NEW YORK & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archives International Auctions, in association with Dynasty Auctions Company, Ltd., will offer the Allen Berk collection of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes at the Harbor Plaza North Point Hotel, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong followed by Dynasty Auctions Company offering of rare and desirable Chinese and Asian philatelic material over three days.
There will be over 1,000 lots of rare Chinese, Asian and Worldwide Banknotes, coins and scripophily offered with many rarities and discovery notes featured in this outstanding auction as well as many philatelic rarities that have been off the market for over 30 years or more. One of the major numismatic highlights of the auction from the Berk collection is a 1904 Hupeh Government Cash Bank, high-grade rarity. “We are proud to offer the China and Asia portion of the Allen Berk Collection and also 'The Hamtramck Collection', both never offered before at auction and almost all of the banknotes having been off the market between 20 to 50 years,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions. The lots for both auctions will be available for viewing at the Harbor Plaza North Point Hotel in Hong Kong from January 23-25, 2013. The auction features hundreds of rare items including many Hong Kong banknotes highlighted by the Mercantile Bank of India, 1954, $100 Issue.
One of the many worldwide banknote highlights includes an exceptional 1666 Swedish banknote rarity, a Stockholms Banco, Daler Sylvermynt issue banknote. This note represents one of the first paper money issues in the western world and is estimated between $30,000-$50,000 U.S.. There will also be over 40 lots of rare Chinese and Japanese coins offered for the first time to the collecting community. There will be over 140 lots of Worldwide banknotes in addition to the Chinese banknote offering with rare and exciting notes from Macau; Singapore; Laos; Viet Nam; South America; Africa; Sweden; Korea; Indonesia and many other countries included.
The auction will take place at the Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel, located at 665 King’s Road in Hong Kong. The auction will start Saturday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. local time. Collectors unable to attend in person may participate live and online, through the Archives International Auctions website, at www.archivesinternational.com. The website also provides a link to a virtual catalog of all the lots as well as information on absentee bidding.
To consign one item or an entire collection to upcoming future auctions, Archives International Auctions can be reached at (201) 944-4800 or can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dynasty Auctions Company, Ltd., one of the premier China and Asia Philatelic Auctioneers in Hong Kong, will be presenting an exceptional array of Asian philatelic material at auction on January 27-28, 2013 following Archives International sale on January 26. Dynasty’s sale features China, including Empire, Republic, Taiwan, PRC, also Hong Kong, Macao and other Asian countries, plus Japan. Their catalog can be viewed on their website at www.dynastyauctions.net. They may be reached by phone in Hong Kong at 852.3153.5541 or by email at email@example.com.
For more information about Archives International Auctions and the upcoming Hong Kong auction, please visit their websites at www.ArchivesInternational.com.
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