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Treasures abound in AIA sale

More than 1,400 lots of world bank notes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates), coins and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction Feb. 7-8 in the offices of Archives International Auctions at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, N.J.


A high-grade 1908 China, Sin Chun Bank of China 20 dollars, in PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated, will cross the block.

Start times for both days is 10:30 a.m. EST.

Featured in the auction is the second part of the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives of rare Chinese bank notes. AIA held the first auction from this Family archives in 2015. This portion was held by a different family member unknown to them at the time and includes many rare issues that were not included in the first offering.

Featured in the Chinese session on day 2 is a group of high grade Sin Chun Bank of China notes from the Pogrebetsky Collection. Other highlights are a new find of Imperial Bank of China 1898-issued notes from an old estate in Florida; a collection of Middle Eastern notes, including a group of bank notes from Jordan, Iran, Iraq and Qatar & Dubai; and hundreds of rare railroad stocks and bonds as well as an extensive selection of rare scripophily.

Session 1 on Feb. 7 offers 585 lots of U.S. bank notes, U.S. and world scripophily and security printing ephemera.

Session 2, scheduled for Feb. 8, has 851 lots of Chinese and world bank notes and coins and Chinese scripophily. Included are 265 lots of Chinese bank notes featuring the Pogrebetsky family Archives as well as many other rare notes from numerous consignments; more than 60 lots of rare Chinese scripophily; more than 480 lots of world bank notes as well as more than 60 lots of Chinese, Japanese and world coins.


This rare one gold fen from the Russo-Asiatic Bank, 1913-1917, is being offered by Archives International Auctions in the firm’s Feb. 7 and 8 sale in New Jersey.

Additional highlights include the finest-known graded 10 shilling Treasury Note, ND (1914), PMG Gem Unc. 65; and a Russo-Asiatic Bank, one gold fen, 1913-1917 “Kuld’sha, Chuguchak & Kashgar” issue rarity.

Previews will be held at the Archives International Auctions offices in Fort Lee, on Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and by appointment.

For an appointment call (201) 944-4800 or email


Attractive George V 10 shillings Treasury Note, ND (1914) in PMG Gem Unc. 65.

The online catalogs for the 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. To pre-register for live event Internet bidding, you may log on to the Archives International Auctions website, at

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, N.J. 07024.

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