China, National Government of the Republic of China Allied Victory U.S. dollar Loan of 1942, bond for $1,000, vignettes of train at right, ship at left, small format, text in Chinese, heading in English, olive, with coupons, VF. (1).
China, Republic of China Two Year 1919 Gold LoanTreasury Notes, bond No.1755 for $1,000, attractive vignette of pagoda, black & orange, with new coupons and scrip certificate, the right margin is uneven where original coupons cut, otherwise VF. (1).
China, The 25th Year (1936) ReconstructionLoan of Chekiang Province, second issue, bond for 100 yuan, ornate design incorporates, train, river bridge, and rural scenes, text in Chinese, mauve & blue on pale yellow, with coupons, VF. (1).
China, The 25th Year (1936) United Nationalist Loan, type A, bond No.72493 for 1,000 yuan, ornate border with vignette of Sun Yet Sen at top right, text in Chinese, green & blue on pale orange, with coupons, VF. (1).
China, The 25th Year (1936) United Nationalist Loan, type C, bond No.82469 for 1,000 yuan, ornate border with vignette of Sun Yet Sen at top right, text in Chinese, bright purple & blue, with coupons, VF. (1).
China, The 25th Year (1936) United Nationalist Loan, type E, bond No.38575 for 100 yuan, ornate border with vignette of Sun Yet Sen at top right, text in Chinese, bright violet & blue, with coupons, VF. (1).
China, The 29th Year ReconstructionGold Loan of the Republic of China (1940), bond No.656 for U.S. $5,000, vignettes of trains and bridges, text in Chinese with English on reverse, red, with coupons, scarce high denomination bond, VF. (1).
China, The 30th Year (1941) Republic of China Grain Loan, issued for WWII, bonds for 1 shi and 5 sheng, ornate border, small format, text in Chinese, red and violet respectively, both with coupons, both VF. (2).
China, Tientsin Cotton Yarn, Food and Bond Exchange Co. Ltd., certificate No.1697 for one share of 20 yuan, very attractive design showing some of the products traded on the exchange, including stocks and bonds, cereals, cotton, wool and tiger skins, text in Chinese, red, central fold, otherwise VF. (1).
Chinese Government 8% Bonds for Refunding Internal and Foreign Short Term Debts, bond No.217816 for 100 yuan, dated 1922, ornate border, text in Chinese with English on reverse, grey & dull lilac, with coupons, this issue is listed in Kuhlmann, K630, but only bonds denominated in Japanese yen, VF. (1).
France, 78 certificates from 21 different companies, dated 1890-1930, titles include, 20 x La Soie de Compiegne, 1927, Casino d?Allevard-les-Bains, 1910, Ch. Drecoll Ltd., 1910, La Continentale, 1890, 2 x Comp. Générale de Traction, 1897, Les Manufactures de Liancourt, 1898, 6 x L?Alimentation Economique, 1925, 2 x Les Affreteurs Reunis, 1919, all with coupons, an interesting collection, mostly VF. (78).
Great Britain, 11 certificates of private investment companies, 8 titles, dated 1934-36, all company names either hand written or typed, certificates are numbered 2 to 6, all with embossed seals showing company name, mostly VF. (11).
Great Britain, 17 certificates, dated 1864-1962, titles include, Herefordshire & South Wales Agricultural Manure and Cattle Food Co. Ltd., 1864, Wylie & Lochhead Ltd., 1883, New English Bank of the River Plate Ltd., 1892, United Stone Firms Ltd., 1912, Castle-Eden Steamship Co. Ltd., 1886, Royston Cement Co. Ltd., 1899, English Electro Metallurgical Co. Ltd., 1901, Peninsular Co. Ltd., 1866, County Council of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1906, mostly VF. (17).
Great Britain, 6 certificates petrol or motoring related, Premier Re-Forming Co. Ltd., 1910, Motorists? Mutual Co-Operative Society Ltd., 2 types, both 1909, Motor Petrol Association Ltd., 1914, British Petrol & Motor Equipment Co. Ltd., 1922, and Petrol Users Society Ltd., 1919, mostly VF. (6).
Great Britain, 7 Victorian certificates, Felted Fabric Depot Ltd., 1874, Common Fund Co. Ltd., 1869, Gourock Confectionery Co. Ltd., 1894, Overend, Gurney and Co. Ltd., 1865, DundeePerth and LondonShipping Co., 1868, Rhos-Llantwit Coal Co. Ltd., 1865, and Bennett Park Art Club & Studio Co. Ltd., 1889, mostly VF. (7).
