Featuring the collection of a Middle Eastern gentleman with rare Jordan, Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine notes & additional U.S. and worldwide banknotes by various other consignors.

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,040 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction slated for Tuesday, March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Ste. 7) in Fort Lee, at 10:30 a.m. EST. People can bid online, at www.ArchivesInternational.com,

1949 Jordan Currency Board first issue consecutive high-grade banknote pair.

1949 Jordan Currency Board first issue consecutive high-grade banknote pair.

“We are privileged to offer an exceptional collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that possibly could be one of the most significant groups of rare notes to be offered in the United States ever,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions. “It’s nearly 100 banknotes, with many rarities missing from even the most advanced collections, a truly outstanding collection.”

Dr. Schwartz continued, “Even with all of the rarities in the auction, the beginning to advance collector is bound to find something within their budget and collecting tastes and we expect the auction to be extremely active.” The auction will begin with 800 lots of foreign banknotes, to include the Middle Eastern collection described above in addition to rarities by other consignors.

The collection of Middle Eastern notes are from Palestine, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Sudan and other countries. Included are sequential pairs of Palestine Currency Board £1 and £5 notes dated 1944 with rare prefixes never previously offered at auction, 1941 Egyptian specimens of 5 and 10 pound notes by Bradbury, as well as many other Egyptian specimen notes.

Iran is represented by over 25 lots, including two Imperial Bank of Persia specimens, many later specimens and four original Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Serial #1 to 100 packs. Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. is represented by numerous high grade banknotes.

Jordan includes over 20 lots of Jordan Currency Board and Central Bank of Jordan specimen and issued notes. It includes a Currency Board 1949 second issue specimen set of four notes as well as many other rare issues. Lebanon will feature 13 lots, to include a 25 Livres, 1945 Banque de Syrie et du Liban specimen banknote, followed by 18 lots of early and rare Libya issued and specimen notes, including the key to the series, a Bank of Libya, L.1963 – second issue key Type 10 Pound issued banknote.

The outstanding Palestine collection includes a sequential pairs of 1944 dated 1 Pound notes and two sequential pairs of 5 Pound notes, as well as a lovely 10 Pound note. Syria is highlighted by an amazing Banque de Syrie et du Grand Liban, 1935 issue specimen banknote. The U.A.E offering includes a Currency Board, 1973; 1976 ND Issue, specimen set of four banknotes.

Also to be sold will be a 1966 $1 Australia specimen and two different Serial #1 notes; a Ming note from China (one of the only known pieces of paper money from the 1300’s); a Republika Ceskoslovenska, 1919 Proof Banknote rarity; a rare Vale al Portador, Billete del Tesoro, 1889 Issue Honduras banknote; and a State Bank of Pakistan, 1973-1978 booklet with five different specimen notes.

Offered will be rare and desirable U.S. banknotes, security printing ephemera and U.S. Federal bonds and documents, including a new find 1866, Temporary Loan of 1862, Hessler X134 F, U.S. Treasury, Assistant Treasurer of the U.S., at Philadelphia, $600 Gold Coin Certificate; over 100 U.S. savings bonds, Liberty loans and Federal documents from circa the 1940s to 2010.

Dozens of security printing ephemera lots will include a new find of early circa 1820s security printer advertising sheets; more than 100 lots of U.S. obsolete banknotes including two different examples of Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah Bingham Canyon & Camp Floyd Railroad Company obsoletes dated 1874; and dozens of other U.S. banknotes in single and multiple lots.

Additional selections from the Hamtramck Collection, assembled by a U.S. Army officer over a 40-year period from the end of World War II to the late 1980s, will be offered in this and future auctions, as will many rare and interesting banknotes from numerous consignors and collections.

Previews are scheduled for Thursday, March 5th through March 10th, at Archives International Auctions’ offices in Fort Lee, N.J., and by appointment. Check the website for viewing times, at www.ArchivesInternational.com.

The catalog is presently online at Archives International Auctions’ website and can be viewed through Archives International’s live bidding platform or as a virtual catalog or downloadable .pdf. To pre-register for live event bidding, please log on to www.ArchivesInternational.com.

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 [email protected]

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 sale planned for March 10th, please visit www.ArchivesInternational.com. Updates are posted often.