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Fr. 63a. Chittenden-Spinner signatures. Nice and bright. Well centered. PMG Choice Uncirculated-64

British American Bank Note Company Engravers & Printers, ND (ca.1860's) Dramatic Proof

Rare Banknotes, Coins, Stock Certificates & Historic Ephemera at Public Auction on Thursday, October 29th in Fort Lee, NJ by Archives International Auctions LLC

The collector market is very strong for material that is priced right and fresh to the market. We expect to have non stop bidding from start to finish and are looking forward to our December auctions.
— Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of AIA
FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A., October 28, 2015 / -- More than 830 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily, Confederate bonds and banknotes and security printing ephemera will be sold at public auction on Oct. 29th in Fort Lee, New Jersey by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee.

The sale will include over 270 lots of worldwide banknotes with highlights including a pair of Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, Unique Banknote Printing Plates (ca.1918-1921) of a 50 Centavos note from the ABN Archives (est. $3500-7000); Part 1 of the Arthur Matz Collection of modern worldwide banknotes and hundreds of other desirable banknotes; a Fijian Government Debenture, 1872 Issue rarity and also the finest known for this issue (est. $1500-3000) found in an old English estate sale; a very attractive Mexico collection including a Bono De Caja, El Banco Comercial Refaccionario De Chihuahua ND (1902) Specimen (est. $1200-2000); and numerous rare, attractive and desirable banknotes.

The auction includes over 80 lots of U.S. & World scripophily; over 20 lots of checks, drafts exchanges and fiscal paper; 33 lots of Security printing ephemera highlighted by an extremely rare and desirable British American Bank Note Company advertising sheet ca.1860’s (est.$3000-6000); Over 50 lots of Colonial banknotes from the Harry Rinker Collection that will include many multiple lots from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Colonial highlights include a New Jersey 1786 banknote pair of 3 Shillings and 30 Shillings (SCWPM S1855, S1859, est. $750-$1,500). Following the colonial notes will be an exceptional offering of over 170 lots of U.S. and Southern States Obsolete Banknotes with highlights including a very attractive Louisiana, 1863, Parish of Avoyelles, $5 banknote rarity; a Bank of America, 1879 Specimen $10,000 Clearing House Certificate, (est. $4000-8000); Stock Security Bank (N.D., circa 1850s) uncut proof sheet of four obsolete banknotes (est. $800-1,200). Following the obsolete section with be over 50 Confederate and Southern States Obsolete Banknotes featuring a Confederate States of America 1861 T-22 issued $10 banknote (est. $1,250-1,800); a Confederate States, $5, 1861, T12 graded PCGS Very Fine 30 (est. $3000-4000) and numerous additional banknotes.

U.S. type notes (including nationals) will feature a Legal Tender Note, 1863 Series, 5 Dollar PMG graded CU 64 as well as numerous type notes; an 1885, Hackettstown National Bank of N.J. Ch# 1259, Second Charter $10 Brown Back, Fr. 481; followed by 14 desirable New Jersey nationals. The sale ends with a small selection of U.S. Coins, tokens and medals including Seated Liberty Silver Dollars, Half Dollars and Civil War Patriotic and Hard Times Tokens.

Previews are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26-29th at AIA’s offices in Fort Lee, N.J. and by appointment. For an appointment, call (201) 944-4800. Check the website for viewing times at .

The catalog is online at the Archives International Auctions website and can be viewed via Archives International’s live bidding platform or as a virtual catalog. To pre-register for live event internet bidding, you may log on to

Archives International Auctions is always looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, autographs and historic ephemera and documents for future auctions, or to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, you may call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or you can send them an e-mail, to

You may also write to Archives International Auctions at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and their upcoming auctions scheduled for October 29th and mid December 2015 as well as their early 2016 winter auctions, please visit Updates are posted often.

Dr. Robert Schwartz
Archives International Auctions LLC
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