The Montgomery Collection of Confederate Bonds & Fiscal Documents will be auctioned on November 17, 2022 by Lyn Knight Auctions in partnership with Archives International Auctions and will consist of 512 lots, including a large collection of rare CSA Bond items. The most important Confederate bonds and financial documents to be sold at auction since the Frederick R. Mayer Collection of Confederate Banknotes and Bonds was offered by RM Smythe at the 2007 Memphis auction.
The Montgomery Collection has been compiled for fifty years by passionate collectors with a commitment to completing the Confederate Bond collection. There are over 300 types and varieties of Confederate Bonds. and when a copy appears Obviously a lower serial number or better condition sample must be obtained for his collection. The Montgomery Collection consists of 43 bond samples with Serial Numbers 10 or lower, including those Serial #1 bonds. 9 different, as well as 5 different Serial #2 bonds. This collection also includes many examples that deserve further research and includes diversity with serial number ranges that are beyond the previously documented documentation. this for those problems
The first Confederate bond was issued in Montgomery, Ala., the first capital of the Confederacy. It was founded in February 1862 by seven states that seceded from the United States after the Lincoln election. The capital was moved to Richmond. Virginia in May 1861 Highlights from the Montgomery Collection include 6 different examples of February 28, 1861, Montgomery, Ala. Rare issues of T7 to T10 from $50 to $1000 denominations, all printed by the American Bank Note Company in New Orleans. There are also 6 desirable T11 to T14 bond samples: Unissued, $100, T14-B21 bond known to exist only 7 or 8. Character only, T-11 and T12 bonds, rare 8
Other highlights include Richmond, VA Oct. 26, 1861, T115-B141, $500,000 banknote credit certificate, listed as rare level 7; CSA Act of February 17, 1864, T162-B341, $8000, S/N 15 Bonds Unique to This Currency, Outstanding S/N 1 Bonds, CSA Act of February 17, 1864. . 1864, T172-B352, $100,000, currency rarity; Historical CSA Act of April 21, 1862, $1,000, T124-B151, S/N 1,000, last edition of 1,000 prints and signed on the reverse by James Murray Mason, forced to leave. CSA ship, Trent by the US Navy cause an international incident with the United Kingdom Also known as the Trent Affair, this bond is one of four certificates provided by John J. Ford, receiving S/Ns 997 to 1,000 from the Erlanger Company in London in the late 1950s; There are dozens of additional rare and desirable bonds in this collection. Many have not appeared at auctions in the past several decades. and some of them made their first appearance at auction.
The online catalog and live bidding platform for Thursday, November 17, 2022 auctions is on the Lyn Knight Currency Auctions website at LynKnight.com. They can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or as a downloadable PDF at the live link on their website.