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June 2019 IPMS Floor Auction > Session 2 - June 14 @ 6 PM CT - US


Lot #51062 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-14 $4 November 29, 1775
Boar charging spear vignette. Lightly circulated and seen with pleasing paper. The Newman note, graded AU 50 Apparent, topped the $500 figure just a few months ago.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51063 - Continental Currency - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
CC-19 $1/6 February 17, 1776
Of this four Fugio fractional denominations this $1/6 note is the toughest one. Lightly circulated and with bold red-inked signature and serial number. Much better margins than we usually see.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #51064 - Continental Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
CC-20 $1/3 February 17, 1776
A very satisfying mid-grade fractional Continental. Bold interlocking chain links on the back with the names of each Colony connoting unity in our fledgling nation's struggle for independence.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51065 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-21 $1/2 February 17, 1776
A well margined Continental note with bright signature and serial number as well as boldly printed devices. Always popular with the Fugio sundial and "Mind Your Business" motto.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51066 - Continental Currency - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
CT-21/22 $1/2-$2/3 February 17, 1776 Block of Six Notes
Any larger multiple of these Fugio fractional denominations is rare. PCGS notes Restorations, design redrawn. Really not bad at all in terms of eye appeal. Each note with face and back motifs created by Ben Franklin. The face shows the sundial with "MIND YOUR BUSINESS" motto. The back has 13 interlocked chain links with the names of the original colonies. The surrounds the motto "We are One." This block first sold in 2015 for over $2,000 and it would not surprise us at all to see a similar realization this evening.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51067 - Continental Currency - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
CC-22 $2/3 February 17, 1776
A very lightly circulated Fugio fractional Continental note. Signed by Taylor. Although not wide the margins are complete on all sides. The Newman notes in nice AU grade tended to sell between $2,000-$4,000 each.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #51068 - Continental Currency - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
CC-22 $2/3 February 17, 1776 Benjamin Levy Autograph
PMG comments rust, repaired. We see no evidence of either. Signed by Benjamin Levy. Levy is the only confirmed Jewish signer of Continental Currency and notes with his signature have been collected avidly by both Jew and Gentile alike. The host note by itself is worth several hundred dollars. What makes this note so special is that Levy's signature is incredibly rare on Fugio fractional Continentals. We have done a lot of research and asked some of the specialists and they have only seen maybe one other in a combined many decades of experience. The serial number and Levy signature are both bold red. An absolutely wonderful hidden rarity, the likes of which can only be found in the arenas of Colonial and Continental Currency. A once in a lifetime opportunity.
Grade: PMG XF 40 Net   
Lot #51069 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-22 $2/3 February 17, 1776
Bold red inked signature and serial number adds a lot to the eye appeal of this Continental. The $2/3 denomination is the second scarcest of the four fractional denominations from this emission.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51070 - Continental Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
CC-29 $7 February 17, 1776
A diagonal corner bend is all that keeps this superior Continental from approaching the Gem grade. It has great margins, bold signatures, and loads of eye appeal.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51071 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-36 $6 May 9, 1776
A lightly circulated Continental with bold Coombe and Tuckniss signatures. Nearly fully framed and well printed. In the FUN sale, we just saw an AU 58 sell for over $500.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51072 - Continental Currency - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
CC-37 $7 May 9, 1776
A delightful Continental with bold signatures, excellent printing, and just a trimmed right margin which limits the grade.
Grade: PMG UNC 62   
Lot #51073 - Continental Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
CC-50 $5 November 2, 1776
Huge margins are seen on all sides of this lovely Continental. The printing quality is superior, showing the Hand Pricked by Thorns vignette on the face and the dual leaf nature print on the back.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51074 - Continental Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CC-53 $8 November 2, 1776
A very nice quality $8 note.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51075 - Continental Currency - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
CC-61 $8 February 26, 1777
A fresh $8 note with excellent body.
Grade: XF/AU   
Lot #51076 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-62 $30 February 26, 1777
Signed by Barney and Asquith. Some light folds account for the grade. This $30 Baltimore issue note is always highly coveted and worth a good deal more than a typical note.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51077 - Continental Currency - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
CC-78 $40 April 11, 1778
Vignette of the All Seeing Eye of Providence. The Yorktown issue is easily the scarcest of the 11 Continental emissions. A clean and lightly circulated piece that has pleasing paper and good visual impact. The Newman note was an Apparent XF that sold for over $800.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51078 - Continental Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
CC-86 $60 September 26, 1778
A tightly margined Continental that has crisp paper and bold signatures.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #51079 - Continental Currency - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
CC-95 $40 January 14, 1779
Signatures of Leacock and Donnell. Vignette of the All Seeing Eye of Providence with motto CONFEDERATION below. Back nature print design. This two-color printing technique was only used on this final Continental emission. While plenty available up through and including the AU grade, CU notes are not easy to find for this denomination. PMG notes previously mounted but there is little visual impact to that effect.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51080 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-101 $70 January 14, 1779
Signed by Snowden and Gamble. This second-highest denomination is only found in this final Continental emission.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51081 - Continental Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CC-102 $80 January 14, 1779
A lightly circulated example of this final Continental note that looks a lot better than the assigned grade. This is the highest Continental denomination and is only found in the eleventh, and final, emission. Well margined, well signed, and well printed. A satisfying example.
Grade: XF +   
Lot #51082 - Continental Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
United States Lottery Uncut Sheet of Three
November 18, 1776. Signed by Campbell. No serial numbers. Class the Third. Intricate border design at left. Passed in Philadelphia by the Continental Congress. The lottery system was a way to raise funds that was not as objectionable as levying taxes. This lottery did not last since the payout was lower than other lotteries that operated at that time. Some staining is seen as well as edge splits at left. A vastly underappreciated genre within the aegis of colonial fiscal items.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51083 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
CT-172 20 Shillings June 1, 1773
Uncancelled. Top Pop at PMG for every denomination from this much better series. An AU uncancelled note from one of the pre-1775 Connecticut issues is a very desirable note. This same note sold for over $600 a decade ago.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ   
Lot #51084 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Treasury Office Transfer Certificates 1789
Two Examples. Anderson CT-27. The first certificate is dated July 9, 1789 and made out for 2107 Pounds 1 Pence. The second certificate is dated August 7, 1789 and made out for 19 Pounds 1 Shilling 9 Pence. Both are signed by Jed(ediah) Huntington as treasurer. He was active in the Sons of Liberty and then served as a general during the Revolutionary War. He was one of the organizers of the Society of the Cincinnati. In 1789 he became Treasurer for the State of Connecticut until President Washington appointed him to be the customs house collector for the coastal area from the Connecticut River to Rhode Island. He served in this capacity until his death in 1818. A great pair and a breath of fresh air compared to the plethora of common Connecticut fiscal paper that collectors are forced to endure at auction.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51085 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Norwich Lottery Ticket Half Ticket
Norwich Channel Lottery. Half Ticket. Second Class with full stub at left. Undated (ca. 1780). Signed by J. Perkins. Superb quality.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51086 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
DE-72 50 Shillings May 31, 1760
A seldom-encountered series printed by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall. Nature print seen on back. Two-color printing is utilized which makes this a very popular note. It is also the highest denomination from this series. PCGS notes splits, tape repaired at center, stains. The Newman note graded PCGS VF 20 Apparent and sold for over $1,400.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15   
Lot #51087 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
First of Exchange December 28, 1755
Unlisted in Anderson. Savannah, Georgia. December 28, 1755. 200 Pounds. The top margin shows a trio of 6 Pence impressed revenue stamps. Larger impressed seal at document's end. Blank page shows regal watermark with crown at top and Latin wording. Some edge and internal splits do little to hinder the integrity of this piece. Any First of Exchange is a very desirable item. While not nearly as desirable as the Continental Loan Office First Bills of Exchange, this is still a great historical item from early in Georgia's Colonial history.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51088 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
GA-62 6 Pence 1776
Sterling issue. Signed by Gibbons and O'Bryen. Notes from this southern colony are always considered desirable and this one is no exception. Any AU note is to be treasured since there are only a couple of later issues from which CU pieces are obtainable. This same note sold for over $1,600 a decade ago. We would not be surprised to see a repeat performance here this evening.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ   
Lot #51089 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
GA-106b $4 June 8, 1777
Orange seal. Stag vignette. Low serial #35. Much scarcer Black "IN" seen on the fourth line of text. PCGS notes damage, small repairs. A well signed and colorful Georgia Colonial.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 20   
Lot #51090 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
GA-118 $5 September 10, 1777
Five bold signatures. Deep blue rattlesnake vignette surrounded by Latin motto NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET, which Newman translates as, "No one will provoke me with impunity." PCGS notes damaged, pieces replaced, design redrawn. Newman had a PCGS VF 35 PPQ that sold for over $3,000. This note won't get there but the technical assessment is very similar.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 35   
Lot #51091 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Colonial Fiscal Document Feb. 3, 1785
Feb. 3, 1785. A couple of fold tears. Signed by Nathaniel Pendleton. Addressed to Seth John Cuthbert. Pendleton served in the Continental Army. He was Attorney General in Georgia from 1785-86. He was a "second" to Hamilton in his duel with Aaron Burr. Seth John Cuthbert fought in the American Revolution. Afterward he was Georgia State Treasurer from 1784-86 and also served on the Council of Safety.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51092 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Georgia Land Grant Signed by Thomas Mifflin and James Wilson
This oversized document was a deed for 49,000 acres of land in Montgomery County. Dated August 17, 1795. Light edge staining. Some internal juncture holes due to the oversized nature of the document. Mentioned in the first lines of this document is Abraham Dubois, who was a silversmith in Philadelphia. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Matthew Irwin and William Wilson. These were both notable figures during the colonies' struggle for independence. Wilson was a signer of Continental Currency. Also signed by James Trimble, as the first Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania. Signed by Thomas Mifflin. He served in a number of important roles during and after the American Revolution. He served in the Continental Congress and as aide-de-camp to General Washington. Most importantly, he was a member of the Constitutional Convention and signed that monumental document. Of greatest historical significance to this large document is the signature of James Wilson (swooping W and all). He was a signer of Continental Currency and his signature on Continentals increases their value by several multiples. That is because he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution of the United States. At the convention, he and Roger Sherman of Rhode Island were responsible for creating the Three-Fifths compromise. He was also one of the original Justices of the United States Supreme Court. If you are so much as a passing student of our fledgling nation's history, out of necessity you must view this deed of land with supreme intrigue.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51093 - Colonial Currency > Georgia - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Legal Petition for a Writ of Attachment Signed by George Walton
Feb. 23, 1785. Signed twice by Nathaniel Pendleton. Also signed by Seth John Cuthbert. Fold tears and stains. Seal at upper left. Below that is the signature of George Walton in his capacity as Justice of the Peace. Walton is best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His is quite a rare signature on currency and the notes tend to sell in the thousands of dollars when they do appear with his autograph. Walton had a expansive political history as he served twice as the Governor of Georgia, as Chief Justice of Georgia, and finally as a United States senator. It may be a long time before another document with George Walton's autograph appears.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51094 - Colonial Currency > Maryland - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
MD-1 1 Shilling 1733
Uncut Pair. Remainder as always. A visually flawless pair that is conservatively graded by us.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51095 - Colonial Currency > Maryland - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
MD-59 $8 March 1, 1770
Nearly complete left indent. Superb Couden and Clapham signatures. Lightly circulated and one of the prettiest examples we have seen in a long time.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51096 - Colonial Currency > Maryland - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
MD-63-67 $1/3 to $2 April 10, 1774 Vertical Strip of Four Notes
A stunning multiple that is as fine as any we have seen (which includes the Boyd example). Each of the four notes in this vertical strip are superbly printed, wonderfully signed, and as crisp and fresh as the day they were made. As individual AU notes these would cumulatively be worth around $1,200. As a handsome multiple such as this, the price of poker goes way up.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #51097 - Colonial Currency > Maryland - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
MD-115 $1 June 28, 1780
Radar serial #5665. Guaranteed by the United States issue and countersigned on the back. The 1780 Continental Congress resolution authorized the states to redeem Continental Currency and created these federally-backed notes. The $1 guaranteed issue notes from the different colonies seem to be a lot scarcer than the higher denomination notes. The Newman note graded 64PPQ and sold for over $1,400. This same note sold for $1,880 in the 2014 Central States sale. This lovely Ch. CU piece should have no problems scaling the thousand-dollar barrier.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #51098 - Colonial Currency > Maryland - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Principio Company First Bill of Exchange 35 Pounds
Serial #7. August 24, 1768. Signed by Thomas Russell. Some internal and edge splits. "At Sixty Days Sight of this my first Bill of Exchange....." By the early 18th century England had depleted its iron ore supply due to hundreds of years of mining. Maryland was found to have lots of iron ore, particularly near Principio Creek, and half of the iron shipped to England between 1718-1755 came from here. Most pre-Revolutionary fiscal documents are scarce. This First Bill of Exchange is the only one we have seen and it is presumed to be quite rare.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51099 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
MA-260 12 Pence October 16, 1778
Signed by Cranch. An advanced state of preservation is seen on this Codfish note which gives the appearance of a better grade. Bold pine tree vignette on back. The face plate was designed by Paul Revere and the back by Thomas Fleet. The Newman note graded PCGS Ch. New 63 and sold for close to $1,300. An excellent prize for any registry set type set.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51100 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
MA-278 $1 May 5, 1780 Signed by Loammi Baldwin
HPC. Colonel Loammi Baldwin was a patriot from Woburn, Mass. He is known as the Father of Civil Engineering. Massachusetts colonials with his signature have become much more popular in recent times and they have been selling for several hundred dollars each in choice grade.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51101 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
MA-279 $2 May 5, 1780 Uncancelled
Very scarce as an uncancelled note at this grade level. Countersigned by Peter Boyer on the verso. Massachusetts Guaranteed notes are very common but uncancelled Gems are really quite scarce. A solid four-figure piece.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51102 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Cape Elizabeth Tax Assessment 432 Pounds
March 10, 1777. Wax seal at left. Entirely handwritten. "Agreeable to your Warrant dated Feby 7, 1777." An interesting tax assessment signed by Ebenezer Sawyer, Patrick Maxwell, and David Strout. Also addressed to "The Honorable Henry Gardner Esq. Treasurer of the State of the Massachusetts Bay in Boston." Cape Elizabeth was originally located in Colonial Massachusetts before Maine became a state in 1820. A cool historical item.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51103 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Massachusetts Treasury Certificate 10 Pounds January 11, 1777
Anderson MA-6. Red ink notation "First year interest paid off." In the upper margin is a rubber stamp "Missouri Historical Society Saint Louis Bixby Collection." The back has a stamp that says "Presented to Missouri Historical Society. By W.K. Bixby."
