia Investment Certificate Group (4),
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Philadelphia, PA. 1920-1960's. Proof. 4 different certificates. 1) Philadelphia Metropolitan Investment Corp. Eagle, blue border. (1965) 2) Phil...
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Clifton Heights Fire Protective Association No.1 M862 - Clifton Heights Fire Protective Association No.1 M
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19-(ca.1900-1910). Certificates. Specimen certificate. Attractive 11 by 15.5 inch certificate with multiple vignettes. Punch cancelled. Vignettes of e
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Philadelphia, PA. Girard Mark Lodge of the Grand H863 - Philadelphia, PA. Girard Mark Lodge of the Grand H
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18-(ca.1860-1880's). Certificates. Specimen certificate. Ornate 15.5 by 17.5 inch certificate with multiple vignettes and ornate borders. Punch ...
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Jeffries Banknote Co. Stock Certificate Exhibition864 - Jeffries Banknote Co. Stock Certificate Exhibition
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1950-1960's. Stocks, Bonds. 3 different Crown Zellerbach Corporation stock certificate specimens on right mounted on large format board with bre...
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PA. Lehigh County Agricultural Society Certificate865 - PA. Lehigh County Agricultural Society Certificate
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18-(ca.1860-1880's). Certificates. Attractive 15 by 18 inch certificate with multiple vignettes. Punch cancelled. Vignettes are all agriculture ...
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Philadelphia, PA. Merchants Fund Life Membership C866 - Philadelphia, PA. Merchants Fund Life Membership C
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1880-1890's. Certificates. Specimen certificate. Attractive 15 by 20 inch certificate. Punch cancelled. Multiple vignettes of steamship; locomot...
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Philadelphia, PA. National Export Exposition of 18867 - Philadelphia, PA. National Export Exposition of 18
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1897. Certificates. Uncancelled proof or specimen certificate. Magnificent 15.75 by 19.25 inch certificate with multiple vignettes. Top portion of cer
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Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Teaching Qualificat868 - Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Teaching Qualificat
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18-(ca.1870-1890's). Certificates. Attractive 13 by 16.5 inch certificate with multiples vignettes. Punch cancelled. Vignettes include teaching ...
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Washington, D.C. Society of the Sons of the Americ869 - Washington, D.C. Society of the Sons of the Americ
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1880-1900's. Certificates. Specimen certificate. Ornate 19 by 24 inch certificate with multiple vignettes. Punch cancelled. Vignettes of Washing...
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Philadelphia, PA. The Franklin Insutitute Award Ce870 - Philadelphia, PA. The Franklin Insutitute Award Ce
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1880-1900's. Certificates. Specimen certificate. Attractive 14.5 by 18.5 inch certificate. Punch cancelled with red "Specimen" overpri...
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Philadelphia, PA. The New England Society of Penns871 - Philadelphia, PA. The New England Society of Penns
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1881. Certificates. Specimen certificate. Ornate 17 by 21.5 inch certificate with multiple vignettes. Punch cancelled and red "specimen" o...
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Knight-Ridder Publishing and Media Certificates872 - Knight-Ridder Publishing and Media Certificates
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FL. 1970-1985. Specimen. 6 different certificates. Vignette of allegorical man holding globe flanked by newspaper printing presses and stack of newspa
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Major Book Publishers and Sellers873 - Major Book Publishers and Sellers
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DE, NY. 1950-1980's. Specimen. 3 different certificates. 1). Rand McNally & Company. Odd shs, blue. 2). Random House, Inc. 100 shs, blue. 3)...
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Michigan Newspaper Publishing Pair874 - Michigan Newspaper Publishing Pair
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MI. 1976-1985. Specimen. 2 different certificates. 1). The Evening News Association. Odd shs, blue. Vignette of James Edmund Scripps, founder. 2). Boo
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Newspaper Certificates (2),875 - Newspaper Certificates (2),
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NY, DE. 1920-1980's. Proof, specimen. 1) The American News Company, Inc. Stock proof. Vignette, title and text, but missing border. Vignette of ...
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Pennsylvania Printing, Publishing & Paper Product876 - Pennsylvania Printing, Publishing & Paper Product
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PA. 1920-1950's. 1) Telegraph Press. Eagle vignette. Odd shares, brown. 2) Shopping Publications, Inc. Eagle vignette. Odd shares, brown. 3) Jam...
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Philadelphia Daily News Incorporated,877 - Philadelphia Daily News Incorporated,
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Philadelphia, PA. 1910-30. Specimen. Odd shs, capital stock, blue. Liberty Bell. SBNC. XF.
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Staight Arrow Publishers, Inc. "Rolling Stone Maga878 - Staight Arrow Publishers, Inc. "Rolling Stone Maga
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DE. 1977. Specimen. Odd shs, common stock, blue. RollingStone logo title. Rare famous rock and roll music magazine publisher. SCBNC. XF.
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The Curtis Publishing Company,879 - The Curtis Publishing Company,
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Philadelphia, PA. 1930-50's. Specimen. 100 shs, common stock, brown. Benjamin Franklin vignette. The Curtis Publishing Company was the Philadelp...
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The Herald-Post Company.880 - The Herald-Post Company.
