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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General Electric Credit Corporation Bonds201 - General Electric Credit Corporation Bonds
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NY. 1976. Specimen. 5 different registered bonds. All have vignette of allegorical woman holding winged railroad wheel sitting on the world globe dire
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General Electric Credit Corporation Bonds202 - General Electric Credit Corporation Bonds
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NY. 1974. Specimen. 5 different registered bonds. All have vignette of allegorical woman holding winged railroad wheel sitting on the world globe dire
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Atlas and Hercules Gunpowder Pair (2),203 - Atlas and Hercules Gunpowder Pair (2),
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DE. 1970-1990's. Specimen stock certificates. 1) Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc. 100 shs, Common Stock, red border. Vignette of Atlas holding up...
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Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc.,204 - Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc.,
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DE. 1930-50s. Specimen. 100 shs, common, purple. Vignette of Atlas holding up the sky. SCBNC. XF.
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Atlas Powder Co. Bond Proof,205 - Atlas Powder Co. Bond Proof,
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DE. 1913. Proof. $ 1000, 6%, 10 Year Income Gold Bond. Proof of vignette, title and text without border. Printed on off white paper with purple &quo...
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Atlas Powder Company,206 - Atlas Powder Company,
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DE. 1915-1930. Proof of vignette, title and text from famous gunpowder company. Vignette of Atlas bending over with a box of dynamite on his back blow
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Atlas Powder Company Proof.207 - Atlas Powder Company Proof.
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DE. 1925. Proof. Proof of vignette, title and text, no border. Atlas with box labeled "Powder" on back blowing up. Rare early gunpowder ce...
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Atlas Powder Company Proof with Artwork,208 - Atlas Powder Company Proof with Artwork,
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DE. 1950's. Proof. Proof certificate of famous gunpowder company. 1). < 100 shs, green. Proof printed on light brown paper. Vignette of Atlas...
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Atlas Powder Company Specimens (2),209 - Atlas Powder Company Specimens (2),
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DE. 1950-1960's. Specimen. Specimen of certificates from famous gunpowder company. Vignette of Atlas holding up the sky. 1). < than 100 shs, ...
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Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc. Specimens210 - Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc. Specimens
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DE. 1960's. Specimen, proof. 2 different production file archival certificates. Both have vignette of Atlas holding up the sky. 1). < than 10...
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E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company Bond Specimens (211 - E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company Bond Specimens (
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DE. 1981-1982. Specimen. 5 different registered bonds. All with vignette of house with stone wall. All are $ odd. 1) 6%, olive green. 2) 14%, orange.
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E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Bond Specimens212 - E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Bond Specimens
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DE. 1974-1986. Specimen. 5 different registered bonds. All with vignette of house with stone wall. All are $ odd. 1) 7 1/2%, blue. 2) 8 1/2%, brown. 3
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E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Bond Specimens213 - E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Bond Specimens
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DE. 1974. Specimen. All are 8.45 % Debentures Due 2004. Vignette of country house and stone wall. 1) $25,000 with green border. 2) $10,000 with yellow
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Gun and Weapon Manufacturing Companies (2).214 - Gun and Weapon Manufacturing Companies (2).
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DE. 1987. Specimen. 2 different fire arms company certificates. 1). Wildey, Inc., odd shs, light brown, vignette of Wildley pistol. 2). Sturm, Ruger...
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Hercules Inc. Certificate Group,215 - Hercules Inc. Certificate Group,
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DE. 1970-1980's. Specimen. 5 different stock certificates in 2 different types. All have vignettes of Hercules with club on shoulder with vignet...
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Hercules Inc. Registered Bonds,216 - Hercules Inc. Registered Bonds,
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DE. 1970-1990's. Specimen. 15 different registered bonds. 1)-9) All with vignette of Hercules with club. Various denominations, from $ odd to $1...
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Hercules Powder Co. Bond Proof,217 - Hercules Powder Co. Bond Proof,
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DE. 1913. Proof. $ 1000, 6%, 10 Year Income Gold Bond. Proof of vignette, title and text without border. Printed on off white paper with purple &quo...