Grade: VF   
Lot #51104 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Massachusetts Assessors Letter 1777
Unlisted in Anderson. Dated at Sandisfield the 25th of September 1777. Entirely handwritten. Red wax seal on verso. A couple of small edge splits. Addressed to Mr. Henry Gardner. The letter makes reference to the constable, Mr. Elijah Deming. Signed by Assessors Benjamin Clark Johan Stillman, and Nathan Spelman. Mr. Gardner was the Province Treasurer.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51105 - Colonial Currency > Massachusetts - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
State of Massachusetts-Bay Treasury Loan Certificate 16 Pounds 14 Shillings
Anderson MA-10. December 1, 1777. Sword-in-Hand vignette surrounded by rattlesnake. Signed by Henry Gardner as treasurer. His signature was pen cancelled as always. Also signed by committee members I. Scollay, Eze. Price, and P(eter) Boyer. Design engraved by Nathaniel Hurd. These Treasury Loan Certificates paid at 6% per Annum. They were authorized on October 13, 1777 and were due on March 1, 1781. Some minor foxing spots, mostly on the back. A couple of paltry edge splits. An excellent Colonial fiscal item and one of the prettiest we have seen of this type.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51106 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NH-39-42 3-5-2-10 Shillings April 1, 1737 Uncut Cohen Reprint Sheet
Mendes I. Cohen obtained many original plates from New England colonies and made reprints ca. 1850s. For this reason there are neither signatures nor serial numbers. Lightly handled. Many reprints are not particularly collectible but such is not the case with Cohen reprints. Intact sheets do not appear very often but we have a nice group in this evening's sale.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51107 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NH-50-49-48-47 5-3-2-1 Pounds April 1, 1737 Re-dated August 7, 1840 Uncut Cohen Reprint Sheet
Another lovely uncut Cohen reprint sheet found in this sale. Reprinted ca. 1850s. No signatures or serial numbers. Faint handling precludes the Gem CU grade.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51108 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NH-89-94 April 3, 1755 Re-dated June 1, 1756 Uncut Cohen Reprint Sheet
This Cohen reprint sheet is a six-note format instead of four. Some natural paper wrinkling is seen but they are not folds.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51109 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NH-95-98 15s-3L-10s-30s April 3, 1755 Re-dated June 1, 1756 Uncut Cohen Reprint Sheet
A superior gem quality Cohen reprint sheet. About as good as it gets.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51110 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NH-95-98 15s-3L-10s-30s April 3, 1755 Re-dated June 1, 1756 Uncut Cohen Reprint Sheet
Another uniface reprint sheet complements of Dr. Cohen. No signatures or serial numbers. Light bending. Quite desirable.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51111 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Blodget Canal Company February 1, 1799 One Share
February 1, 1799. Seal at left. Numbered and dated. Signed by Sam Blodget as President. Attested by Samuel Kidder as Clerk. This fiscal instrument pertains to the Blodget Canal Company, at Amoskeig Falls, in New-Hampshire. Samuel Kidder was born in Chelmsford, Mass. and went to East Alstead, New Hampshire in 1772. He died in 1824. Samuel Blodget founded the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. In 1807, Blodgett built a canal around Amoskeag Falls to aid in navigation of ships traveling up and down the Merrimack River. A couple small edge and internal splits are of little consequence. A pristine example of an important item.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51112 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Cohen Reprints Different Issues
Sixteen piece lot. There is a wide variety of New Hampshire issues found in this lot. These were all printed by Mendes I. Cohen. He was able to procure the original plates from a number of New England early colonial issues and make reprints circa 1850s. There are therefore no signatures or serial numbers. There is the occasional straggler in VF but a healthy majority of these grade either AU or CU. There is a lot of value here for the prospective colonial currency collector or dealer who knows how to market these.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51113 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
NJ-92 1 Shilling June 22, 1756
Tied for Top Pop at PMG for all denominations from this early 1756 issue. This note is about 90% fully framed. This is a high-quality note from a series in which fully framed notes are a virtual impossibility due to the notes being so close to each other on an uncut sheet. A great grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51114 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NJ-98 30 Shillings June 22, 1756
Tape repaired center fold tear. The lower denomination notes from this early series are plenty available and in high grade. The 30 shilling and pound denomination notes are an entirely different matter. This is really scarce and very desirable. Ex: Eric Newman collection.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51115 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NJ-102 30 Shillings April 12, 1757
A rare early New Jersey issue and a rare denomination as well. Vastly superior to most that you will find as they usually have a multitude of problems. This enjoyable piece should find a happy new home in one lucky collector's holdings.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51116 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NJ-112 3 Pounds November 20, 1757
A pretty darn scarce high denomination note from an infrequently seen 1757 issue. The signatures are quite bold, the red inks stand out, and the margins are acceptable for this type. Almost all pieces that we see come up for sale are VG or Fine and have splits, tears, stains, and the like. This problem free VF is likely one of the nicest you will ever find. Not surprising considering its provenance. Ex: Eric P. Newman collection.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51117 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NJ-146 6 Pounds April 23, 1761
Twelfth War issue. Printed on the back by James Parker with a bold nature print leaf. There were only 917 printed for this issue and denomination and this is certainly one of the nicest you will find, especially when one considers that almost all of these early New Jersey notes are found in Net or Apparent holders. This same note first sold for over $750 in the 2013 Central States sale.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51118 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NJ-150 3 Pounds April 8, 1762
Number 2205 out of 3,300 printed for this better high denomination. PCGS notes mounting remnants on back. This is one of the best examples we have seen of this issue and denomination. Three well-accomplished signatures remain, the margins are well above average, and the printing detail is excellent. You are not likely to find a better one. Your cataloger is of the correct opinion that these early New Jersey notes are unbelievably underappreciated and typically sell for a fraction of the cost that is warranted.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51119 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
NJ-159 3 Pounds December 31, 1763
Top Pop at both services. Number 917 out of 1,000 printed. Printed by James Parker of Woodbridge. The lower denominations are common and found in high grade. The 30 Shillings, £3, and £6 notes are much scarcer. This is far and away the nicest example we have seen. Wide margins, robust signatures, and excellent color are noted. A great note.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #51120 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NJ-193 9 Pence January 9, 1781
A better later New Jersey issue that is a much greater challenge to locate than the common 1763 and 1776 high-grade notes. But for a center fold they rarely are seen nicer than this. The margins on this issue are notoriously tight but such is not the case here. The originality is clearly evident through the holder. The Newman note was a rather unsightly PCGS Apparent XF 40 and it still sold for $375.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ   
Lot #51121 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-151 5 Pounds April 20, 1756
A much better 1756 New York Colonial. PCGS notes restorations. The coat of arms remains clearly defined. Much prettier than most we see.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51122 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NY-154 10 Pounds April 15, 1758
Excellent grade for this scarcer issue and particularly so with no problems mentioned. Over 80% of the notes from this series graded by PCGS have landed in apparent holders. This is a well detailed and fresh note with good eye appeal for the grade. The Newman note graded PCGS AU 53 Apparent and it took close to $2,000 to bring it home. Worthy of whatever it takes to obtain it.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #51123 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-154 10 Pounds April 15, 1758
PCGS notes small edge splits and tears, mounting remnants on back. Another early New York Colonial that is a more-than-satisfying example for the grade.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51124 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-159 5 Pounds April 21, 1760
A trio of well-penned signatures are seen on this note. The state coat of arms at right is boldly printed with the motto "Death to counterfeit this Bill." PCGS notes restorations, design and signatures redrawn. This is a real sleeper issue in terms of rarity, much scarcer than the 1756-1759 series that are often encountered. At the XF grade level, this is one of the prettiest examples we have seen in years.
Grade: PCGS Apparent XF 40   
Lot #51125 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NY-164 2 Pounds February 16, 1771
A significantly better denomination than the commonly seen £5 and £10 notes. PCGS notes: repaired edge splits. A bright note with superior margins and wondrous eye appeal. A stunning piece.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51126 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NY-181 $10 September 2, 1775
Printed by John Holt. Bold elephant vignette with a banner above in Latin stating "Par Viribus Virtus." Newman translates this as "Virtue is Equal to Strength." A much better note from this early Revolutionary New York issue.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53   
Lot #51127 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NY-189 $1/2 March 5, 1776
Some trace evidence of circulation is seen on this well signed fractional denomination colonial. The Newman example graded PCGS AU 55 PPQ and realized $940.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #51128 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NY-266 2 Pence City of Albany September 5, 1792
Also Harris H19. Treasury of the City of Albany. Printed by C., R., and G. Webster. Listed in Newman on page 294. Engraved signature of E. Willett, Treasurer. PCGS notes edge and internal splits, edge damage at left. One of 12,000 printed. Auction appearances would suggest there were hardly any survivors. Rare.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VG 10   
Lot #51129 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NY-290 Bank of New York Checks $300 and $3000 1796-1797
Unlisted in Anderson. Stunning and rare checks on the Bank of New York. The first is for $300 and dated Aug. 8, 1797 with the second for $3,000 and dated Sept. 1, 1796. Both are cross-cut cancelled and pen cancelled. Although made out to two different people, both are signed by Archibald Gracie. Gracie was a shipping magnate and merchant in New York and Virginia. The eponymous Gracie Mansion houses the Mayor of New York City. The only comparable example that we have been able to find in recent years was signed by Robert Morris. That piece was only VF with hinge repairs and tears and it still saw a realization over $700. This rare and seemingly unique pair should garner a lot of attention from the colonial fiscal collectors who have come to the forefront in recent years.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 & XF 45   
Lot #51130 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NY-309 3 Pence February 20, 1790
Harris H17. Found on page 305 in Newman. Problem free and one of the couple nicest we have ever seen. Printed by Hugh Gaine. Engraved signature of D. Phoenix, City Treasurer. Newman cites that these were produced "to satisfy the want of small change." Most are well worn and usually have problems. These were in use for almost ten years until they were recalled on June 1, 1799. A prize piece for either the Colonial paper money collector or early Obsolete note collector. The Newman 3 Pence note was an Apparent VF 20 and sold for just under $200. Exceptional grade and rare at this level.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51131 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NC-72a 8 Pence Butterfly March 9, 1754
A butterfly vignette appears at the lower left of this note that was printed from engraved copper plates. PCGS notes Splits, tears, damage, backed. A really scarce example that is not part of the thousands of hoard notes. To give an indication of its rarity, a PCGS Apparent XF 40 sold less than a year ago for $2,400.
