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1876 AUSTRIAN EMPIRE GOLD BOND WITH A NAZI CONNECTION

Austria 200 Florin 1876 Gold BondAustria 200 Florin 1876 Gold Bond
In October 1876 the Austrian Empire issued these 200 and 1000 Florin (Gulden) perpetual 4% gold bearer bond. According to its original terms the 200 Florin bond paid a tax-free semi-annual interest payment of 4 Austrian or Hungarian Gold Florins or 10 gold French Francs or 8.1 German Mark. The 1000 Florin bond paid five times that amount. Though the bond may have been perpetual, governments are not.  After the collapse of the Austrian Empire following World War I the terms of the bonds were changed. Interest would only be paid annually and the amount would depend on the amount of funds collected from the successor nations of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.  In March 1938 Nazi Germany annexed Austria and redeemed the bonds.  The bonds were put into storage at the Reichsbank in Berlin where they were forgotten for over 75 years. The large-sized bonds measure approximately 9.5" x 15" (24 x 38 cm)   Having been actively traded for over 60 years the bonds show moderate wear.  They are written in both German and French. Included is a full sheet of 24 coupons, due to be redeemed from 1937 to 1960. The bond and coupon sheet are cancelled with a single punch.
Item BND-AT-200FL AUSTRIA 200 FLORIN GOLD BOND 1876, VG-F $9.00
Item BND-AT-1000FL AUSTRIA 1000 FLORIN GOLD BOND 1876, VG-F $10.00
Item BND-AT-BOTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE AUSTRIAN 1876 GOLD BONDS $15.00




OLD CHINESE LOTTERY LOAN BOND

China 1926 Lottery Loan Bond for Port of Whampoa
The Republic of China issued this 5 Dollar Second Nationalist Government Lottery Loan bond in 1926 to raise money to finance improvements in the Port of Whampoa in Canton, (now Pazou, a section of Guangzhou).  Rather than pay interest the bonds were automatically entered into a tri-monthly lottery that paid prizes from $1,000 to $50,000. This made the bonds popular with the Chinese, who are natural gamblers.  The front of the bond is in Chinese, the reverse in English.  Both the front and back are underprinted with a map of the port. The bonds specify that they are denominated  as "5 Dollars Canton Currency".  At the time the bond was issued China was involved in a three-way civil war between Northern China, Southern China and the Communists, each issuing its own currency, so it was necessary to specify which exactly Chinese currency.   The bond measures about 7 1/4" x 5" (18cm x 13cm).
Item BND-CN26-5D CHINA 5 DOLLARS 1926 LOTTERY LOAN BOND, VF-XF $10.00



OLD PRE-1945 UNCANCELLED GERMAN BONDS

Uncancelled pre-1945 German bonds
We recently acquired an amazing hoard of old, uncancelled, German bonds.   The bonds date from about 1924 to 1943. These were high quality bonds that were probably held as an investment - until Germany lost the war.  Most were issued by state or municipal banks in denominations ranging from 100 Marks to 1000 Marks or more.  Many are Pfandbrief (secure mortgage bonds - which supposedly have never defaulted in over 200 years) or are payable in gold.  Some include coupons - with all coupons after mid-1945 still remaining.   Most are about 8.5" x 12" (21cm x 29cm).  We have seen some similar bonds sell for $50 or more, but we have far too many varieties to list them individually, so will sell them by general type at a discounted price.  Every lot is different.  All bonds are uncancelled and are in nice condition.
Item BND-DE-REICH GERMAN REICHSMARK BOND 1926-1938 Uncancelled $8.00
Item BND-DE-REICHx3 3 DIFFERENTGERMAN REICHSMARK BOND 1926-1938 Uncancelled $19.00
Item BND-DE-WWII GERMAN WORLD WAR II REICHSMARK BOND, 1939-1944, Uncancelled $7.00
Item BND-DE-WWIIx5 5 DIFFERENT GERMAN WORLD WAR II REICHSMARK BONDS, 1939-1944, Uncancelled $25.00



HISTORIC 1930 YOUNG PLAN BONDS ATTEMPT TO PAY GERMAN WAR REPARATIONS

Germany - 1000 Swiss Francs 1930 Young Plan Bond with coupons
After its defeat in World War I, Germany was saddled with heavy war reparations, the repayment of which contributed to the 1923 German hyperinflation and helped bring Hitler to power.  An attempt was made in 1924 to restructure the payments, however that quickly failed.  A second attempt was made in 1929.  The proposal was known as the Young Plan.  It was named after its chairman, American industrialist Owen D. Young, who founded the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and was Chairman of General Electric.   The Young Plan reduced payments by about 20%, stretched payment out over 58 years, and created the Bank of International Settlements to facilitate the reparation payments.  One third of the annual reparations were to be paid by Germany from general revenue, however that payment could be postponed. Two thirds of the annual payments were to be financed by a consortium of American banks and were "unconditional".  In 1930 bonds were issued various currencies to help implement the plan.  The plan however quickly failed.  The stock market crash of 1929, the start of the Great Depression and the collapse of international trade made the plan infeasible. As might be expected, the plan was unpopular with most Germans and Hitler made repudiation of the war reparations a major element of his campaigns.  He repudiated the debt after becoming Chancellor in 1933. After Germany's defeat in World War II the payments were again restructured, and Germany finally paid off the last of its reparation debt and interest in 2020, 92 years after its defeat in World War I.  We offer ab  historic `000 Swiss Francs 1930 Young Plan Bond.   The bonds paid 5 1/2% interest.  They have texts in German, English and French.    The large sized bonds measure approximately 11.75" x 16.5" (300 x 420mm) and have been punch canceled.  The Swiss bonds include a partial sheet of 41 coupons, dating from June 1, 1945 to June 1 1965.  They are important but rarely seen financial instruments.
Item BND-YOUNG-SWISS 1000 SWISS FRANCS 1930 YOUNG BOND VF-cancelled $7.00