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Hercules Powder Company,218 - Hercules Powder Company,
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DE. 1946. Specimen. <than 100 shs. Common Stock. Olive green. Vignette of Hercules Holding Club. 1915 stock certificate design overprinted and re...
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Hercules Powder Company,219 - Hercules Powder Company,
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DE. 1930-40's. Specimen. <than 100 shs. Convertible Class A Stock, brown. Vignette of Hercules Holding Club. SCBNC. XF.
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Hercules Powder Company Proof,220 - Hercules Powder Company Proof,
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DE. 1920-30. Proof of vignette, text and title, no border. Hercules with club on left. Rare as proof. RBNC. VF.
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Hercules Powder Company221 - Hercules Powder Company
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DE. 1915. Proof stock certificate from the Republic BNCo. and very rare. Printed on white paper, uniface, with purple "cancelled" handstam...
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Hercules Power Company.222 - Hercules Power Company.
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DE. 1930-50's. Specimen. 100 shs, preferred, purple. Hercules holding club. SCBNC. XF.
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J.M. & M.S. Browning Company.223 - J.M. & M.S. Browning Company.
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UT. 19-- (ca. 1900-1920). Specimen. Odd shs. Common Capital Stock, black. Portraits of J.M. Browning and M.S. Browning on left and right top. Total sh
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Smith & Wesson, Inc. Unique Production File,224 - Smith & Wesson, Inc. Unique Production File,
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CT. 1970. Production file of this famous gun maker that has had the models, proofs and specimens removed in the past, but still has the production mat
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Hawaiian Electric Company Bond Selection225 - Hawaiian Electric Company Bond Selection
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Honolulu, HI. 1971-1972. Specimen. 7 different registered bond certificates. All have allegorical man holding globe and lightening coming out of other
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Hawaiian Electric Company Proof and Model,226 - Hawaiian Electric Company Proof and Model,
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HI. 1970. 1) Mockup model of $1000, 1st Mortgage Registered Bond. Pieces and elements of copied stock certificate are pasted on white board in new des
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Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Production Specime227 - Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Production Specime
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HI. 1977. Specimen. 1). > than 100 shs. Common Stock. Orange, Vignette of King Kamehameha. Evidently a cancelled remainder certificate that was u...
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Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Unique Artwork of228 - Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Unique Artwork of
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HI 1970's. Watercolor painting of King Kamehameha. Approximately 6 inches wide by 10 inches tall with matching vignette large die proof and corr...
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Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Unique Production229 - Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Unique Production
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HI. 1977. Production file for Common Stock. Vignette of figure of King Kamehameha the Great used on front of stock. 1). $ odd, blue proof model or moc
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Hawaiian Electric and Light Company Group230 - Hawaiian Electric and Light Company Group
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Honolulu, HI. 1950-1980's. Specimen. 6 different Stocks. 1,2). The Hawaiian Electric Company. < than 100 shs, green; 100 shs, blue. Standing ...
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Pacific Leisure Enterprises, Inc. Stock,231 - Pacific Leisure Enterprises, Inc. Stock,
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DE, HI. 1969. Specimen stock. Odd shares, green border. Undertint vignette of Hawaiian island chain in light blue. SCBNC. XF.
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The Hawaiian Electric Company Group232 - The Hawaiian Electric Company Group
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Honolulu, HI. 1970-1980's. Specimen. 8 different Stocks. No vignettes. All are different colors. Rare group of Hawaiian certificates. XF.
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The Hawaiian Electric Company, Limited Bond,233 - The Hawaiian Electric Company, Limited Bond,
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HI. 1961. Specimen. $1,000, 1st Mortgage Bond, Series L, 4.65%, Due 1991. Allegorical man reclining and reading. Green border and coupons attached. AB
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Champion Home Builders Co. Unique Production File.234 - Champion Home Builders Co. Unique Production File.