Grade: PCGS Good 6   
Lot #51132 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
NC-94 5 Pound November 21, 1757
Top Pop at PMG. The finest of the three they have graded. Payable with 6% interest in December, 1758. Signed by Thomas Barker and John Starkey. PMG notes backed, repairs of splits, internal tears, & corners. There are two varieties and this is the one that has payment Hyphenated. I would imagine PMG would re-holder this with the correct spelling for Hyphenated (sic). In any event, this same note first appeared as part of the Thomas Gray collection last year with an estimate of $5,000-up. That sounds high to me but we would like it to sell.
Grade: PMG Fine 12 Net   
Lot #51133 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
NC-123 15 Shillings April 23, 1761
Top Pop at both services. This is easily the nicest example we have ever seen from this early North Carolina series. Nice AU examples show up here and there but an accurately graded Ch. CU piece is a true condition rarity. There are three gigantic margins, four bold signatures, nearly full border ornamentation, and printing that looks as if it were applied last night. This same note first sold in 2011 for $1,265 and we would be shocked if it did not repeat that performance.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #51134 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NC-139 1 Pound December 1771
This note looks to be a much higher grade and much better than the grade indicates.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51135 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NC-142 3 Pounds December 1771
CU notes are extremely rare for the high-denomination notes from this otherwise common issue. The handling seen on this piece is minimal. There are gigantic margins on all sides, the paper is as bright and a freshly-fallen snow, and the signatures are pristine. A truly quality piece.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #51136 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
NC-153c $1/16 Cornucopia April 2, 1776
PCGS notes repairs, piece added at left edge. Fifty-six distinct varieties make this one of the most interesting series in the realm of Colonial Currency. The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, traces its roots to antiquity, where is was a symbol of abundance and nourishment. The denominations from this series range from $1/16 all the way up to $20. When this note first appeared last year as part of the Thomas Gray collection it had an estimate of $2,000-up.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51137 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
NC-160 $3 Alligator and Beaver April 2, 1776
This lightly circulated example is Top Pop at both services. Dual vignette with alligator on top and beaver at bottom. A well margined example with four boldly-accomplished signatures. Fifty-six distinct varieties are found in this April 2, 1776 issue. This same note first sold for over $1,600 back in 2010.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #51138 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
NC-176a $5 August 8, 1778
Behold! A New World motto. Very well signed and boldly printed. Complete border ornamentation seen on all sides. In 2012 this same note sold for over $1,200 and was Top Pop at PCGS at that time. In fact it was the only uncirculated piece they had graded at that time. This note would be Top Pop at PMG for all varieties of the $5 denomination from this series. A truly magnificent North Carolina note that is simply never seen at this grade level.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #51139 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NC-191e $25 Terra Libera May 10, 1780
Latin motto "Terra Libera Notam Praetii in me Posuit", which Newman translates as "A free land placed a mark of value on me." Wide margins at all points. Rich black-printed text and bright paper. An exceptional note.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #51140 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
NC-206 20 Shillings Contemporary Counterfeit May 17, 1783
Contemporary counterfeit. This is the second variety for this denomination, with Crown and Book vignette at left. Top Pop at PMG and likely one of the few nicest in existence. PMG comments corner piece added. Really well margined, bright, and with eye appeal that we rarely find on this rare later North Carolina series.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 Net   
Lot #51141 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
PA-88 20 Shillings July 1, 1757
Top Pop at PMG for all denominations from the entire series. PMG notes splits. A much, much scarcer issue and at a grade level that we do not often encounter. Three signatures remain with the bold black serial number and signature of Charles Thomson standing out. Thomson was an Irish-born patriot who lived in Philadelphia and who was the secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its existence. Before the sales of the Newman collection in recent years, this would easily have been worth a few thousand dollars in this state of preservation.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51142 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
PA-111 15 Shillings May 1, 1760
Top Pop at PMG. Any larger format Ben Franklin note in a comment-free holder is a note to cherish. An overwhelming majority of these at least will have edge splits, stains, etc. The higher denomination notes from this series are far more available than are some of these lower denominations. A great note no matter how you slice it.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51143 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
PA-126 20 Shillings June 18, 1764
Ben Franklin imprint. This is the highest denomination from this cherished early issue. Comparable to the Newman note which graded PCGS VF 35 Apparent and realized a hair under $900. PCGS notes: edge splits, stains, clipped corner tips.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51144 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
PA-223b 40 Shillings Red and Black April 10, 1777
Red and black. These multicolored notes are much scarcer and more desirable than are their black printing counterparts. Net graded by PMG due to being repaired. Whatever has been done is hardly discernible through the holder. Boardwalk margins surround all sides of this lovely example, revealing the full border cuts and ornamentation. An exquisite note.
Grade: PMG AU 53 Net   
Lot #51145 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 325.00 - $ 575.00)
PA-247 2 Shillings 6 Pence April 20, 1781
A much scarcer low denomination note from this later Pennsylvania series. PMG notes signature and serial number redrawn, minor repairs. It does not really show through the holder as it looks like a very satisfying note.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #51146 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Grant 400 Acres
September 11, 1784. Land grant for 400 acres. Two hard folds account for the XF grade. Made out to Mary Curry and to adjoin land granted to Robert Curry. Signed at lower left by John Lukens, Esq. as Surveyor General. He served in that capacity in Delaware from 1761-1776 and in Pennsylvania from 1781-1789. Signed at lower right by John Armstrong, who had a storied career in Pennsylvania Colonial history. Also signed at lower right by the Honorable James Ewing Esq. as Vice President of the supreme executive council. Ewing was a very important person during the Revolutionary period and afterwards. If you are a student of Colonial history then this land grant is for you.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51147 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Grant 300 Acres
May 14, 1785. Impressed seal at left. A couple of fold tears. From George Latimer of the City of Philadelphia. Witnessed by John Dickinson, Esq., President of the Supreme Executive Council. Signed by John Lukens, Esq., Surveyor General. Also signed by James Potter, Esq., Deputy Surveyor. Lukens was the Surveyor General of both Delaware (1761-1776) and Pennsylvania (1781-1789). James Potter was a soldier, land developer, and politician. George Latimer was also an important player in colonial Pennsylvania politics. In 1791 he was elected as a director of the Bank of the United States. He was also President of the Union Fire Insurance Company. A superb fiscal item.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51148 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
RI-265 $1/24 May 22, 1777
Top Pop at both grading services for this denomination and, so far as we can tell through extensive research, this near Gem is Top Pop for both services for all denominations from this entire fractional denomination series. A very well margined example, with bold printing quality, deep printing, and excellent W. Arnold signature. If you are looking for a single type note for the issue then this is it. This same note has easily scaled the $2,000 mark the first couple of times that it sold over a decade ago. A great piece.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51149 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
RI-291 9 Pence May 1786
A freshly cut Gem, in fact it's superb.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ   
Lot #51150 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
RE-293 & 295 2 Shillings 6 Pence & 5 Shillings May 1786
The 2 Shillings 6 Pence grades Ch. XF 45 and the 5 Shillings grades Ch. UNC 64. Two piece lot.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51151 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Josias Lyndon Signed Document
May 13, 1752. Included with this lot is a piece of paper that gives biographical information. Signed by Josias Lyndon. He was originally a scrivener (scribe) in his younger days. He was also the Clerk of the Assembly for roughly four decades. He served a single term as Governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. A simple yet early colonial document.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51152 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Newport Troop Payment 50 Pounds
June 8, 1758. Entirely handwritten document. "Payable to Nathan Rice, Esq. Fifty pounds Lawful Money it being to enable him to pay wages to the troops, and charge the same to the Colony." Four Committee of War signatures at bottom. One of those signers, Thomas Cranston, was a justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, as well as a Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Since this is dated 1758 one would assume that this troop payment was somehow related to the French and Indian War, since the colony did supply troops for that war effort.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51153 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Providence Street Lottery No. 1
Signed by Jos. Bennet. Feb. 1761. Countersigned on the back. Some edge and internal splits and tears. "This ticket entitles the Possessor to any Prize drawn against said Number, in a Lottery granted by an Act of the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island, at their session in February, 1761, toward paving the Streets in the Town of Providence, subject to no Deduction." A really early lottery ticket.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51154 - Colonial Currency > South Carolina - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
SC-106 10 Shillings November 15, 1775
A vastly underrated issue with nice AU notes about as good as it gets. This gorgeous colonial has retained a trio of well accomplished signatures, with the fullness of the margins showing the rounded plate impression. This same note first sold over a decade ago for about $1,500.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #51155 - Colonial Currency > South Carolina - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
SC-138b $4 December 23, 1776 Fully Signed
This is the variety with the corrected date. This correction is only found on some $2 and $4 notes and is a bit scarcer than the uncorrected version. Much more valuable as a fully signed and issued note. Four signatures and serial number attest to that fact.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51156 - Colonial Currency > South Carolina - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
SC-139 $5-$6-$8-$1 (2) Complete Sheet December 23, 1776
Uncut double-pane sheet. Wakefield single signature remainders. Printed on heavy, coarse paper by Peter Timothy. There are so many adjectives and phrases used to describe rarity in our hobby but "Rare as hen's teeth" certainly seems like an appropriate application to describe this complete sheet. The two that we have seen in recent decades have provenances such as Boyd and Newman. In the past this sheet has received a couple of different grades due to the fact that there is some light handling as well as a vertical fold that is entirely between the two panes of notes. Different people grade something like that differently but we are just going to call it AU/CU. The individual notes could be cut up and sold for several hundred dollars each. The whole is worth more than the sum of its parts. This originally sold in Ford Part VI for the princely sum of $5,175. It would not be a stretch in today's market.
Grade: AU/CU   
Lot #51157 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
VA-78b 2 Pounds July 17, 1775
Large format note. Much scarcer than the small format notes. From the second Ashby series. Printed on easily damaged thin, large paper. A couple of small edge and internal holes and splits. Seen with natural indent and untrimmed edges. An acceptable example. The Newman note graded VF 25 and sold for $1,175.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51158 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
VA-84 5 Pounds September 1, 1775
Excellent Dandridge and Norvill signatures. The Carter and Nicholas signatures are also strong but a little too strong. PCGS notes ink erosion, edge damage, repairs. A very bright example with superior ship vignette and bright paper. This note is from the second series of James River bank forms. Unused forms from the 1773 issue were used which is why the format of the second issue is the same. Newman sold an example of this denomination, in a rather average looking PCGS Apparent VF 25 holder, which realized about $450.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51159 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
VA-108 $6 October 7, 1776
A much better issue from which CU notes are just plain rare. A single center fold accounts for the grade. The Newman note graded PCGS AU 53 PPQ sold for over $750.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51160 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
VA-145b $3 May 4, 1778
Thick paper variety. Dates printed. A really tough example of a lower denomination Virginia note that is a sleeper. At this grade level it is likely one of the finest known. We have examined this note through the Pass-Co holder at great length and have found no reason to assume it is anything but a nice XF colonial. Bold Woods and Wray signatures. Deeply printed. A real find for the advanced collector.
Grade: PASS-CO EF-45   
Lot #51161 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
VA-159 $7 October 5, 1778
Printed on laid paper. A very scarce denomination from this better Virginia series. PCGS notes: edge splits, tears, damage, repairs, design redrawn. The note itself is quite bright, well signed and possessing decent margins. The first time this same note sold it brought close to $600 in a 2014 sale.
