Manifest Auctions Blog

October 25th Auction Available For Bidding

You can register for the auction here. The catalog cover gives you a good idea of the types and quality of items that will be available.  There is a wide selection of both collectible and bullion gold and silver coins.  We have several nice early 20th century American reverse painted lamps available.  French art glass…

october 2014 auction cover

About Our Upcoming Auction

We wanted to take a few minutes and let everyone know about the great consignments that will be part of our October 25th auction.  Here is a quick listing: National Bank Notes: Charlotte, NC 1875 Lazy Deuce Columbia, SC 1902 $5 Red Seal Lexington, VA 1882 $5 Brown Back Longton, KS 1902 $10 Red Seal…

Antique Trader Advertisement July 13th Auction

We are of course biased.  However, you have to like color, condition, and rarity of the items offered in our upcoming advertising memorabilia auction.  We ran a full page ad in the last two Antique Trader magazines to show off some of the highlights.  The ad looks great, but trust us when we say that…


Hot Upcoming Auction Lots

We are only about two weeks away from our upcoming currency and advertising memorabilia auctions.  A few items have already garnered some significant interest.  While we are expecting some of the higher end items to bring bidders to the actual live auction, it has been the mid-level collector items that are already drawing a crowd….


Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin

We are very excited to be able to offer a fine example of the Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin in our upcoming July 13th Advertising Auction.  These tins are exceptionally rare and highly prized by both tobacco tin collectors and baseball card collectors.  A rare variant of the T-206 Ty Cobb card with the Ty Cobb…


June Bank Note Reporter Ad

If you missed it, we took out a full page ad in June Bank Note Reporter with just a small selection of some of the highlights from our July 12th currency auction.


One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

Canada issued $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $1000 banknotes dated as 1954.  As a general rule, these are very common.  However, in numismatics there is an always an exception to the rule.  There are two main varieties for these issues.  There are “Devil’s Face” notes and “Modified Portrait” notes.  Devil’s Face or…


The Problem With Buying & Selling On Ebay

There is an unfortunate misconception that all auctions are created equal.  Some people believe that where you sell doesn’t matter.  If you pick the wrong auction venue then you could potentially be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.  We are going to specifically explain the difference between us and ebay. The Buyer’s Perception: Selling…

The Wonderful World of National Bank Notes

It seems appropriate that our first blog post should be about the greatest numismatic collectible, national banknotes. The History of National Currency:  Between 1863 and 1935 any bank in the United States or its territories could issue its own currency, provided that it was a national bank.  There were lots of requirements to become a…