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Michigan. 1981. Mockup. Production file for Common Stock with model and correspondence. Certificate has vignette of an allegorical man sitting behind
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Sheraton Corporation of America Bonds,235 - Sheraton Corporation of America Bonds,
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NJ. 1950-1980's. Specimen. 9 different bonds. All are vertical registered bonds worth vignettes of allegorical men, women and eagles. Rare group...
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Host International, Inc. Production File,236 - Host International, Inc. Production File,
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DE. 1968-1969. Production file. 3 different certificates and 3 border proofs. All with vignette of allegorical woman holding globe and flanked by airp
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Sheraton Corporation of America237 - Sheraton Corporation of America
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NJ. 1930-40's. Specimen. 3 different certificates. All have reclining allegorical woman with Sheraton logo. 1). than 100 shs, blue. SCBNC. XF.
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Hilton Hotels Corporation Trio238 - Hilton Hotels Corporation Trio
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DE. 1946. Specimen. 3 different certificates. All have vignette of topless allegorical women flanking Hilton logo. 1). than 100 shs, purple. Facsimil
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Tiffany & Co. Unique Production File with Artwork,239 - Tiffany & Co. Unique Production File with Artwork,
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NY. 1973. 1) Unique Approval Model or mockup for " than 100 shs" without vignette, title or text. 6) Miscellaneous correspondence and prod...
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Ronson Corporation Stock Specimens (5),240 - Ronson Corporation Stock Specimens (5),
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NJ. 1960-1980's. Vignette of allegorical figure with hammer reclining by geared wheel. 1) > 100 shares, olive. 2) 100 shares, teal. 3) < 1...
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Anderson, Greenwood & Co. Production File,241 - Anderson, Greenwood & Co. Production File,
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TX. 1982. 3 different certificates. 1) Unique approval model or mockup. Odd shs, blue border. "OK to engrave" stamped on folder and initia...
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Hoover Ball and Bearing Co. Production File with P242 - Hoover Ball and Bearing Co. Production File with P
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MI. 1976. Production file. 6 different certifcates and 3 different border proofs. All with seated allegorical man with globe and large ball bearings n
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Idex Corp. Production File,243 - Idex Corp. Production File,
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DE. 1989. 2 different certificates. Both with allegorical man and large eagle. 1) Proof of entire certificate with blue border printed on white paper.
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Illinois Tool Works Inc. "ITW" Production File,244 - Illinois Tool Works Inc. "ITW" Production File,
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DE. 1984. 3 different certificates and one border proof. All with allegorical man and eagle. 1) Proof with entire certificate with red border printed
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S.S. Fretz Manufacturing Company.245 - S.S. Fretz Manufacturing Company.
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Philadelphia, PA. 190-. Specimen. Odd shs, green. Ornate title with factory in middle and old fashioned cotton spinning wheel on left. Rare. SBNC. XF.
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Scovill Manufacturing Co. Colorful Assortment246 - Scovill Manufacturing Co. Colorful Assortment
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CT. 1950-1960's. Specimen. 6 different certificates. 1). than 100 shs, common, blue. 4). Odd shs, common, blue. 5). 100 shs, preferred, red. 6)...
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South Carolina Cotton Mills247 - South Carolina Cotton Mills
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Union and Greenville, SC. 19- (ca. 1910-1940's). Specimen. 2 different certificates. 1). Monarch Mills. Union, SC. Odd shs, black. Vignette of c...
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The American Textile Woolen Company.248 - The American Textile Woolen Company.
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GA. 19- (ca. 1900-1920). Specimen. 100 shs, brown. Vignette of textile cloth making machine in middle, sheep on right and eagle on left. SBNC. XF.
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The Lancaster Cotton Mills.249 - The Lancaster Cotton Mills.
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Lancaster, SC. 1930's. Specimen. Odd shs, brown. Vignette of weaving machine for cloth. SBNC. XF.
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Start Price : 37.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Vulcan Match Co., Inc. Proof.250 - Vulcan Match Co., Inc. Proof.
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NY. 1910-20's. Proof. Proof of vignette, title and text with no border. Vignette of solar system circling earth with clouds spinning around it. ...
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