Grade: PCGS VF 35   
Lot #51162 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
VA-185 $35 July 14, 1780
A much scarcer low denomination note from this first Virginia rice paper issue. This note is well signed and very well printed. A hinge remnant is seen on the back of the note. One of the nicest examples that you will find. An overwhelming majority of these thin-paper notes have tears, splits, stains, ink erosion, holes, etc. This note has none of those quality issues, a fact that makes it of the highest caliber.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51163 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
VA-208.1b $750 March 1, 1781
Thick paper variety. PCGS notes multiple restorations of tears. Pounds is spelled "POUNS" and bill is spelled "Dill." This was done in an effort to thwart counterfeiting. This same note was sold by Heritage a half dozen years ago for just over $350.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Abt. New 50   
Lot #51164 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
VA-208b $500 March 1, 1781
PCGS notes edge tears, minor edge damage at right, mounting remnants on back. A very difficult Virginia note to find at this grade level.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #51165 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
VA-221 $500 May 7, 1781
An exceptional grade example of this higher denomination Virginia Colonial. A trio of signatures and bold serial number enhance the eye appeal of this note. By the early 1780s inflation was running rampant in Virginia and they started to print much higher denomination notes than even just a couple of years earlier. AU condition and devoid of any problems makes this a heck of a Colonial.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50   
Lot #51166 - Colonial Currency > Miscellaneous - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Treasury Department Manuscript Nov. 11, 1797
Treasury Department Manuscript Import Duties
Nov. 11, 1797. Signed by Oliver Wolcott and Benjamin Lincoln, Esq. Wolcott, Jr. graduated from Yale at the age of 18 and then from law school at the age of 21. He succeeded Alexander Hamilton as the second Treasurer of the United States. Benjamin Lincoln was the first Collector of the Port of Boston, which is the capacity in which he has signed this document. He served heroically in the Revolutionary War. From 1788-89 he was the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. From 1781-83 he was the Continental States Secretary of War. A fascinating piece of colonial era/early American fiscal history.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51167 - Colonial Currency > Miscellaneous - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Letter Discussing Early Colonial New England Bills of Credit
Enclosed in an olive-colored folio from the Autograph Department of Goodspeed's Book Ship 7 Ashburton Place Boston, Massachusetts. The heading states the autograph is of "Sir Henry Ellis, Librarian of the British Museum. Dated: British Museum, Nov. 27, 1845. Four page letter quoting from a letter by Robt. Gamble which mainly deals with the monetary system of New England as observed by him in 1713." Edge wear seen at the right of the folder. The two handwritten sheets, used on both sides of each, are rim mounted, which actually makes for a good framed presentation. A three page transcription of the Gamble text is included. If you have any interest in Colonial Currency, especially the early Bills of Credit (tall notes) then this is a vital lot to increase your understanding of this genre.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51168 - Colonial Currency > Miscellaneous - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Pair of Reprint Sheets
The first sheet is a Cohen reprint sheet of just backs from an early issue. It grades XF. The second sheet is a reprint sheet of the 1814 Corporation of New York series.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51169 - U.S. Government Bonds - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 20,000.00)
United States of America Spanish-American War Bond $20
Hessler X188G. 3% Coupon Bond. All eighty 15¢ coupons still attached. A rare item that was used to help finance the Spanish-American War. This was the smallest denomination of this issue. Complete bonds that have all 80 coupons intact are much scarcer and far more desirable. These tend to creep into five-figure territory and we would expect that kind of result here this evening. A great bond.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51170 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 16 $1 1862 Series 257
A beautiful 1862 $1 Legal Tender featuring Salmon P. Chase, a man who desired recognition. A crisp and fresh $1 from Series 257 and serial #1332. It's been 2-1/2 years since the last was offered.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51171 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 16c $1 1862
A lovely example of the First Issue $1 Legal Tender with excellent color, centering and originality; there is also a small hole with the paper still attached. Low serial #596 and plate #257. PMG notes: small hole.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #51172 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 17a $1 1862
Exceptional margins and brilliant colors. I can see a corner fold on this beautiful, fresh note.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #51173 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 18 $1 1869
A lovely, bold Rainbow Ace that could have more left margin but it has what you see. A well preserved Ace.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51174 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 20 $1 1875
A nice UNC that was probably trimmed a little close but very fresh.
Grade: PCGS New 62   
Lot #51175 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 26 $1 1875
As is often the case on this issue, a bit of a closely cut on this note that is fresh and UNC.
Grade: PMG UNC 62   
Lot #51176 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 29 $1 1880 #Z35335353
Check out this crazy binary Ace that is so cool. I have not seen crazy numbers on any other Fr. 29, which is even better.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #51177 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,100.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 30 $1 1880
An early PCGS slab that is fresh and original. Red serial numbers and large brown seal.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51178 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 30 $1 1880
A barely circulated Ace in lovely high grade. Popular and reasonable.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #51179 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 30 $1 1880
A very attractive large brown seal with excellent centering, paper quality and originality.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51180 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 36 $1 1917 #B92A
Low serial #B92A and very desirable. Lots of margin for this grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51181 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 350.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 39 $1 1917 #T11110101A
A binary serial #T11110101A on this lovely $1 Legal Tender. I cannot recall a large binary serial number before and this is a cool one.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #51182 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 39 $1 1917
A very nice and fresh $1 Legal Tender with excellent color and originality.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51183 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 40 $1 1923 #A462B
Low serial #A462B on this fresh and original red seal Legal Tender Ace.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51184 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 40 $1 1923
This note was autographed by Francine Neff, Treasurer of the U.S., decades after the note was issued.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51185 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 42 $2 1869
A very attractive Rainbow Deuce with great color and exceptional centering for this issue.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51186 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,900.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 42 $2 1869
A great looking Rainbow Deuce that has great bold and outrageous color, but still a VF/XF. A 2019 sale of a '35' shows $2,280.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51187 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 42 $2 1869
A sharp Rainbow Deuce. A rare and desirable note in this grade and certain to generate enthusiastic bidders. Great color and nice margins but a PMG comment 'retouched' on the holder that I have yet to see.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51188 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 650.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 50 $2 1880
A pleasing, mid-grade large brown seal Deuce that is 1 of 187 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: PCGS VF 35   
Lot #51189 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 61a $5 1862
A bright and fresh example of this early Legal Tender type that is sure to please. It has better margins than we typically see and the visual impact is that of a Ch. CU example. Nice AU notes recently have been approaching the $2,000 mark.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51190 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 61a $5 1862
An early and pleasing $5 Legal Tender with excellent color and body for the grade; but there are a few minor issues. The note has an offset printing of the signatures on the back. PMG notes: minor rust.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #51191 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 375.00 - $ 550.00)
Fr. 61a $5 1862 Series 81
This note represents the one serial number variety.
Grade: F/VF   
Lot #51192 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 64 $5 1869
An attractive Rainbow $5 Pioneer family note with three excellent margins and a closer cut at the left.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51193 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 650.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 64 $5 1869
The paper is washed and it's a bit faded but still a decent Rainbow Pioneer family example.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51194 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,200.00)
Fr. 65 $5 1875
A lovely Pioneer family note that is 1 of 76 serial numbers recorded, with less than half of the later issues.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51195 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 69 $5 1878
A pleasing example of this early Pioneer family note with the small red seal and large red flourish.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51196 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 73 $5 1880
An attractive Pioneer family note with the large red/salmon colored seal.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51197 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 80 $5 1880
A fresh and well centered PPQ example of the popular Pioneer family note with the blue serial numbers.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51198 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 95b $10 1862 Series 19
An evenly circulated First Issue Legal Tender that is trimmed just a bit tight. Slightly dirty and a nick.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51199 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 111 $10 1880
A wonderful Gem $10 Legal Tender often called a Jackass note. This note is a true Gem.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51200 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 113 $10 1880
A gorgeous $10 Legal Tender that is often called the 'Jackass' note. Here is a fresh and original Gem 66 PPQ.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51201 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 121 $10 1901 Mule
Back plate #341. There are 610 mules reported and the last '64' to be offered was in 2016 where it realized $5,170 in EPQ. An AU 58 EPQ realized $4,320 so this note remains scarce and desirable.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51202 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 122 $10 1901 Mule
PMG notes John Burke Back Plate #330. Bright and very well margined for a Bison. As a solid VF/XF note this should have no problems scaling the thousand dollar plateau.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51203 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 122 $10 1901 Mule
Back plate #348. A lovely VF with great paper quality and centering, along with bold colors.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51204 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 123 $10 1923
An evenly circulated Poker Chip note with nice color and even circulation.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51205 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 136 $20 1880
A fabulous large red seal $20 no doubt from the Atlantic Collection. The census indicates 156 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51206 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 147 $20 1880
A beautiful grade when available. This is where you can get the most quality for your money.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ   
Lot #51207 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 215 $1 1886
A wonderful example of the first Martha seal and signature combination. It's pretty, fresh and original. PMG notes: exceptional embossing and color.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51208 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 220 $1 1886
A nice looking and evenly circulated large brown seal Martha. One of only 276 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51209 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 222 $1 1886
This note has some minor stains.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51210 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 224 $1 1896
A well graded $1 Educational that is such a beautiful bank note as it pertains to America then and historically now.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51211 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 224 $1 1896
This $1 Educational is my favorite and it's such an amazing image. This note is a lovely example with somewhat uneven margins. PMG notes: pinholes.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51212 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 224 $1 1896
This note looks XF or better on the face but it has two heavy folds on the back that are dirty.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51213 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 225 $1 1896
A sharp, attractive $1 Educational note with excellent quality, color and body.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51214 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 225.00 - $ 350.00)
Fr. 226a $1 1899
This great looking note has the date below the serial number. PMG notes: annotation.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #51215 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 231 $1 1899 #D41D
The Napier-Thompson signature combination and low serial #D41D. This is the popular signature combination that were often saved. PMG notes: previously mounted.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51216 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 232 $1 1899 #N8N
A wonderful, fresh and original Gem with serial #N8N. A great single digit Black Eagle Ace.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66   
Lot #51217 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 233 $1 1899 #T50T
Fr. 233 $1 1899 T-50T
This note has a cool double-digit serial #T50T. Graded in a first generation PCGS holder.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #51218 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 233 $1 1899 #U23U
Low serial #U23U and technically a short ladder. Very much a Superb Gem CU 67 EPQ. PMG notes: great embossing and margins.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ   
Lot #51219 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 237 $1 1923 #B11777711D
I just wrote how tough binary serial number large size notes are and here is another next on the stack.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15   
Lot #51220 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 237 $1 1923
A lovely pair of PMG graded Silver Certificates. Grades are Ch. UNC 64 EPQ and Gem UNC 65 EPQ.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51221 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 237 $1 1923
These three notes appear UNC but really they are fresh, original AUs. Three piece lot.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51222 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 237 & 238 $1 1923 Changeover Pair
A wonderful, top quality Gem Changeover pair. The best pair offered were a '63' and '58' at $528. The Fr. 238 is graded Gem UNC 65 EPQ, great embossing and the Fr. 237 is Gem UNC 66, great embossing. Two piece lot.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51223 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 3,250.00)
Fr. 242 $2 1886
An excellent example for this type featuring General Hancock. This note looks and is very nearly UNC.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51224 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 243 $2 1886
A pleasing Hancock Deuce with excellent centering and even color on this bold impression.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51225 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 243 $2 1886
A scarce Hancock note with the large red seal and Rosecrans-Huston signatures. This is a pleasing AU with excellent centering. PMG notes: minor rust.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51226 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 245 $2 1891
An impressive looking William Windom $2 that seems harshly graded as an XF 40. I guess the buyer will like the note for sure.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51227 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 268 $5 1896 Face & Back Proofs
Fr. 247 $5 1896 Face & Back Proofs
These are a face and back Proof for the beginning of the Educational notes. The pair is dated 1895 and these are much rarer than the finished bank notes. Not everyone understands that these amazing notes still exist. There are a few insignificant changes in shading. The face is graded Ch. Abt. New 55, minor mounting remnants and the back is Very Ch. New 64. Two piece lot.
Grade: PCGS Graded   
Lot #51228 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 248 $2 1896
A problem free and well used $2 Educational.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #51229 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 256 $2 1899
A lovely Gem Deuce with great originality and appearance. Few so nice have been around recently.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51230 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 258 $2 1899 Mule
A pleasing mule for this type. PMG notes: tear.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net   
Lot #51231 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,000.00)
Fr. 267 $5 1891 Autograph
This is the non-silver dollar back variety with exceptional quality and outstanding color and embossing. On top of all those attributes, it has the courtesy autograph of D.N. Morgan, Treasurer of the U.S., above his engraved signature.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51232 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 267 $5 1891 Autograph
Courtesy autograph of D.N. Morgan, Treasurer of the U.S. on a nice, fresh plain back from 1891. This replaced the Silver Dollar Backs, yet I wonder why. PMG notes: minor restoration.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51233 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 267 $5 1891
This note faces up well but the back has something on it. PMG notes: foreign substance.