Great Britain, A Sears Holdings collection of 37 certificates, Sears Holdings was the vehicle of Sir Charles Clore (1904-79), parent company of Selfridges and British Shoe Corporation. Clore was a major benefactor of the arts, (Clore Gallery at Tate Britain, Turner collection) and of Jewish charities. Certificates in lot are, J Sears & Co. (True Form Boot Co.), Ltd., 6 x certificates, four types, 1929-53, Sears Holdings Ltd., 10 x certificates, five types, 1955-58, all except one with ink facsimile signature of Charles Clore, 12 x certificates, 3 types, 1959-62, all with printed facsimile signature of Charles Clore, 8 x certificates, three types, 1971-74, and British Shoe Corporation Ltd., loan stock certificate 1974, various colours, some cancelled, mostly VF. (37).
Great Britain, Approximately 1,000 certificates, dated 1970-78, from 90 different Britishcompanies, 40 land and investment companies (200 pieces), 40 industrial companies (250 pieces), quantities from Bass Charington, Brooke Bond, Beechams, Great Universal Stores, United Drapery Stores, British Electric Traction, BICC, many household names, mostly VF. (1,000).
Great Britain, Bala & Festiniog Railway Co., (became part of the Great Western), certificate for ordinary stock, 1883, red ink cancellation across face of certificate, also certificate for debenture stock, 1907 over 18--, stamped cancelled, glue marks on reverse, black and red respectively, both AVF. (2).
Great Britain, Cardiff Steam Laundry Dyeing, Carpet and Window Cleaning Co. Ltd., share certificate, 1901 over 189-, also Queen Street (Cardiff) Arcade Co. Ltd., share certificate, 1886, both with scrollwork at left, both black, some creases and pin holes, both F. (2).
Great Britain, Forcett RailwayCompany, certificate for £20 share, 1876, black on pink paper, the 5 1/2 mile Forcett Valley branch from the Darlington & Barnard Castle Railway kept its identity until merged into the LNER in 1921, creased, otherwise?AVF. (1).
Great Britain, Taff Vale Railway Co., (became part of the Great Western), certificate for ordinary stock, 1889, red ink cancellation across face of certificate, also certificate for preference stock, 1889, cancelled by red ink and perforations, both with scrollwork at left incorporating goat and Prince of Wales feathers, black and blue respectively, both AVF. (2).
Ireland, 15 issued cheques, Bank of Ireland, Waterford, 4 x 1880, 4 x 1887, (different paper and revenue stamp), and 2 x 1930, also Ulster Bank, Pembroke Branch, 3 x 1894, and Naas Branch, 2 x 1928, mostly VF. (15).
Mexico, Mexico Tramways Co., 8 x certificates for ten shares, 2 dated 1906, 1 dated 1908, 3 dated 1909, and 2 dated 1936, also 2 x certificates for hundred shares, both 1953, all with same vignette of electric tram in street scene, orange and brown respectively, cancelled, mostly VF. (10).
Russia, 25 railway and State bonds, Consolidated Railway 1889-90 issues, 4 x 1st series, 5 x 2nd series, and 1 x 3rd series, all for 125 roubles, Armavir-Touapse Railway 1909 Loan, bond for £100, Nicolas Railroad, 1867 issue, bond for 125 roubles, 1869 issue, 2 x bonds for 625 roubles, and State Loan of 1909, 7 x bonds for 500 francs, and 4 x bonds for 2,500 francs, with coupons, F-VF. (25).
Russia, 5 bonds and 2 certificates, Tchoodovsky Cement Works Co. Ltd., 2 x certificates for five shares, both 1915, City of Nikolaef 1912 Loan, 4 x bonds for £100, and Chemin de Fer de la Mer Noire 1913 issue, bond for 500 francs, all bonds with coupons, mostly F-VF. (7).
U.S.A. City and County of San Francisco, Board of Public Works, (CA), 5 x uncancelled $1,000 Montgomery Avenue Gold bonds, all 1873, vignettes of city view, figures representing agriculture and commerce, City seal at top, black on yellow, with coupons, central fold, otherwise, all VF. (5).
U.S.A., Hartford Bridge Co., (CT), certificate No.541 for one share, 1809, scrollwork at left and top, small format, black, embossed seal clearly shows bridge, several endorsements on reverse, neatly marked cancelled in ink, scarce early item, VF. (1).
U.S.A., Lewisburg Bridge Co., (PA), certificate No.963 for one share, made out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1818, company was formed to erect a bridge over the west branch of the Susquehanna at Lewisburg, ornate border, small format, black, embossed seal, VF. (1).
