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Rare Scottish FORCED Loan Document Raised To Defeat The Royalist English During The Civil War
Nov 25 2014

On 28th November 2014 Spink London will offer for sale one of only two known existing documents issued to raise money for a Scottish invasion of England, estimated at £4,000 - 5,000.  Lot 383 This certificate for 600 merks (£400) was issued to pay for the troops, drawn from Scottish Covenanters, who joined with Cromwell's forces to help defeat Charles I. Printed with hand date insertion of 22nd August, 1644. "Forced" loans were a common way of raising money for both sides during...

Rare Bonds & Shares to be Sold by Spink Switzerland
Jun 04 2014

On the 7th of June 2014, Spink Switzerland will be holding an auction of "Bonds and Share Certificates of the World".  The auction contains a diverse selection of rare and historically important items from Europe and the United States.  Highlights of the sale include lot 119, a bill of the exchange, 1756, for the supply of the North-American Expedition, signed by Benjamin Franklin, and lot 121, a eighth share certificate, 1787, issued by the famous French Compagnie des Indes, establ...

Spink Sells Share in Privateer
May 30 2014

Today, May 30th, Spink London achieved a number of results well over estimate in an auction of 'Bonds & Share Certificates of the World'.  The sale offered a wide selection of 700 rare lots from across the globe, many of which have not been seen on the market for over eighteen years. Highlights included lot 378, a rare certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success 'and 'Speedwell' to the South Seas, both in charge of Captain John Clipperton (English pirate and Private...

Rare Bonds and Shares Offered at Spink London
May 22 2014

On May 30th, Spink London will hold an auction of Bonds & Share Certificates of the World. The sale will offer a diverse selection of rare material, with lots dating back to the eighteenth century and with many that haven't been seen on the market for thirty years.  Consisting of over 700 lots from across the globe, highlights include lot 378, a rare certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success' and 'Speedwell', in the charge of John Clipperton, to the South Seas.&nb...