Grade: PMG XF 40 Net   
Lot #51234 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 6,500.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 269 $5 1896
A magnificent $5 Educational is shown here by a fantastic example. The thrill of immigrants eager to work and learn to prosper. Formerly offered as Lot 17155 in a 2006 Heritage sale.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51235 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 279 $5 1899
A nice, fresh note that is agreed it's just small variables by different eyes. I think it's a great type note and worth a good bid.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51236 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 282 $5 1923
An early Porthole graded Gem New 65. It has excellent centering and color.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65   
Lot #51237 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 282 $5 1923
A pretty AU 55 Porthole that has excellent centering. Portholes remain an enduring type among those who prefer Freedom.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51238 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 282 $5 1923
Portholes in this grade are popular and scarce. This has always been a very desirable type.
Grade: PCGS VF 35   
Lot #51239 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 282 $5 1923
A picture perfect Porthole that is utterly original, bright and fresh, with excellent color, and a trio of wide margins. Do not be hesitant that this note is raw, it is every bit as nice as we have described it. A perfect VF/XF type note.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51240 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 335 $50 1891
The $50 Silver Certificates are few and far between. This is a pleasing VF 30 with some very hard to find flaws; probably visible with a black light. The bid on VF 20 is $3,250 and on XF it's $7,000. This note should fall in the middle somewhere. In January a VF 25 realized $3,840 and records show 201 serial numbers recorded, with high grades very uncommon and UNCs are nearly impossible to acquire. Blue seal and the Parker-Burke Treasury signatures.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51241 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 1,100.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 351 $1 1891
A very nice, fresh $1 Treasury Note featuring the portrait of Edwin Stanton.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51242 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 550.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 351 $1 1891
This note sold in our 2016 IPMS auction, Lot 2121, where it was described as: A nice, high quality Stanton Ace that is a pretty AU, and nearly UNC. Last offered as an AU in June 2001 by RMS.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51243 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 357 $2 1891 Hand Signed By D.N. Morgan
A high quality McPherson Deuce with great embossing and autographed by D.N. Morgan, Treasurer of the US, 1893-1897. PMG notes: great embossing.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51244 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 370 $10 1891
This note has a faded seal; probably from sunlight or chemical or both. PMG notes: faded seal.
Grade: PMG XF 40 Net   
Lot #51245 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,600.00 - $ 3,000.00)
$1 FRBN A-L District Set
This 12 piece lot includes; Fr. 708 Boston PCGS Fine 15 Apparent, edge tear at left; Fr. 712 New York PMG VF 25; Fr. 715 Philadelphia PMG VF 25; Fr. 720 Cleveland PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ; Fr. 722 Richmond PMG Ch. Fine 15; Fr. 723 Atlanta PMG VF 20; Fr. 729 Chicago PMG Fine 12; Fr. 730 St. Louis PMG VF 30; Fr. 736 Minneapolis PMG Ch. Fine 15; Fr. 739 Kansas City CGA Ch. UNC 64; Fr. 740 Dallas PMG VG 10; Fr. 746 San Francisco PCGS VF 35 PPQ.
Grade: Third Party Graded   
Lot #51246 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 713 $1 1918 New York
This Gem seems extra beautiful to me! If you only need one $1 FRBN then buy this one.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51247 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 717 $1 1918 Philadelphia
A very nice UNC Philadelphia Ace.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51248 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 738 $1 1918 Kansas City
A nice Chicago UNC graded 64 PPQ, which is nice for a Kansas City Ace.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51249 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 753 $2 1918 Philadelphia #C66A
A scarce and low serial #C66A Battleship note that speaks for itself. PMG notes: discoloration.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51250 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 767 $2 1918 Chicago
This is the first offering of an UNC Chicago Battleship in five years. These are quite uncommon, unlike many issues that were large. PMG notes: pinholes.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51251 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 782 $5 1928 New York
A very nice mid-grade note with excellent paper quality.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51252 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 784 $5 1918 Philadelphia
A rare Fr. 784 $5 Philadelphia $5 FRBN that is 1 of only 48 serial numbers recorded. There are only four UNCs reported and a couple of AUs are listed but not in Track & Price. This note remains a rare one.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51253 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 785 $5 1918 Cleveland
A high quality and well graded Cleveland $5 FRBN, the most encountered type.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51254 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 817b $10 1915 Kansas City
This evenly circulated and problem free note has stamped signatures of the acting secretary and governor.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51255 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 848 $5 1914BS New York
A gorgeous and seldom seen Gem 66 PPQ. These are very rare to find so nice. In 2014 one brought $2,585.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51256 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 910 $10 1914BS New York
A lovely, fresh, original $10 1914 blue seal FRN. This is a well centered example.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51257 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 975 $20 1914BS Philadelphia
This series is rarely seen so beautiful and with only one graded higher. Amazing quality. It's been three years since any were offered.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51258 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1088 $100 1914BS New York
A lovely and fresh 1914 FRN in top circ quality. Barely 10% are better and virtually none of those are graded TPG. This is a pleasing $100 and these are hard to find this nice.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51259 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 22,500.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 1133-C $1,000 1918 Philadelphia
One of the highlights of any sale is this nice, original $1,000 Blanket from the Series of 1918 and graded VF 30. This is 1 of 14 notes recorded, with 8 being close to UNC and they bring a strong bid. Only the San Francisco district notes typically are offered and the census shows 58 serial numbers. High denominations are in demand and this note should be a leader! PMG notes: minor restoration.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51260 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1170a $10 1907
Napier-Thompson signatures and Act of March 4, 1907. There are 74 large notes reported but very few are nearly this nice, and UNCs of the Act are nearly unknown.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51261 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1173 $10 1922
A totally fresh and original Speelman-White note with beautiful color and originality. This is the large serial number issue.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51262 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1173 $10 1922
A wonderful companion for many similarly graded notes in this sale. This is the large serial number variety. PMG notes: great color.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51263 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1178 $20 1882
A well circulated Gold note that is well used and dirty.
Grade: PCGS Good 6   
Lot #51264 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1200 $50 1922
This note has excellent color but shows average wear and tear along with a few minor flaws. Ex: 2016 IPMS auction, Lot 2198 where it realized $800.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51265 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1214 $100 1882
A very high grade Department Series of 1882 note with signatures of Teehee and Burke. PMG notes: minor repair.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #51266 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1215 $100 1922
A $100 Gold Certificate from 1922 that has vivid colors and centering, just a beauty that's not quite perfect. I am not certain what the location of what is called minor restoration. PMG notes: minor restoration.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #51267 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 20,000.00 - $ 30,000.00)
Fr. 1217 $500 1922
The $500 notes from 1922 are always popular and in demand with a beautiful AU recently bringing $108,000. We are offering a modest, mid-range grade with minor imperfections. This note was last sold in June 1997. PMG notes: minor restoration
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51268 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 1219e $1,000 1907
There are currently 51 serial numbers recorded for the rare and desirable 1907 $,1000 Gold Certificate. Many seem to fall into this sort of grade, VF with a few minor faults. This note has an excellent appearance, both face and back. It was last offered by Smythe in 1997 and realized $6,000. PMG notes: minor restoration.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51269 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1225c $10,000 Series of 1900
A well used $10,000 Series of 1900 note that was cancelled 11 times. Well used paper but the signature remains and any issues have been fixed. Apparently there are 28 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51270 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1225h $10,000 Nov. 22, 1916
A gorgeous cancelled $10,000 note with beautiful color and originality. Dated January 22, 1916 with printed DEPUTY next to Assistant Treasurer of the U.S. PMG notes: cancelled.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51271 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 1225h $10,000 April 13, 1917
A nice, evenly circulated and slightly toned example of this popular $10,000 Gold Series of which all are cancelled. Very popular in this hobby. Punch cancelled.
Grade: CGA XF 45   
Lot #51272 - Error Notes > Large Size Legal Tender Issues - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 37 $1 1917 Misalignment
The back of this note has such a shift that part of the note above is visible. Large error notes are seldom offered. PMG notes: first print misaligned.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #51273 - Error Notes > Large Size Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 50,000.00 - $ 75,000.00)
Fr. 751 $2/$1 1918 New York Double Denomination Consecutive Pair
During a conversation with the owner of this pair of Double Denominations we were trying to determine which example to offer when we realized these notes were both from the same sheet, a fact that had eluded us. Now I find it fascinating that you can have a 'set' for display and what a cool item it truly is. Long before I was around numismatics the 'old timers' were most impressed by the Double Denominations as a collector. These notes were once folded and carried but remain similarly circulated. PCGS notes: minor restoration on one note. Two piece lot.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51274 - Error Notes > National Bank Notes - ($ 70,000.00 - $ 100,000.00)
Fr. 559 $50/$100 1882DB Double Denomination
Buffalo, Columbia NB, E4741
Having lived the US Paper Money and bank note business for more than half a century I have had the pleasure of handling many wonderful and important rarities and connecting them with fortunate custodians. That being said, there are few notes that seriously fascinate me. This Double Denomination $50 face and $100 back is half of the sheet. The Columbia National Bank produced 8,494 sheets of 1882 sheets of one $50 and one $100 notes. This sheet has the back inverted creating a UNIQUE DOUBLE DENOMINATION ERROR. The quality is spectacular and the desirability is over the top. Certainly among the rarest and most exciting items I have had the pleasure of offering.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50    Bank Name: Buffalo, Columbia NB, E4741
Lot #51275 - Error Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 35,000.00 - $ 50,000.00)
Fr. 1621 $1 1957-B U-A Pack Mismatched Prefix
Serial numbering of our paper money has caused us problems as a nation since the 1860s, including when I had an 1862 $1 Legal Tender with mismatched serial numbers. This is a famous mismatched #U37/U47, or exactly U37033601A - U47033601A. Collectors love these mismatched serial number notes and beautiful notes like these will bring great prices for the market. This is a consecutive pack of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51276 - Error Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1706 $10 1953 A-A Overprint
This note has a partial additional overprint at the left and blind embossing of overprint at the left and right.
