September 23, 2014

HWPH Auction coming up in mid-October

The latest catalogs to arrive come from HWPH (Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG). Once again, Matthias Schmitt is offering some nice certificates including a 40-piece collection of American Express certificates, with about half signed by James Fargo.

The focus of this sale is primarily German material and to a lesser extent, Russian certificates. However, as usual, Herr Schmidt offers a substantial number of North American certificates. Of the 1,996 lots in the sale, 248 are North American (including Central America and Cuba.) Of that number, 63 lots are single-item railroad certificates plus 6 more multi-item lots.

As usual, the sale is divided into three catalogs. Auktion 35 and ’50 Highlights’ is the live auction to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Wiesbaden. The live sale totals 898 lots. Auktion 36 is the online auction and includes 1,098 lots. You may see the entire sale online at Unlike most auctions, HWPH online images are large enough to see details.

To give you an idea of the selection, I have included names of all North American railroads involved in the sales.

Please contact HWPH online or at +49-81-06-24-61-88 to get copies of catalogs from the sale.

Akron Canton & Youngstown Railway Co New Jersey Junction Railroad Co.
Atlantic Mississippi & Ohio Railroad Co New York Rutland & Montreal Co
Bedford & Bridgeport Rail Road Co New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad Co
Bellefonte & Snow Shoe Rail Road Co New York Westchester & Connecticut Traction Co
Bellingham & Northern Railway Co New York & Ottawa Railroad Co
Broad Top Improvement Co Newfoundland Railway Co
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co Panama Rail Road Co
Chartiers Railway Co Pecksport Connecting Railway Co
Chartiers Railway Co Penn Van & New York Railway Co
Chesapeake Ohio & Southwestern Railroad Co Peoria & Oquawka Rail Road Co
Chicago Brazil & Ohio River RR & Coal Co Philadelphia & Atlantic City Railroad Co
Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railway Co Pittsburgh Cincinnati & St Louis Railway Co
Columbus Piqua & Indiana Railroad Co Port Reading Railroad Co
CompaƱia del Ferro-Carril Cienfuegos Villa Clara Potosi & Rio Verde Railway Co
CompaƱia de Tranvias y Fomento de Ciego de Avila Pullman Railroad Co
Farmingdale & Squan Village Rail Road Co Reading Co
Fitchburg & Worcester Rail Road Co Schoolcraft & Three Rivers Railroad Co
Galveston Houston & Henderson RR Co South Mountain Rail Road Co
Georgia & Florida Railroad Southern Pennsylvania Iron & Railroad Co
Government of Honduras Syracuse Binghampton & New York Railroad Co
Grand Junction Rail Road & Depot Co Terre Haute & South-Eastern Railroad Co
Illinois Iowa & Minnesota Railway Co Texarkana Shreveport & Natchez Railway Co
International Railroad Co Tivoli Hollow Railroad Co
Lackawanna Rail Road Co Toledo Tiffin & Eastern
Louisville New Orleans & Texas Railway Co Town of Cherry Creek (NY)
Memphis & Little Rock Railway Co Town of Schroeppel
Milwaukee Terminal Railway Co Uniontown & West Virginia Railroad Co
Mobile & Alabama Grand Trunk Railroad Co Virginia & Southeastern Railway Co
Mobile & Ohio Car Trust Wabash St Louis & Pacific Railway
Montana Railroad Co Warren & Ouachita Railway
Naugatuck Railroad Co Winfield Texas & Gulf Railway Co
New Haven & West Haven Horse RR Co