Past Auction Highlights at Manifest

The highlights below represent just some of the lots we have sold at prior auctions that we are most proud of.  Many results are record prices for individual categories and items.  Please contact us if you would like a free auction estimate of what your single item or collection would sell for at our next sale.






1934 $10,000 Banknote

We were excited to offer the highest denomination of United States currency issued for public use.  The high sales price reflects the rarity and popularity of this issue.

February 28th, 2015


Sold for $87,750 to a Floor Bidder

Kelly Tires Sign

Not only is this the most expensive porcelain sign we have ever sold, but its one of the rarest and most collectible signs in the entire hobby! This sign represents in many ways the apex of porcelain sign design and manufacturing.

February 28th, 2015



#1 Florida Brown Back

1882 #1 brown backs are highly prized by all national banknote collectors.  This note from Fernandina, Florida sold for close to $60,000.

July 11th, 2015



Unique Georgia Deuce

This lazy deuce from Newnan, Georgia sold for a world record price for any GA national banknote.  The prior record was only $29,900.

July 11th, 2015



Colorado Territorial

This beautiful note sold for more than double its catalog value of $25,000.

October 24th, 2015



1902 $50 KS Red Seal

This note currently holds the world record for a Kansas national banknote.  The presale estimate was just $8,000 – $12,000!

July 11th, 2015



1877 Carson City $10 Gold Coin

This coin sold for almost $40,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $12,000 – $18,000.  Gold coins in high grades or from key-dates and mint marks always draw lots of attention.

February 28th, 2015



Colorado Territory Ace

Here is another note that sold for almost twice the pre-sale high estimate of $20,000.  Territorials are scarce and this one was a tough denomination.

July 11th, 2015



Serial #1 Original Series $10 National

The combination of grade, rarity, and having the serial number one led to a very impressive result for an early national bank note.

October 25th, 2014



Ultra High Grade 1896 $5 Educational

This beautiful silver certificate soared past the pre-sale estimate of $10,000 – $20,000 to finish at a very impressive price.

July 12th, 2014



Charlotte, NC 1875 $2 Lazy Deuce

With our main auction facility located in South Carolina, any banknote with ties to the South has a chance to sell really well.

October 25th, 2014



Salt Lake City, Utah Territory Banknote

Attractive and fresh to market national banknotes always sell best at auction.  This Utah territorial is a great example of that.

October 25th, 2014



1918 $500 Boston Federal Reserve Note

The market is very strong right now for any high denomination banknote from 1920 early.  They are very scarce and popular.

February 28th, 2015



Home Bank of Canada

This very pretty and rare Canadian banknote had a pre-sale estimate of $5,000 – $7,500.  It ended up selling for almost $27,000 USD.

July 11th, 2015



Extremely Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin

The Ty Cobb tin is generally considered the rarest and most valuable tobacco tin to serious collectors.  These tins are also of interest to baseball card collectors; these are the tins that the famous T206 Honus Wagner cards came in.

July 13th, 2014



Sinclair Red Dino Sign

This Sinclair sign had the perfect mix of condition, size, rarity, color, and brand.  We thought it could sell for as much as $10,000, the final price of more than $16,000 even surprised us!

July 11th, 2015



Ethan, South Dakota #1 Banknote

Here is a circulated 1929 banknote that sold exactly where we thought it would.  It more than tripled the previous world record for any small size SD national.

October 24th, 2015



Santa Fe Railroad Scout Porcelain Sign

This high grade Railroad related porcelain sign sold for more than twice as much as the previous auction record for the Scout sign.

July 13th, 2014



1934 $1000 Richmond Light Green Seal

This isn’t even a top 25 highlight for banknotes we have auctioned, but it is still a very impressive price for a 1934 $1000.

October 25th, 2014



High End French Art Glass Vase

This is one of the nicest pieces of French art glass we have had the privilege of offering for sale at auction.  The vase sold extremely well considering it was under ten inches tall.

October 24th, 2015



H.P. Hood Porcelain Sign

This sign had the right mix of condition, popularity, and subject matter.  We believe it is a record for a dairy sign.

July 13th, 2014



Monumental Daum Nancy Vase

We are always extremely interested in choice French art glass.  Large or rare pieces are the most sought after and usually find dozens of interested bidders.  Daum Nancy, Emile Galle, Lalique, Argy Rousseau and American makers like Tiffany all sell extremely well.

February 28th, 2015



Old Joe's Steam Beer Porcelain Sign

This is another example of how high grade advertising signs can go crazy at auction.  The pre-sale estimate was only $1,000 – $2,000.

July 13th, 2014



18" Handel Table Lamp

Handel table lamps (especially of the 18 inch variety) are some of favorite pieces to auction.  They are beautiful, extremely popular, and usually appeal to a wide range of collectors.  Premium examples can easily sell for high four or low five figures.

October 25th, 2014