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KY. 19- (c. 1900-1910). Specimen. Odd shs, common stock, green. Newspaper boy selling newspapers on the street. Early newspaper stock certificate with
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The New York Times Company,881 - The New York Times Company,
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NY. 1970's. Specimen. Odd shs, olive green. No vignette, just the title of the company. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger facsimile signature as chairman. ...
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The Philadelphia Inquirer Company,882 - The Philadelphia Inquirer Company,
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Philadelphia, PA. 1930. Specimen. $1000, 10 year 6% Coupon Note, green. Philadelphia Inquirer Building vignette. The newspaper was put up for sale aft
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The Washington Post Company,883 - The Washington Post Company,
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Washington, D.C. 1960-80. Specimen. Odd shs, Class B Common Stock, Foreign Share Certificate. Orange. U.S. capital building. Rare stock certificate fr
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The Washington Post Company,884 - The Washington Post Company,
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Washington, D.C. 1960-80. Specimen. Odd shs, Class B Common Stock, Domestic Share Certificate. Blue. U.S. capital building. Rare stock certificate fro
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Time, Inc. Unique Production File and Time Warner885 - Time, Inc. Unique Production File and Time Warner
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DE. 1979. Time, Inc. Unique production file for Registered Bond. 3 different certificates. All with vignette of allegorical woman with hand on globe a
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Time, Incorporated Registered Bond group886 - Time, Incorporated Registered Bond group
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NY. 1979. Specimen. 4 different. All are 9 3/8% debentures due 2009. 1) - 4) $5000; $10,000; $25,000; $100,000. Orange. Allegorical woman with globe h
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Time, Incorporated Stock Certificate group887 - Time, Incorporated Stock Certificate group
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NY. 1976-1986. Specimen. 7 different stocks. 6 with vignette of Allegorical woman with globe holding a magazine. 1) Odd shs, common stock, brown, 1986
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Washington Post Company Specimen Stocks888 - Washington Post Company Specimen Stocks
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DE and Washington, DC. 1960-1970's. 2 different Class B common stocks. Both with vignette of U.S. Capitol building on top and vignette portrait ...
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Western Publishing Group, Inc. Production File,889 - Western Publishing Group, Inc. Production File,
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DE. 1988. Specimen, Proof. 1) Approval model. Odd shs, Common Stock, tan. Vignette of toy cartoon train pulling railroad cars filled with various cart
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Quaker Property Related Stock and Bond Specimens (890 - Quaker Property Related Stock and Bond Specimens (
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PA, DE. 1930-1970's. 1) Friends Meeting House Fund Inc. 5% specimen bond. $ Odd. No vignette. 2) Friends Housing Cooperative Inc. specimen stock...
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The Little River Redwood Company.891 - The Little River Redwood Company.
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CA. 19--(ca. 1900-1920). Specimen. 100 shs, Capital Stock, blue. Redwood forest with giant trees. SBNC. VF.
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Polaraire Electric Frigerator Co. Stock Specimen,892 - Polaraire Electric Frigerator Co. Stock Specimen,
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192-. Beautiful vignette of partially cut-away refrigerator with icy company logo with small curious polar bear. Odd shares, blue and black border. Ea
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Ames Department Stores, Inc. Production File,893 - Ames Department Stores, Inc. Production File,
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DE. 1972-1984. Production file. 3 different certificates and 2 border proofs. 1) Unique approval model or mockup. Odd shs, brown border. "OK to...
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Department, Drugstores and Famous Brands,894 - Department, Drugstores and Famous Brands,
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1950-2000. Specimen. 8 different certificates. 1)-2) The Nieman-Marcus Group, Inc. Odd shares, Common Stock, green; Odd shares, Class B Common Stock,
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Famous Retail Stores and Conglomerates (4),895 - Famous Retail Stores and Conglomerates (4),
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VA, DE, WA. 1989-2000. Specimen stock certificates. 1) Frederick's of Hollywood. Odd shs, Capital Stock. Green border. "Frederick's of ...
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Highland Superstores, Inc. Production File with Pr896 - Highland Superstores, Inc. Production File with Pr
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MI. 1984-1985. Production file. 2 different certificates. Both with allegorical man holding walkie-talkie. 1) Proof with red border. Vignette, text an
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J.J. Newberry Co.897 - J.J. Newberry Co.
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DE. 1950-70. Specimen. 4 certificates, 3 are preferred stock and one is common stock. Vignette of allegorical man and woman flanking woman with globe.
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Kmart and S.S. Kresge Company Stock & Bond Specime898 - Kmart and S.S. Kresge Company Stock & Bond Specime
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MI. 1950-1970's. 18 different certificates, 6 stock certificates and 12 registered bonds. 4 have modern looking allegorical woman facing left an...
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K-Mart - S.S. Kresge Transition Certificate Group899 - K-Mart - S.S. Kresge Transition Certificate Group
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MI. 1976-1980. Specimen. 5 different stock certificates. The 4 S.S. Kresge certificates are overprinted in red "The name of this company has be...
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Kmart Corporation Unique Production File with Artw900 - Kmart Corporation Unique Production File with Artw
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MI. 1977. 3 different certificates, original artwork of vignette and production material used in the design of the Kmart stock certificate. All have v
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