Grade: PCGS XF 45 PPQ   
Lot #51277 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1903-C $1 1969 Philadelphia C-A Fold Over
This note was affectionately given the name 'origami' and it's pictured in Hessler. It's folded every which way but loose. PMG notes: as made tear,
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53 EPQ   
Lot #51278 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1909-A $1 1977 Boston A-B Insufficient Ink
Insufficient inking of the first printing. A lovely blank back as it was accidently not printed.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51279 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1910-B $1 1977-A New York B-K Third Print Missing
The third printing is missing on the face and is printed on the back.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51280 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1913-H $1 1985 St. Louis H-B Misalignment
This is quite and error with the left serial number quite un-explainable compared to the note's other issues, like a serial number missing, district letter on the back and a strange gap on the left serial number. PMG notes: cutting and overprint misalignment with fold over error.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #51281 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1913-L $1 1985 San Francisco L-S Shift
A super screwed up shift on this note.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51282 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1918-B $1 1993 New York B-G Butterfly Fold
A great looking butterfly fold error.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #51283 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1921-E $1 1995 Richmond E-P Fold Over
This note has a double fold over with the black seal perfectly positioned over the fold. It's just as cool as could be and estimated way too low, but errors are different.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51284 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1921-E $1 1995 Richmond E-J Overprint
The third printing is on the back and the face has a wet ink transfer, third printing on face. Rarely ever seen.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ   
Lot #51285 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1932-D $1 2006 Cleveland D-B Flooded Plate
This is a high quality example of a flooded plate for cleaning.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51286 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 1934-D $1 2009 Cleveland D-C Offset
This note has a very odd and blurry offset, front to back. A weird offset to study with much over-inking, face to back.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #51287 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 30,000.00 - $ 50,000.00)
Fr. 1935-B $2 1976 New York B-A Pack Mismatched Serial Numbers
This is a consecutive pack of 100 Deuces from 1976 with MISMATCHED SERIAL NUMBERS. Records are that there are four packs of these mismatches and that about 60 from the pack, beginning with #601-700 are mismatches but #601 is not. There is no new information to dispute these findings. This is an amazing promotional opportunity with over 20% of the issue.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51288 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1935-D* $2 1976* Cleveland D-* Stuck Digit
An extremely rare stuck digit serial on a star note that I believe was cut from a sheet. An amazing $2 star error.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51289 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1951-A $5 1928-A Boston A-A Insufficient Inking/Obstruction
Obstruction on a numerical note? It's crazy to see an obstruction error, or as PMG says 'insufficient inking error', but some error caused a rarely seen malfunction in the final product. PMG notes: small tear.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #51290 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 7,500.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 1962-F $5 1950-A Atlanta F-A Multiple Impression
A very similar but a bit nicer $10 realized $28,,000 in a Stacks/Bowers sale. In all my years I have seen almost no examples of this printing error, or even any similar. Undoubtedly one of the best of all. PMG notes: overprints partially doubled, pinholes.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #51291 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. ?? $10 19?? New York B-* Missing First Printing
Amazing star error. This is an important star error on the second printing (the face is missing). My research says this is only the second example known and it's a beautiful Gem with exceptional everything. Absolutely a major error rarity.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51292 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 2023-A $10 1977 Boston A-A Double Print Error
An incredible double face printing that is so bold. A dynamic looking double printing error.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51293 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 2035-B $10 2001 New York CB-B Invert
Very rarely seen Big Head $10 Type II invert. This was a very short type issue as well.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51294 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 30,000.00 - $ 50,000.00)
Fr. 2071-K/2022-K $20/$10 1974 Dallas K-B Double Denomination
The King of the Error Notes. The $20 face with a $10 back were discovered shortly after the release of this series. After an extensive investigation the Government determined there were 160 pieces printed that way and that 40 had reached circulation. This information was the first that we actually knew how many were believed to exist. Error authority, Harry Jones of Cleveland, believes that number to be low, as he handled 12 pieces at the Houston ANA. The 1974 era double denomination has been a favorite among the small size and error collectors for years. The celebrated sale of Albert Grinnell highlighted the rarity and desirability of double denominations as compared to other bank notes at that time. As I recall, many of the $20/$10 double denomination notes were discovered in and around Houston, with Don Swanson and other Houston dealers searching high and low for more examples. I you follow paper money collecting, you will find that the double denomination notes have fascinated collectors and the public since anyone was paying attention.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51295 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 2072-? $20 1977 Dallas ? Fold Over
A dramatic fold over error with folds and printing all over the place and on both sides. Highly desirable and unusual occurence.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51296 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 2095-A $20 2009 Boston JA-B Printed Fold Over
Fr. 2095-A $20 2009 Boston JA-B Printed Foldover
Printed folds of any nature on colorized notes are unique.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #51297 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2095-C $20 2009 Philadelphia SOI Press JC-? Obstruction
Appears to be very conservatively graded, and rare nonetheless.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ   
Lot #51298 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2168-G $100 1977 Chicago G-A
A full wet ink transfer, face on the back, that is full and bold.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51299 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2172-B $100 1988 New York B-C Misalignment
This face print on the $100 FRN is shifted to the left.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51300 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 2173-C $100 1990 Philadelphia C-A Insufficient Ink
This note has insufficient ink on the back.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51301 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2175-B $100 1996 New York AB-F Shift
This shifted seal creates a dramatic offset on this high grade note. Blue stamp on back.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51302 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2175-L $100 1996 San Francisco AL-B Invert
A lovely Big Head $100 with an inverted third printing. A fresh, original UNC and a difficult note to grade.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51303 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2176-G $100 1996 Chicago AG-A Double Error
This note may well be a double error missing the magnetic ink and severe ink issues on the face.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51304 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 2187-B $100 2009-A San Francisco LB-L Cutting Error
Cutting error, now that's a cool oops!
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ   
Lot #51305 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Arkansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Little Rock Arkansas Treasury Warrant $10
Cr. 11E. Jan. 10, 1862. Serial #29. Printed on white paper. An exceptional note that is superior in grade and which is really quite rare. Well margined, well signed, and with superb depth of printing. A pristine example of an excellent note.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51306 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Arkansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Arkansas Treasury Warrant $10
Cr. 17A, R-10. A difficult to procure 1861 written denomination type and listed as Rarity-10 in Shull-Criswell; noted as “Very Rare.” Sharp looking. A solid paper, pleasant note and bright on the face.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51307 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Hartford Bank of Hartford County $5
CT-175, G40. A Proof on India paper with the ABNC stamp on back.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51308 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Hartford Bank of Hartford County $5 & $10
CT-175-G8, G10. March 1, 1854. An evenly circulated pair. Two piece lot.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51309 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Hartford Phoenix Bank $5 Proof
CT-195 G138. 18__ Proof. Danforth & Hufty, New York and Philada. PCGS notes minor adhesive residue on the face. A very scarce black and white proof and one of the few that we have ever seen.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51310 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
New Haven City Bank of New Haven $50-$100-$20-$20 Uncut Sheet
CT-265. 18__ Remainders. Of the few that we have seen of these complete sheets this nearly Superb Gem is the highest graded one.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51311 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Norfolk Bank $3
18__ Remainder. A deep red tinted example of this better $3 denomination. Always very popular with a horse vignette.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51312 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
West Winsted The Hurlbut Bank $10 Proof
CT-465 UNL. Four HPCs. 18__ Proof. Bald, Adams & Co. New York. Bald, Cousland & Co. Philada. Same as G10 but with the red "TEN" protector below the central vignette of an Indian family. The state die seen at lower right.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51313 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > District of Columbia - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Georgetown Bank of Commerce $10 Proof
DC-70 G4. Four HPCs. 18__ Proof. Printed on India paper and mounted on cardstock. Danforth, Bald, & Co. Philada. & New York. Central vignette of Commerce and Agriculture with small Washington circular portrait. The $5, $10, and $20 black and white Proofs of this type all look very similar. Stacks has sold the $5 and the $20, with that $20 Proof selling for $2,760 a dozen years ago. An important opportunity for the advanced District of Columbia or generic Proof collector.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51314 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > District of Columbia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Washington Bank of the District of Columbia $5 Proof
DC-215 G8a. 1858. Four HPCs. Bald, Cousland & Co. Philada. & New York. Printed directly onto India paper with ABNCo. stamp on back. Full red-orange tint with bold black print. Central vignette of a farming family at the blacksmith's. Portrait of James Buchanan at left. Vignette of Ceres at right. Fully margined and superbly centered, making it well deserving of any high grade deemed fit by PCGS. We have only seen a couple others sell via auction in the past couple of decades, neither of which could come close to matching the technical merit and aesthetic charms of tonight's offering.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51315 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > District of Columbia - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Washington Bullion Bank $1, $2, & $3
A cool and early trio that representing money in the nation's capitol in 1862. Popular and pretty. Three piece lot, the $1 is AU and the $2 and $3 are CU.
Grade: x   
Lot #51316 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > District of Columbia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Washington Bullion Bank $5
DC-170 G8a. Oct. 30, 1861. National Bank Note Co. Impressive vermillion color frame. Woman with elaborate headdress at center. Portrait of Washington at right. Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon at upper left. All penned features are pristine and look as if they were applied last week. The $5 and $10 notes from this issue are much scarcer than are the lower denominations. The Newman note, consecutive to this one, had a 64 PPQ grade and is the only better example of which we are aware. That piece sold for close to $1,300 and it would not surprise us to see a similar realization this evening.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51317 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > District of Columbia - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Washington, DC National Lottery Ticket
March 1820. Authorized by Congress. Two internal splits.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51318 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Florida - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Newberry Bank of Newberry Cashier's Check $1
Cutting Error in LR corner. Shafer FL300-1. 1933. Remainder. An excellent quality note at a grade level we rarely see. This is the only one we have seen with this error.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51319 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Florida - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Tallahassee Territory of Florida $1000 Bond
Unlisted in Criswell. Series A. Jan. 1, 1835. Six percent stock. Embossed Florida Territorial seal at left. Signed by Governor John H. Eaton. Also signed by Charles Austin as treasurer. Twenty-eight coupons attached. Payable at the Phenix Bank in New York. Interest payable semi-annually in New-York or London. The only other ones we have seen were sold by Heritage in 2015 for around $1,700-$2,100 each. A great item.
Grade: AU or so   
Lot #51320 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Florida - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Tallahassee Union Bank of Florida 50¢ Henry L. Rutgers
Benice 89. Interesting Territorial change bill which cleared through the Union Bank of Florida. Rutgers signs in his vivid hand. He was Territorial treasurer and Bank of Florida cashier also. Sharp and well margined
Grade: CU   
Lot #51321 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Georgia - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Athens Bank of Athens $100 Proof
GA-5 G14. Four HPCs. 18__ Proof. Printed on India paper. Imprint of Bald, Cousland & Co., Philadelphia/Baldwin, Bald & Cousland, New York. Central vignette of a herd of cattle and sheep. Large red "100" protector below. A very scarce Proof with a flawless appearance.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51322 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Georgia - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Brunswick City Council of Brunswick $1
This 1877 “Reconstruction” era note is rare issued. Green tints and back. Most known from the title are so-called “special proofs” made by the ABNCo. in the 1970s-80s. Solid note with decent color for the grade. Ex Dorris collection (serial no. 216) example. Underrated issued.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51323 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Georgia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Brunswick City Council of Brunswick $1-$2-$3-$5 Proprietary Proof Uncut Sheet
Actually very scarce as a complete sheet. All the ones we usually come across have the green inking seen throughout. These are enormously margined black and white proprietary Proofs.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51324 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Georgia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Rome Bank of the Empire State $100
Haxby GA-250 G14b. Lesser denominations from the bank are available, but this is the highest denomination on the series; its rarity recognized and well established. Not many were issued we believe and this is serial number 130. This example is superior to the Haxby Plate Note which sports the hefty pedigree of Allan Dorris (where it realized $2,350 in January 2015) and subsequently Art Davidson where it still brought $1,440 last September in our more realistic obsolete currency market of today. Well framed and balanced. An excellent opportunity to obtain an undervalued rarity and fascinating type.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51325 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Georgia - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Obsolete Quartet Louisiana and Georgia $5-$100
Four high grade Obsoletes. Two Gem CU 65s, one Superb Gem 67, and one Superb Gem 68.
Grade: RCGS Graded   
Lot #51326 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Illinois - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Chicago National Base Ball League Ad Note
1887. Chicago Baseball Club ad note for John A. Bailey, auctioneer and general merchandise. It was the city's only licensed auctioneer.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51327 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Illinois - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Mount Carmel Citizens Bank $2 Proof
A lovely red note with a lovely eagle central vignette. There is tape over a tear on the back.
Grade: Proof   
Lot #51328 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
New Haven Commercial Bank $3
Haxby IL-580 G4a. A rare Illinois $3 from a bank that issued only notes from their printed $2-$3 sheets. The high serial 9890 indicates a large circulation at the time, but few are known today. Good color for the grade, but we note some upper right repairs are seen from the back which were done subtly and long ago.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51329 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Batesville Hillenbrand & Bro. General Store 10¢
Wolka UNL. No Date (ca. 1876-1888). Inverted back. The store was operated by brothers John and William Hillenbrand. The couple that we have seen have inverted backs. The only comparably graded example we have seen sold for over $500 back in 2010. Tonight's offering should easily match that.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50   
Lot #51330 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Bremen John Deitrick 50¢
Unlisted in Wolka. 1862. Remainder. A quick read of the obligation leads one to believe that he was a merchant. We cannot find any other record of this and are reasonably confident that it is unique.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50   
Lot #51331 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
La Porte Unknown Issuer 15¢
Wolka 387-1. July 4, 1855. Remainder. W.E. Randall. PMG says previously mounted, as there is a light hinge residue on the back. An excessively rare note and one that should be avidly sought after by the state's many passionate collectors.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #51332 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
LaFayette Pioneer Association $1 Proof
A beautiful Proof with extraordinary vignettes. Tape on back holding a split together.
Grade: Proof   
Lot #51333 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Lexington Indiana Manufacturing Co., Indiana Territory $10
A rare and early Indiana Territory note from 1815.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51334 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 250.00 - $ 350.00)
Logansport Northern Indiana Bank $1
Haxby IN-365 G2a, Wolka 1415-02 (old WVS-449-2). An interesting note from the free bank. Other denominations were printed by Ormsby, but not this type. Certainly still Rarity-7 as listed in the first Indiana book. There was only $43 left out by 1860 and notes were redeemed at 83 cents by the state which is not bad considering it failed in a year. The new Wendell Wolka Indiana E-Book is a must have, is extensively expanded and now renumbered. Normal wear for the grade; without faults.
