Auction PR Publicity Announcements News and Information
Auction PR Publicity Announcements News and Information


The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions, at their offices in Fort Lee, N.J.

FORT LEE, N.J. – A discovery collection of 1930s-era Chinese Communist banknote rarities, acquired by an American collector who spent time in China in the early 1970’s when China was beginning to have a more open policy, will be part of a two-session public auction planned for December 6th and 13th by Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee.

Commonwealth of Australia, ND (1954-1959) specimen banknote rarity.
Commonwealth of Australia, ND (1954-1959) specimen banknote rarity.
The auction will be packed with over 1,100 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese, U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and coins. The first session, Dec. 6, will have nearly 500 lots of U.S. banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera. The second session, Dec. 13, will include Chinese and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and coins.

Start times both back-to-back Tuesdays will be 10:30 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the website,

“We’re proud to be able to offer an outstanding collection of worldwide banknotes featuring many rarities that have not been offered to the public previously at auction, as well as two advanced collectors’ consignments that will be sure to attract serious attention from both collectors and dealers,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions.

Dr. Schwartz added, “We’re also looking forward to our first winter auction, slated for February 2017 and are in the planning stages for our Spring and summer 2017 auctions. These sales will include the final portion of the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives, which we are very excited to offer, plus other offerings in many categories.”

Session 1, on December 6th will feature 484 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes and scripophily, highlighted by a U.S. $100 Act of October 12th, 1837 interest bearing proof Treasury note from the Silver City Collection (one of three discovered); two lots of First Liberty Loan Bonds of 1917; a U.S. Department of the Interior – Federal Related Cherokee Nation, 1894 specimen bond financing the purchase of the “Cherokee Outlet, Oklahoma Territory”; and over 50 lots of U.S. obsolete banknotes; and hundreds of desirable and attractive bonds and shares.

Session 2, on Tuesday, December 13th, will begin with over 200 lots of Chinese banknotes, to include the 1930s-era Communist Chinese issue rarities, plus a Bank of Communications, 1913 ‘Hunan’ branch issue discovery note; a 5 Taels, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 “Peking” branch high grade rarity; and a £10 Commonwealth of Australia, ND (1954-59) specimen note rarity.

The session will continue with a Dominican Republic, Banco De La Compania De Credito De Puerto Plata, 1886 issued banknote rarity, previously only known as a remainder; an Imperial Bank of Persia, specimen and issued banknote trio; and a Government of Iraq, 10 Dinars, L. 1931 issued banknote as well as numerous additional worldwide Rarities.

The auction will feature hundreds of additional rare and desirable bonds, shares and banknotes in every price range, for beginners to the advanced collector. Previews will be held by appointment at the Archives International Auctions offices starting Thursday, December 1st to Friday, December 9th, from 10-5. For an appointment call 201-944-4800 or e-mail [email protected].
The online catalogs for the December 6th and 13th sales are on Archives International Auctions’ website and can be viewed via the Archives International live bidding platform. It can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or downloadable .pdf on their website. To pre-register for live internet bidding, log on to the Archives International Auctions website, at

Archives International Auctions is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions and is looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, autographs, and documents to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or e-mail them at [email protected].

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auctions planned for December 6th and 13th, log on to