Archives International Auctions will hold a public auction in Fort
Lee, N.J., on June 28 of 1,049 lots of Chinese, Asian and worldwide
bank notes and Chinese scripophily.
The auction features notes from the Silicon Valley Collection of
Worldwide Bank Notes, which was put together by a collector from the
mid-1960s until the late 1980s. Most of these notes have never been
offered at auction.
The sale will be presented in two sessions — 415 lots of Chinese and
Asian bank notes beginning at 10:30 a.m., and the balance of the world
bank notes in the afternoon.
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Among the highlights is a note that was unknown prior to the 1991
auction of the American Bank Note Co. archives: a 1919
American-Oriental Banking Corp. 1919 Shanghai Branch Issue $100
specimen note with a nautical bent. The green face of the note bears
the bank logo of steamship in a circle and the brown back bears a
vignette of a freighter, tug with barge and sail boat. Paper Money
Guaranty graded it Gem Uncirculated 65 Exceptional Paper Quality. The
estimate is $3,500 to $7,000.
Estimated at $2,400 to $3,000 is a Bank of Portugal 2,500-real June
30,1909, issue for the Azores. It is described as having bold black
overprints on each side with ACORES overprinted in red at the top
right. Paper Money Guaranty graded the note About Uncirculated 55 Net
for tears on the top edge.
Archives International Auctions’ physical offices are located at
1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite 7, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024. Telephone the
business at 201-944-4800.