Grade: VG   
Lot #51335 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Michigan City Indiana State Mining & Manufacturing Co. $1
Wolka 496-1. Jan. 1, 1858. PMG notes a tear repair. Quite a challenging note.
Grade: PMG Fine 12 Net   
Lot #51336 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
Unknown Town Bank of the State of Indiana $100 Proof
IN-2 G298a. July 1, 1857. 6 HPCs. Printed on India paper and mounted to cardstock. Bald, Cousland & Co. New York and Philada. Listed as SENC in Haxby. Deep red tinted paper seen throughout. Central vignette of men and women together. Outlined "C" protector also at center. Flanked by portraits at lower right and left. Very few $100 Proofs are known on the entire state and this is the only example of this type that we have seen. It originally sold for over $3,500 as part of the Peter Mayer collection.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #51337 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Iowa - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Davenport National Base Ball League Ad Note
1887. National Baseball League Chicago Baseball Club and note for Isaac Rothschild, Clothier, corner of Second and Brady, Davenport, IA. Numerous splits and tears but generally attractive.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51338 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Dubuque Lumbermen's Bank of E.L. Fuller & Co., Grand Haven, MI $3
Oakes 55-3. September 1, 1857. Remainder. PCGS notes minor mounting remnants on back. These have sold really well in the past couple of years as new collectors have come in to fill the void following the Newman sales.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51339 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Le Claire Davenport, Rogers & Co. $2
Oakes 88-2. Ca. 1860's. A private issue printed by Hosford & Co. PCGS notes Edge splits, tears, and minor damage. A very scarce note which sold for over $450 in its last auction appearance less than a year ago.
Grade: PCGS VG 10   
Lot #51340 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Kansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory Drovers Bank $10
KS-30 G22a. Whitfield 122. November 1, 1856. Remainder. Kansas Territorial. Native American hunting at center. Bright orange back design. A very underrated denomination from this issue. As always seems to be the case, Waterman Lily Ormsby's nefarious hands were associated with this highly suspicious venture.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #51341 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Kentucky - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Feliciana Real Estate Bank of Kentucky $50
KY-85, G28. A neat signed and issued note with great color and paper quality.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51342 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Franklin Parish of St. Mary $3
There are several series of notes from this Parish with this on white paper. Red overprint at the bottom with seated Agriculture at top. The delicate paper has subtle handling and should be considered exceptional for the series and type. Great type note to represent within a Parish note set.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51343 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
New Orleans Canal Bank $500 & $1,000
A pretty and great pair of high denomination remainders. Two piece lot.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51344 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
New Orleans Citizens' Bank of Louisiana $10
This is a beautiful example of the DIX note. This boldly printed remainder has a minor corner tip fold.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51345 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
New Orleans City of New Orleans $5
UNL. January 1, 1863. Three HPCs at top. A rare green and black note that is fully issued and bears a Civil War era date. Lightly circulated and easily the nicest of the few examples we have seen. The margins are good and the vivid inks look as if they were applied last night. An absolutely beautiful obsolete note and rare in this state of preservation.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #51346 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 50.00 - $ 100.00)
New Orleans Municipality No. One $50
October 30, 1837.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51347 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
New Orleans Municipality No. One $100
Remainder.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51348 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Shreveport R.W. Rodgers $2
Medlar 2. July 7, 1862. Remainder. A tie note that was payable at his office at Jordan's Saline, Texas. Printed on thin, translucent white paper. An excellent note at this grade level.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51349 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Louisiana - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Terrebonne Houma Consolidated Assoc. $1.50
A scarce note and interesting denomination from the issuer. Exceptional grade for the series and quite vibrant. Most notes are Very Good or less from the series. Widemargined and bright. A superior example looking new at first glance.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51351 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Maine - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
China Canton Bank $3
Haxby ME-260 G6a. These are scarce now and the title is quite interesting. Intricate Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, Edson & Co. vignette at the top of cobblers in action. This appears on few notes. Superior grade for this with excellent paper body. Kelly value is $400 in VF, but that might be a little conservative for this strictly described note. Few exceed this from our observations.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51352 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Boston Commonwealth Bank $5
Haxby MA-155 G32. March 4, 1833. A modified Perkins Plate is used on this rare, early Massachusetts note. A couple of minor edge nicks and a small internal tear are noted. Seen with boldly accomplished signatures of Hood and Simpson. The Newman note graded VF and sold for over $500.
Grade: PMG Fine 12   
Lot #51353 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Boston Eliot Bank $100 Proof
MA-170 G18. Proof. 4 POCs. All notes on this bank were SENC prior to the 1990 ABNCo sale. Imprint of Bald, Adams and Company. India paper only. In 1864 this became the Eliot National Bank, charter #536. PMG notes: small tears which are a couple of small cancel pulls. A widely margined proof that faces up like a Superb Gem. This ex: Peter Meyer note fell just short of the $1,000 mark in 2015. A great example.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51354 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Boston Massachusetts Bank $2-$2-$1-$1-$1 Proof Reprint Sheet
A very scarce reprint sheet that was commissioned by the bank in the mid-19th century. Genuine examples are unknown in this form. The Massachusetts Bank is the second oldest in the United States, having been organized in 1784. Some hinge repaired tears are seen. Two punch-out cancels seen in the signature lines of each note. A great item and always desirable.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51355 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Massachusetts Bay State of Massachusetts Bay £15 6%
June 1, 1779. A rare and early Revolutionary War bond.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51356 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Massachusetts Bay £25 July 20, 1779
A neat bond from 1779 and paid in 1780 and with the pine tree vignette at the left.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51357 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Quincy Mount Wollaston Bank $50 Proof
MA-1035, G-24. A lovely note that is stamped ABNC Archives. An excellent train depot vignette.
Grade: AU Proof   
Lot #51358 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Springfield Western Rail Road Office 10¢
Globe Bank, Boston. October 1, 1862. A really tough example to find and certainly of the highest quality for the grade. A Civil War era note from the Western Rail Road Office.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ   
Lot #51359 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Ann Arbor Bank of Ann Arbor $3
A rare denomination and in issued form. Exceptional grade.
Grade: XF/AU   
Lot #51360 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Detroit State Bank of Michigan $1, $2, $3 & $5
This remainder cut sheet is a as pretty as they get and should be well received. Four piece lot.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51361 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Detroit State Bank of Michigan $1, $2, $3 & $5
Beautiful remainders of all four denominations. The 'Indian Buffalo Hunt' vignette on the $2 was from the book 'Interesting Notes About Vignettes, Vol. 1, 1995, Roger H. Durand'. The artist was Felix O.C. Darley, the engraver Robert Hinshelwood and printed by the ABNC. Four piece lot.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51362 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Hancock Pro Bono Publico 5¢
1863. Good at the store. Signed and issued.
Grade: VG   
Lot #51363 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Manistee Tyson, Sweet & Co. 10¢
Remainder. Good for merchandise in the store or lumber yard.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51364 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Manistee Tyson, Sweet & Co. 25¢
Good for merchandise in the store or lumber yard. Unsigned and rare.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51365 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Manistee Tyson, Sweet & Co. 50¢
Good for merchandise in the store or lumber yard. Unsigned and rare.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51366 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Marquette Collins Iron Works $3
March 1, 1873. Liberty vignette. Issued, some tape.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51367 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Schoolcraft Farmers Bank of Prairie Ronde $1
G2. Lee SCH-1-1. 18__ Remainder. Central pastoral vignette. The bank was organized in 1838 but never opened. Some tone spots. A really scarce note.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51368 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
St. Joseph Farmers & Merchants Bank $1-$1-$2-$3 Uncut Sheet
Lee 1-1-2-3. 18__ Remainder. Uncut sheet. Lightly handled and really quite a tough item.
Grade: XF/AU   
Lot #51369 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Minnesota - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
St. Cloud Stearns County Bank $1
Haxby 120-G2, Hewitt B620-D1a. July 5, 1859 Proof. A great rarity of a Proof with excellent vignettes from the Eric Newman collection. PCGS notes: hole punch cancel, mounted on cardstock, Hewitt plate note.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51370 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Ville St. John's College Bank 3¢
Circa 1881. A rare 3¢ note.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51371 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Ville St. John's College Bank $5
A very rare and early college bank note from Minnesota.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51372 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Columbus Real Estate Banking Company of Columbus $100
MS-55 G32. Kraus 14274. Leggett 40. Dec. 8, 1837. Woodruff & Mason, Cincinnati. Western Bank Note Co. Bright and attractive with good margins. The Newman note graded PCGS VF 25 and sold for just under $600. We would expect a similar result this evening.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #51373 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 250.00 - $ 350.00)
Fayette State of Mississippi $3
Kraus 50495. Exceptional grade example of this 1863 dated type on brown paper. Few seen like this and best we have encountered.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51374 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $5
Cr. 13. Mar. 7, 1862. "Cotton Pledged" note. Light gray underprint. Central steaming locomotive vignette. Sailing ship at right. Allegorical woman at left. This is the first of four March 7, 1862 dated "Cotton Pledged" notes we are selling with the light gray underprint. These are a far scarcer type. Evenly circulated and with leviathan margins seen on all sides.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51375 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $20
A superior example of this much better denomination. There are a couple of light hinges on the back that look like they can be easily removed. Any CU example of this $20 is a real find. We just saw a PMG 64 EPQ sell at auction for $1,200.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #51376 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $20
Cr. 11. Mar. 7, 1862. "Cotton Pledged" note. Drab gray underprint. Native American warriors at left. Allegorical woman at right. A trio of gigantic margins but tight at left. The $20, $50, and $100 notes of this type are significantly scarcer than the run of the mill tripe that appears in every sale.
Grade: VF+   
Lot #51377 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $50
Cr. 2Ab. Jan. 22, 1862. A modestly circulated example of this better $50 denomination note.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51378 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $50
Cr. 10. Mar. 7, 1862. "Cotton Pledged" note. Light gray underprint. Bold Native American at left. Slaves picking cotton at right. Well signed and very well margined. Some minor edge splits. Missing upper corner. Low two digit serial number. Quite scarce.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51379 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $100
Cr. 1Ab. Jan. 22, 1862. Central vignette of slaves with baskets filled with cotton. PCGS notes Mounting remnants and stains on back. The higher denomination notes of this type get progressively tougher to obtain.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51380 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Jackson State of Mississippi $100
Cr. 9. Mar. 7, 1862. This is the first Criswell "Cotton Pledged" note and a real challenge to locate in better grade. A sidewheel steamer is seen at center. Freedom with sword at left. Very light staining and edge roughness at left does little to distract one from the rarity and grade wielded by this note. The Newman example had this same March 7, 1862 date. It graded PCGS Apparent VF 30 and sold for about $650. The paper on this note, while at the same grade level, is actually of a much higher quality.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51381 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Manchester Commercial Bank of Manchester $15 Postal Note
Haxby MS-UNL. This late Post Note is not only an important denomination from the state, but an immense rarity. We do not recall seeing an example and it appears to be an unlisted type in all the references (notes from Yazoo City are listed). It’s a Rawdon, Wright & Hatch engraved note with Hebe and eagle at the top. Not in Byron Cook’s 1995 auction which set the standard for Mississippi note collections. The note was once lightly silked with back stains. Piece off bottom- academic in regards to its possible uniqueness. Estimate might be conservative depending on specialist’s inclinations.
Grade: Good   
Lot #51382 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Missouri - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Jefferson City Missouri Defence Bond $1
Sixteen piece lot. 186_ Remainders. All are AU/CU notes with an iffy trimmed margin. In our PCDA sale we sold a smaller lot of comparable quality and it added up to over $60 per note.
