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Liberty protecting the nation, #209, 1892, signed Carole Sprigg, president, VF. (From the collection of John E. Herzog).

First Liberty Loan Converted 4 1/2% Gold Bond of 1932-1947 (issued May 9, 1918

Lot 139 United States of America Bond signed by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

The John Herzog Collection Featuring Rare U.S. & Worldwide Stocks, Bonds and Autographs at auction on Saturday, October 24th in New York City

We are excited to offer the first portion of the John E. Herzog Collection of rare and exciting Scripophily as well as many outstanding collections that include U.S. Railroad bonds & Confederate bonds
— Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of AIA
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, U.S.A, October 21, 2015 / -- More than 1,200 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily, Liberty loans, Federal bonds, Confederate bonds and banknotes and security printing ephemera will be sold at public auction on two non-consecutive days – Oct. 24th in New York City and Oct. 29th in Fort Lee, New Jersey – by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee.

Session I is slated for Saturday, Oct. 24th, at the Museum of American Finance located at 48 Wall Street in lower Manhattan. It will be held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Wall Street Coin, Currency & Collectibles Show, scheduled Thursday thru Saturday, Oct. 22-24. Session II, takes place on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Archives International Auctions' offices, at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, NJ.

“We are excited to offer the first portion of the John E. Herzog Collection of rare and exciting Scripophily (the collecting of stocks and bonds) as well as many outstanding collections that include U.S. Railroad bonds, Confederate bonds, U.S. and Worldwide banknotes, Confederate banknotes, coins, autographs and security printing ephemera,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions. “We anticipate another exciting auction and have the privilege of holding the first session at the historic and beautiful main gallery of the Museum of American Finance located at 48 Wall Street which used to be the old Bank of New York Building. Even with the numerous rarities in the auction, collectors of every level and budget are certain to find that elusive treasure for their collections.”

Start times for both sessions will be 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, there will be live online bidding on their website at as well as a live gallery, absentee and telephone bidding.

Session I, taking place on Saturday, October 24th, will begin with “The First Hour” of artwork, works on paper, ephemera, autographs and Historic artifacts including a genuine Western Union stock ticker, circa 1867 (est. $6,000-8,000). An outstanding 1858 Honolulu (Hawaii) Sandwich Islands Thomas Spencer bill of exchange with spectacular whaling scene, (est. $1,000-2,000); An Andrew Johnson presidentially signed ship certificate from 1832 (est.$2,000-$2,500); a Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Yalta Conference (February, 1945) “Short Snorter” conservatively estimated at $1,000-$2,000 as well as numerous rare objects, documents and artwork including a ca. 1870-90’s Mechanical Bank “Bad Accident” found in a 200 year old family owned estate in New Jersey.

“The First Hour” is followed by more than 390 lots of U.S. and Worldwide scripophily including over 50 Confederate States and Southern States bonds. Highlights of the Confederate Bond section include a $5,000 (Cr. 145, B-337), est. $500-1000 and $10,000 (Cr. 146, B-339), est. $600-$1,200) with no more than 10 to 20 known to exist. The first offering of the John E. Herzog Collection of rare Scripophily will be offered with many highlights including an amazing Accelerating Steam Navigation Co. 1841, 10 shares Stock Certificate with unique vignette of early blimp or balloon on a ship, (est. $900-1250); an 1837 James' Port Whaling Company, (est. $500-1000); and an 1892 Gatling Ordnance Company stock certificate (est. $900-1250). U.S. and World Scripophily is represented by hundreds of desirable bonds, shares and certificates including an incredible early collection of Proof and specimen banking stock certificates dating from the 1820’s to the 1870’s as well as from topics including railroads, mining, banking and numerous other subjects. Also included are over 30 lots of Chinese bonds that will be offered, including a trio of Chinese Government 5% Reorganization Gold Loan of 1913, Deutsche-Asiatische Bank, 3 examples (est. $700-$1,400). The first session ends with 10 different Liberty Loan and Federal bonds that will include a First Liberty Loan converted 4 ¼% gold bond of 1932-1947, issued May 9, 1918 (est. $5,000 to $7,000).

Previews are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20, and Oct. 26 & 27th at AIA’s offices in Fort Lee, N.J., and on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23, at the Museum of American Finance located at 48 Wall Street in New York City, or 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 or downloadable PDF. 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 the upcoming auctions planned for Oct. 24 and 29 as well as November and 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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