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HUNDIS FROM INDIA

India Hundi Note, 1 RupeeIndia 2 Rupee Hundi Note
The Hundi is a financial instrument developed by the native bankers in India.  It can perform a variety of banking tasks.  Depending on how it is written it may act like a Bill of Exchange, extension of credit, transfer of funds, or a travelers check. The Indian government, seeing a lucrative source of revenue, required all Hundis to be written on a special watermarked government form bearing a tax imprint.  We offer a set of two Hundi notes.  Included is a Hundi bearing a 2 Rupee tax imprint on a mostly blank form that references another document, and a Hundi bearing a 1 Rupee tax imprint that is on a pre-printed form for the Swadeshi Cotton Mills Company Limited. The Hundis are approximately 220mm x 130mm (5.25” x 8.75”) and were issued in the 1970’s. It is an unusual financial instrument that is rarely offered for sale.
Item PM-HUNDI SET OF 2 INDIAN HUNDI NOTES: 1 & 2 RUPEES, CANCELLED $4.50




SOVIET UNION LOTTERY BONDS

Soviet Union 1982 50 Rubles loterry bond
Opportunities for savings or investment were severely limited in the Soviet Union.  One could put their money into the state bank which paid 2% to 3% interest or one could buy government issued lottery bonds.  These 25 and 50 Ruble lottery bond was issued by the Soviet Union in 1982.   Monthly drawings were held over a 20-year period. Prizes ranging from 100 Rubles to 10,000 Rubles (or a new Volga automobile and 5000 Rubles. Over the 20-year period approximately 32% of the bonds would be drawn for a prize, the rest would get back their principal.  With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and subsequent inflation, the bonds became virtually worthless.  The green bond measures 160 x 116mm.  They are historic items from the final decade of the Soviet Union.
NEWItem BND-USSR82-25R USSR 25 RUBLES BOND, 1982 VF-XF $3.75
Item BND-USSR82-50R USSR 50 RUBLES BOND, 1982 VF-XF $4.50
NEWItem BND-USSR82-X2 BOTH OF THE ABOVE USSR 25 & 50 RUBLES BONDS, 1982 $7.00





OLD MINING COMPANY STOCKS

Collection of old mining company stock certificates
Mining Companies were once the hottest, most speculative stocks around, much like technology stocks are today. We have a collection of 8 old mining stock certificates dating from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The collection includes cancelled certificates from Dayrock Mining Co., Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co., Marsh Mines Consol-idated, Monitor Mining Co., Sherman Lead Co., Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mining Co., United States Mining Co. and an unissued certificate of Hercules Mining Co.. The companies are all long gone.  The Goldfield, Monitor, and Tamarack certificates have nice vignettes of miners at work.  It is a fun and historic collection that is worthy of framing.
Item STK-MINE8 8 DIFFERENT OLD MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATES $15.00



THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN - BANKRUPT BLUE CHIP STOCKS

Pan American World Airways 100 Shares stock certificateGeneral Motors stock certificate
Pan American and General Motors were once considered some of the best and safest stocks in America - yet both companies went bankrupt leaving shareholders with virtually nothing.
Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was once the world's largest airline.  Its extensive network included two around the world routes.  By 1968 its fleet of 150 jets had scheduled passenger service to 122 airports in 86 countries on every continent except for Antarctica. The deregulation of the airline industry in the United States in 1978 and the growing power of foreign rivals cut into its once thriving business.  U.S. government policies that often favored its rivals, poor management decisions, higher fuel prices and decreased travel caused by the First Gulf War forced the company into bankruptcy in January 1991.
In the 1960's General Motors was the world's largest automobile company and sold over half of the cars in the United States.  They also manufactured locomotives, farm tractors, truck and boat engines and home appliances.  The company filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and had to be bailed out by the United States government.
We offer cancelled, engraved stock certificates from both of these once great companies.  The Pan American World Airways certificate is dated from the mid 1960's to early 1970's.  The red certificate for 100 Shares and has the facsimile signature of its founder Juan Tripp who was the Chairman from 1927 until 1968.    Its beautiful vignette includes an eagle over two allegorical men and globes of the world.   The General Motors stock certificate is dated between the 1960's and the 1980's and has a vignette that includes a futuristic car, truck and locomotive.  Both serve as a reminder that hot stocks sometimes turn ice cold.
Item STK-PAN-AM PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS STOCK CERTIFICATE, 100 SHARES, Cancelled $7.00
Item STK-GM1 GENERAL MOTORS STOCK CERTIFICATE  Cancelled $5.00



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