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H.R.Harmer and Archives International Auction Historic American Bank Note Company Archive of Banknotes, Stocks, Bonds and Security Printing Ephemera

banknote.jpgNEW YORK – H.R.Harmer, Inc. and Archives International, LLC announce the auction of historic worldwide banknotes, stocks and bonds, unique essay banknotes, U.S. Treasury Bonds and security printing ephemera from the American Bank Note Company archives. Included are hundreds of famous companies’ stocks and bonds, most never offered at auction before, as well as hundreds of rare worldwide banknotes.

Our dynamic global business system has generated millions of tangible historic relics of our business and financial past. Many of these items were kept for a certain amount of time by the interested company or government and then were usually disposed of, destroyed or placed in some government or institutionally controlled archive never to see the light of day again. Something that may have been very common at one time has now become extremely scarce if not unique. Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International, “I have been working on this portion of the American Bank Note Archives for close to three years. It does not seem possible that there could be any surprises left, but each day reveals more and more historic and exciting pieces of our business and financial past that fortunately have been preserved in some format in the archives of American Bank Note Company. Again, we are honored and thrilled to be able to offer to the collecting community an opportunity to share in the excitement and discovery of further American Bank Note material from these fabled archives.”

There are over 2,770 lots of material in this sale. Included are over 1,100 lots of rare stocks and bonds. Categories include railroads, mining, worldwide, entertainment, sports, zoos, banking and other topics.

There are close to 1,300 lots of U.S. and Worldwide proof, specimen and issued banknotes in this auction including many rarities seen for the first time. Some of the high lights include:

Extremely Rare 500,000 Pound Stlg, 1917, Issued and Uncancelled Russian Government Treasury Bill

U.S. 4th Liberty Loan $1,000 Issued Bond, Possibly Unique

240+ lots of Proof, Specimen and Essay Banknotes from China

75+ lots of Haiti and Dominican Republic Banknote Production Material

23 Unique Laos Essay color Trial banknotes

Extremely rare Texas Proof Sheet of 4 from the Commercial and Agricultural Bank

75+ lots of Mexico Proof and Specimen Banknotes including many rarities

More then 50 lots from a new find of Perkins, Bacon Proofs of Australia and New Zealand Bills of Exchange, Drafts, Checks and Fiscal Paper

60 lots of Canada Banknotes, Stock and bond Proofs, Specimens and Archival Production Material

50+ lots of Philippines Essay Specimen and Proof Banknotes

40+ lots of Russian Proofs, Specimens and Issued Banknotes

For more information on this auction visit WWW.ABNHARMERAUCTIONS.COM . This is a live auction that offers phone bidding; agent bidding; left bids by mail, Fax and internet; live real time internet bidding with eBay Live; and, by bidding in person. This sale will also be available on eBay Live for viewing and bidding. The entire auction is also posted on with photos of all lots and additional bidding information.

The auction will take place at H.R.Harmer, Inc., in Bethel, Connecticut on June 2,3 & 4, 2008. Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International, LLC, has been active in the fields of numismatics and philatelics for over 20 years and is actively buying, selling and consulting in the fields of historical documents, paper money, stocks and bonds, stamps and security printing ephemera.