Memphis Gearing Up|
May 20, 2013
Collectors preparing to head to Memphis for the International Paper Money Show, June 14-16 in the East Hall of the Cook Convention Center, will want to watch their email for Lyn Knight auction news and visit www.memphisipms.com for detailed show information.
The Knight Memphis auction will be held in four sessions, beginning on Thursday, June 13 at 5 p.m. with world paper money. Details of the world notes are already posted at lynknight.com, with the other sessions likely to follow soon.
The first session of U.S. paper money is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Presented then will be large-size type featuring the William Horton, Jr. Collection and then moving into small-size type and, according to Lyn Knight, “a very impressive collection of error notes including a 1928 $10/5 Federal Reserve Note and a 1976 $2 doubled third printing.” The most impressive of these first session error lots, however, is a newly discovered $2 1963 mismatched serial number, “the first ever reported.”
Rounding out the session will be be Colonial, featuring Georgia, and Continentals and Obsoletes. Among the Obsoletes is a California and Utah mail line. Also highlighting is a Nicollet county bank of Saint Peter, Minn. note.
Confederate lots include the archive of William Mumford, who was hung on June 7, 1862 for taking down the U.S. flag from the New Orleans Mint.
Saturday, June 15, at 5 p.m. will begin the sale of 1,000 or so National Bank Notes, with most states represented.
Included in this session are “white paper $20 Gold Bank Notes from Petaluma and San Francisco, with the Petaluma being unique.” From Colorado, “both Cripple Creek and Steamboat Springs and a lovely Territorial” are presented.
Several Florida notes are also up for bid, highlighted by a No. 1 sheet of Brooksville from 1902. New York has many attractive lots, including “a wonderful 1875 $50 and an Original $100, the third finest seen.”
Selections from Georgia, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wyoming are also available.
Sunday, June 16, will feature the Japan Destiny Collection, beginning at 4 p.m. Beside the auction and a bourse of top paper money dealers from around the world, exhibits will again be a primary attraction on the floor.
“We may not have quite as many cases of displays as we could have,” Knight said. “But I promise you will want to see the notes being shown.”
A full slate of education presentations is also planned.
Knight also advises that on Friday there will be a roundtable discussion led by John Rowe and Neil Shafer, who will be talking about the Amon Carter collection of world bank notes and collecting world bank notes from the American perspective. Time and location are yet to be determined.
Regular show hours are June 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $20 for a family show pass or $7 one day-one person pass.
Lot viewing is June 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; June 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for Session 4 lots only).
For additional Knight auction information, visit www.lynknight.com. For additional IPMS information visit www.memphisipms.com or contact bourse chairman Doug Davis, telephone 817-723-7231; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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