U.S.A., Princeton and Kingston Branch Turnpike Company, Reorganized, company name is hand written, certificate No.7 for capital stock, 1895, vignette of train crossing bridge, black, embossed seal, hole cancelled through signatures, glued to counterfoil, VF. (1).
Brazil, Brazil Railway Co., bonds for £100, £200, and 500 francs, all 1909, and 2 x warrants for preference shares, 1910-12, all with same vignette of train crossing bridge, also bond for 500 francs, 1909, with different vignette of train crossing brick built bridge, various colours, mostly VF. (6).
Chile, Compania Salitrera de Tarapaga y Antofagasta, 10 x certificates for one share, and 8 x certificates for ten shares, 1934-52, vignette of man sewing seeds, blue and mauve respectively, all with UK revenue stamp, all with coupons, all VF or better. (18).
China, Compagnie Generale de Chermins de Fer et de Tramways en Chine, certificate for 1900with vignettes of bridge and rural scenes, with coupons, Bruxelles, single cancellation hole through signature. EF (25)
China, ImperialChinese Government 1908 Gold Loan bond for £20, French issue, with vignette of walled city, green, right and bottom margins uneven from where coupons cut off for payment, no coupons remain. AVF (1).
Great Britain, 6 certificates all health related, Parke?s Drug Stores Ltd., 1920, First Aid Services Ltd., 1937, London Stereoscopic Co. Ltd., 1920, Taylors (Cash Chemists) Trust Ltd., 1933, London Clinic & Nursing Home Ltd., 1929, and Hospital Enterprises Ltd., 1935, VF. (6).
Great Britain, 6 certificates relating to Cornwall, Central Cornwall China Clay Co. Ltd., 1919, East Pool and Agar Ltd., 1918, Wheal Reeth Tin Ltd., 1936, Dolcoath Mine Ltd., 1927, Great Work Tin Mines Ltd., 1935, and Wheal kitty Tin Ltd., 1926, mostly VF. (6).
Great Britain, Consett Spanish Ore Co. Ltd., 9 x certificates for one share, all 1873, ornate heading, black, also transfer certificate dated 1889, all certificates have a little staining and creasing to right hand margin, otherwise VF. (10).
Great Britain, Manchester Ship Canal Co., £100 registered redeemable debenture, 1927, attractive design with vignette of ship at top, blue on buff, printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, UK revenue stamp, VF. (1).
Great Britain, Nidderdale Lead Mining Co. Ltd., certificate for two preference shares, 1865, vignette of entrance to mine at Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, black on pink, minor damage to right edge, otherwise VF. (1).
Great Britain, Provident Institution for Life Insurance & Annuities 4 x share certificates 1807 &1810, large format, two ink cancelled through signatures, on heavy paper, Company acquired in 1906 by the?Rothschilds' Alliance Assurance Company, now Royal Sun Alliance, mostly VF.(4).
Great Britain, Provident Institution for Life Insurance & Annuities 5 x share certificates 1852 & 1857, on vellum, four with transfer certificates, black, Company acquired in 1906 by the?Rothschilds' Alliance Assurance Company, now Royal Sun Alliance, mostly VF. (5).
Italy, Société Anonyme for the Sale of State Domains of the Kingdom of Italy, coupons de jouissance to bearer, series K and series D, both 1865, both ornate with Italian arms at top, also S.p.A. Silos di Genova, 2 x certificates, both 1953, and Societa della Ferrovia Sicula Occidentale Palermo-Marsala-Trapani, unissued, Rome 1930, all VF. (5).
Peru, Compania Nacional del Ferrocarril Mineral de Pasco, bond for 500 soles, Lima 1872, very attractive vignette of train crossing bridge with cattle in foreground, black & blue, with coupons, VF. (1).
Russia, Russian 1822 RothschildLoan, bond No.21549 for £148 or 960 roubles, double headed eagle at top, hand signed by Nathan Meyer Rothschild as contractor in margin, black, with talon, usual weakness at folds, F. (1).
U.S.A. City and County of San Francisco, Board of Public Works, (CA), uncancelled $1,000 Montgomery Avenue Gold bond, 1873, vignettes of city view, figures representing agriculture and commerce, City seal at top, black on yellow, with coupons, central fold, otherwise, VF. (1).
U.S.A., 17 unissued railway certificates, titles include, Kaaterskill Railroad, 18--, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Railroad, 190-, Minneapolis, St. Louis & Canadian Railroad, 19--, Dolgeville & SalisburyRailway, 19--, Canon City & Royal Gorge Railroad, 19--, Union Railway, 1890, Republican Valley and Wyoming Railroad, 188-, eight have vignettes, F-VF. (17).
