Gavels 'n' Paddles: Republic of Mexico bond, $8,555, Archives International

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
An 1865 bond of the Republic of Mexico, signed by General Gaspar Sanchez Ochoa, who was dispatched to the U.S. by Mexico as a secret agent after that country’s invasion by France in the 1860s, sold for $8,555 at a two-day, two-session auction held Oct. 24 (in New York City) and Oct. 29 (in Fort Lee, N.J.), by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee. Also, an 1867 Western Union stock ticker rang up $5,605; and a First Liberty Loan converted, 4 ¼ percent gold bond (1932-1947) brought $5,310. Prices include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Republic of Mexico bond, $8,555, Archives International