U.S.A., American Express Co., capital 10,000 shares, certificate No.537 for ten shares, New York, 1866, vignette of dogs head at centre flanked by dockside scene, signed by Henry Wells, William Fargo and Alexander Holland, black with blue border, a nice clean example, VF. (1).
U.S.A., Centre Turnpike Road, leading from Reading to Sunbury, certificate for one share, dated 1821, share held by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, scrollwork at left, small format, black, embossed seal depicts gate, very clean condition for age, VF. (1).
U.S.A., Robbstown and Mountpleasant Turnpike Road, certificate No.185 for one share, dated 1826, share held by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, very small format, black, feint embossed seal, some edge damage which affects one of the signatures, otherwise AVF, scarce. (1).
U.S.A., Susquehanna Bridge Company, Mc Call?s Ferry, certificate No.357 for one share, dated 1814, made out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the companies object was to erect a permanent bridge over the Susquehanna River at or near Mc Call?s ferry, ornate border, black, embossed seal, very clean condition for age, VF. (1).
U.S.A.,American Express Co., capital 2,000 shares, certificate No.657 for five shares, New York, 1860, vignette of dogs head at centre flanked by dockside scene, signed by Henry Wells, William Fargo and Alexander Holland, black, as is usual with this issue, discolouration to paper, otherwise AVF. (1).
US Ephemera - Texas Civil War Treasury Warrant for Military Service 1861 giving 10% per annum interest. Otsego County Bank, Coppertown cheque for $8.82 cents dated 1842 and signed by Fennimore Cooper (famous American writer). Three Pence note, Hartford 1777. Good very fine, all ex Stanley Gibbons auctions.
Collection (10) India, Bank of Bengal share certificates 1893 & 1903, Port of Para Green (4) & red (1) dated 1914. Rodez Coal Company Debenture 1912. Together with Huraki Gold Mines Application form for shares 1900 & Bahia Railway Interest voucher 1935.
China, 10 certificates, Banque Industrial de Chine, 3 x certificates dated 1913, and 2 x certificates dated 1920, all very ornate with dragons, pagoda and town view, Société Belge d?Entreprises en Chine, 1924, Compagnie Générale de Chemins de Fer en Chine, unissued, Compagnie Financière Belgo-Chinoise, 1926, issued and unissued, also Compagnie Générale de Chemins de Fer et de Tramways en Chine, 1920, all with coupons, all VF or better. (10).
China, ImperialChinese Government Hukuang Railways 1911 Gold Loan, 2 x bonds for £20, German issue and French issue, vignette of train, black & green, also Chinese Imperial Government 1898 Gold Loan, bond for £50, uncancelled German issue, orange, all with coupons, all VF. (3).
Great Britain, Grainger & Smith Ltd., 8 x certificates, three types, all 1898, all with vignette of Dudley Castle and ornate border incorporating coats of arms, various colours, all cancelled with red endorsement, otherwise all VF. (8).
Great Britain, Rank Organisation Ltd, 19 x certificates, dated 1960-1977, eight different types, four have the ink stamp signature of Lord Rank (J.Arthur Rank, founder of Rank Films), all have large underprint of the Rank trade mark of a wrestler in a loincloth striking a large gong as used in the opening frames to all Rank movies, various colours, F-VF. (19).
Great Britain, Rugby, Derby & ManchesterRailway, 4 x certificates for five shares, and 4 x certificates for ten shares, all 1845, ornate heading, blue and brown respectively, all have top right hand corner cut away to cancel, mostly F-AVF. (8).
Mexico, City Council of Oaxaca, 3 x bonds for 1,000 pesos, all 1910, ornate with vignette of females head, black & orange, will coupons, also National Railways of Mexico, certificate dated 1910 and bond dated 1907, mostly VF. (5).
Peru, Compania del Ferrocarril de la Oroya y Mineral de Pasco, certificate for £100 share, Lima 1878, very attractive with vignettes including, train, Indian, llamas, and miners, black & brown, red seal, AEF. (1)
Spain, Compania del Ferro-Carril Trasversal del Principado de Cataluna, 23 x titulo de fundacion al portador, all Barcelona 1883, very ornate design incorporates, figures, columns, town, train on bridge, black on yellow, with coupons, mostly VF or better. (23).
Spain, Valencia and Liria Railway Co. Ltd., 11 x bearer warrants for one share, all 1888, attractive design with ornate border, text in English, French and Spanish, brown on cream, UK revenues stamp, with coupons, all VF. or better. (11).
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