Grade: AU/UNC   
Lot #51383 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Missouri - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Lexington Farmers Bank of Missouri $50 Proof
MO-15 G50a. Four HPCs. 18__ Proof. Printed on India paper. Imprint of Bald, Cousland & Co., Philada. & New York. Printed in black with lovely brown-orange tint. The bank operated for a decade beginning in 1857. ABNCo monogram at right. A much scarcer denomination that is only known in Proof form. A really pretty example.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51384 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Missouri - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
St. Louis Exchange Bank of St. Louis $20 Proof
MO-10 UNL. Four HPCs. 18__ Proof. Bald, Cousland & Co, New York and Philada. Fine lace orange tint. This is the variety without the ABNCo monogram. A large smelting scene at center. A superior example of a popular Proof.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51385 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Missouri - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
St. Louis Union Bank of Missouri $5
G18a. August 1, 1860. Payable in Charleston. A newly discovered Missouri rarity from Haxby SENC decades ago.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51386 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Montana - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Sheridan R.P. Bateman 25¢
Montana Territory. Undated (circa 1877). Remainder. A red and green printed remainder that is legitimately rare; perhaps three or four are known of all denominations. Behemoth margins are seen on all sides and this is a rare opportunity to obtain a Montana Obsolete, and a Territorial one at that. Hugely margined and perfectly centered. A great Obsolete.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51387 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Montana - ($ 550.00 - $ 1,100.00)
Sheridan R.P. Bateman 50¢
Wholesale and retail - dry goods, drugs, medicine, clothing. Pretty much all you would have needed in Montana back then. A beautiful scrip note.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51388 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nebraska - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Brownville. Territory of Nebraska Nemaha Valley Bank $1, $2, $3 & $5
NE-10-G2a, G6a, G10a, G12a. Set of four different denominations on this Nebraska Territorial.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51389 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nebraska - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
De Soto Bank of De Soto $1,$2 & $3
Signed and issued, with green counters. These are seldom available in sets these days. Three piece lot.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51390 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nebraska - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Florence Bank of Florence $1, $2, $3 & $5
A lovely set of four Bank of Florence notes. Super quality Obsoletes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51391 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nebraska - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Omaha, Nebraska Territory Western Exchange & Land Co. $5
This was once thought to be the first bank in the Territory but notes more recently researched showed dates of 1857, and this is dated January 1, 1858. Remember 1854 was the Kansas Nebraska Act. Signed by E.P. Goddard and A. Wilson. I believe these were listed as R-7 in Walton and they have remained that rare.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51392 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nebraska - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Omaha City Bank of Nebraska $1-$2 Uncut Proof Pair
NE-60 G4a-G8a. Four HPCs for each proof. 18__. Printed on India paper. From Lot 877 of the 1990 ABNCo sale. This and one other pair we have seen are far and away the nicest ones known. The others are lower grade and have tears.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51393 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nebraska - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Omaha City Brownville Bank & Land Co. $3
NE-50 G2c. Sept. 1, 1857. Green tint. Riverboat scene at center. Large outlined "THREE" protector below. Danforth, Wright & Co., Philada. and New York. A scarcer denomination and in good grade.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ   
Lot #51394 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nevada - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Austin Manhattan Silver Mining Co. $5, $10 & $20
A lovely three piece set of remainders. The notes have been graded: $5 Gem UNC 66 EPQ; $10 Gem UNC 65 EPQ; $20 Gem UNC 65 EPQ.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51395 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Nevada - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Eureka Butter Cup Silver Mining Co. $5
187_ Remainder. National Bank Note Co. New York. Printed on bond paper. Curved title seen at center. Engraved vignettes at bottom left and right. "Pay the bearer on demand FIVE DOLLARS in United States Gold Coin." Notes were payable at George K. Otis, 81 Broadway, New York. One of the few legitimate Nevada Obsoletes to choose from, aside from the common pieces that always appear at auction. One of only two CU examples that we have seen for all denominations from this issuer. This same note sold a year ago for over $2,000 and there is no reason why the same result will occur this time.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51396 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Hampshire - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Hillsborough Valley Bank $10
This note appears altered but and the tint seems different.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51397 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Hampshire - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Lancaster White Mountain Bank $2
Signed and issued by Williams Brothers, Jarell and George. Some flaws.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51398 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Camden Farmers & Mechanics Bank $10 Proof
NJ-60 G10a. Wait 312. Four HPCs. 18__ Proof. Printed on India paper. Imprint of Baldwin, Bald & Cousland, New York. Bald, Cousland & Co. Philadelphia. Central vignette of men working in a blacksmith's shop. Large red "TEN" protector below. Superb grade for this type.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51399 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Cape May Court House Atlantic Bank $1-$3 Proof Pair
NJ-90 G2-G6. Wait 369-371. July 1, 1851. 6 HPCs per proof. Printed on India paper. A bevy of nautical vignettes are seen as would be expected for Cape May. The American Exchange bank Proofs appear regularly enough and are still worth a few hundred dollars in respectable Ch. CU condition. The Atlantic bank Proofs are an entirely different matter. They rarely appear with the exception of a few Proof pairs such as this that came from the ABNCo sale. This is the finest example from that group and it should have no trouble escalating into four-figure price territory.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51400 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Hackensack Washington Banking Co. $3 Proof
18__ Proof. These Washington Banking Co. notes are plenty available as circulated grade issued notes. Proofs are an entirely different matter. These are rare and this one is really pretty.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51401 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Jersey City Morris Canal & Banking $3,000
A crazy denomination to build a canal.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51402 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Lodi Borough of Lodi $5
Fifty piece lot. Shafer NJ 550-5b. Remainders. 1936. At a glance one can see that there are a lot of super high-grade pieces for someone with entrepreneurial spirit to take advantage.
Grade: Superb Gem CU   
Lot #51403 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
New Brooklin Glass Works 10¢
Wait 1610. Ezra B. Lake. Ca. 1850-1876. A very scarce piece of New Jersey scrip. In the past these tend to sell in the hundreds of dollars.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15   
Lot #51404 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
New Brunswick Queen's College Lottery Complete Uncut Sheet
Complete sheet of uncut lottery tickets. June 1814. Unsigned. Third Class. We have seen one individual example at auction. As a complete sheet this is extremely rare.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51405 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Newark Whaling, Sealing, and Manufacturing Co. 37 1/2¢
Haxby UNL. Wait 1545. Apr. 1, 1839. Imprint of C.F. Harrison. Central vignette of a whaling scene, an adaptation of "Capturing of a Sperm Whale." At right is a trio of Spanish Colonial real reverses. A couple of small edge splits with one of them having a small repair on the back. A truly wondrous note on a variety of fronts. The Newman example of this scarce denomination graded Fine, with some unmentioned minor issues, and it scaled the thousand dollar barrier.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51406 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 350.00 - $ 500.00)
Paterson Peoples' Bank of Paterson $7
A great remainder note with an odd denomination. Scarce and always popular.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51407 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Perth Amboy City Bank of Perth Amboy $5 Proof
NJ-440 UNL. Four HPCs. May 1, 1856. Baldwin, Bald & Cousland, New York. Bald, Cousland & Co. Philadelphia. Large central vignette of the New Jersey state seal flanked by Agriculture and Liberty. Certainly Proofs from this bank have not been scarce since 1990 but to find another at the Gem grade level is a little bit of a chore.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51408 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Phillipsburg Bank $1
NJ 455, G2a. A beautiful train vignette and colorful. Cancelled by rubber stamp and cancellation holes. Still very lovely.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51409 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Pay Voucher 7th Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers $5
January 25, 1862. Payable to Robert Aitken. Signed and countersigned.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51410 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Albany Commercial Bank of Albany $2 Proof
NY-60 G8. Listed as SENC in Haxby. Printed by local firm Packard, Gavit & Co. Albany. Allegorical female at center. The Newman example graded PCGS Apparent 64 and topped the $1,000 mark. We sold this note two years ago in our IPMS sale for over $550.
Grade: PCGS New 62   
Lot #51411 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Brooklyn Central Bank of Brooklyn $1 Proof
This central vignette shows a farming scene. Some age spots on this note.
Grade: Ch. Proof   
Lot #51412 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Brooklyn Central Bank of Brooklyn $5 Proof
NY-315 G8b. Four HPCs. Printed on India paper. Baldwin, Adams & Co. New York. Bald, Cousland & Co. Philadelphia. PCGS notes a small edge tear at top left of center. A custom vignette of Brooklyn City Hall. An attractive black and white Proof with excellent centering.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51413 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
French Creek Franklin Bank of Chautauqua County $5
French Creek Franklin Bank of Chautauqua County $5 Counterfeit
Counterfeit. July 15, 1847. A rare bank that typically only appears in proof form, and even those are infrequent sightings. This note has tears, stains, paper pulls. The Newman example was low grade with problems and still sold for over $500, although it is duly noted that was a raised denomination note. Simply a rare item.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #51414 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Hornellsville Bank of Hornellsville $5 Proof
NY-1030 G6. Mar. 15, 1854. HPC. Printed on India paper. Mounted to cardstock. Baldwin, Adams & Co., New York. A pair of frontiersman vignettes seen at the sides. A variation resembling the seal of New York at top center. A superb black and white Proof that is just about the nicest example we have seen.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51415 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
Ithaca Tompkins County Bank $100 Proof
NY-1085 G14. Printed on India paper. Four large HPCs. Imprint of Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty, New York & Philadelphia. Central vignette of a perched eagle with steamer in background. Flanked by several cameo heads. A lovely Gem except for the bottom being a little tight. This ex: Newman note sold for over $2,500 in 2015 and it remains the finest known Proof from the bank.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #51416 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Jamestown Bank of Ellicott $1 Proof
NY-111. A lovely black and white Proof on India paper by Baldwin, Bald & Cousland, NY. Listed in Haxby as a non-existent bank while clearly this is a real Proof. Punch-cancelled.
Grade: Gem CU Proof   
Lot #51417 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
New York East River Bank $5 Proof
NY-1570, G16. A nice India paper Proof remainder with the purple ABNC stamp on back. Central vignette is of a woman with a spinning wheel and another with a sickle.
Grade: Proof   
Lot #51418 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 100.00 - $ 200.00)
New York Gunning's Restaurant 10¢
New York Gunnings Restaurant 10¢
Undated. Hole punch cancelled. Nice mulit-color script note remainder. PCGS notes: mounting remnants on back.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51419 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
New York North River Bank $100 Proof
NY-1845 G58. Four HPCs. Printed on India paper. Baldwin, Bald & Cousland New York. Bald, Cousland & Co. Philadelphia. Large steamship vignette at upper left. Corresponding Cornelius Vanderbilt portrait at lower right. The bank served the city from 1821 to 1890. A lovely Proof that looks like a Gem through the holder.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #51420 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Otisco Hamilton & Skaneateles Turnpike Co. 87-1/2¢ Huge Gutter Fold Error
Harris 10. December 15, 1815. Signed and issued. PMG notes previously mounted. A giant gutter fold error bisects the central denomination marker. Not a scarce issue but a really scarce and cool odd denomination. The only other one we have seen was the Harris collection note, which graded VF and sold for around $600 in 2003. This note, considering its grade and gutter fold error, should make a strong case for a four-figure price realization.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #51421 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Poughkeepsie Middle District Bank $2
NY-2290, G24A. October 1, 1827. A very nice note from the issue that never had an example of this bank. Excellent rarity in Haxby SENC 40 years ago. PCGS notes: minor ink erosion at bottom right.
Grade: PCGS VF 25 Apparent   
Lot #51422 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Sag Harbor W. & G.H. Cooper 5¢-10¢-15¢-25¢-50¢ Remainder Sheet
Harris UNL. November 25, 1862. Edge tears and damage noted by PCGS. A superb Civil War era sheet and a rare one at that. Individual examples are rarely seen and they tend to sell for hundreds when they do become available. Sag Harbor is a village located in Suffolk County, Long Island, in the towns of East Hampton and Southampton. A charming location and one that should be visited by anyone with so much as a shred of civility. A great Long Island piece.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51423 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 850.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Charlotte Bank of Charlotte $10
Haxby NC-5 G12b. The vermillion color notes from this series are among the most beautiful Toppan, Carpenter & Co./ABNCo. notes. The layout is wonderful. Not often encountered better than this. Sharp vignettes and color.
Grade: Ch. Fine   
Lot #51424 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Raleigh Bank of the State of North Carolina $10
Haxby NC-60 Unlisted Spurious. Not in Haxby but this is Pennell 1195SP. A rare false note with that usually “odd” look seen on such types. High grade for the few we have seen. Not in Newman we believe.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51425 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Raleigh State of North Carolina $50
Cr. 74C. Jan. 22, 1862. Cross-Cut cancelled. Central vignette of Liberty being greeted by Prosperity. Printed on the back of pre-war state bonds. Fully framed and bright. Good signatures and bold red-penned date. Quite scarce.
Grade: PCGS VF 35   
Lot #51426 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Washington Bank of Washington $3, $4 & $5
Dated 1860. Signed and issued but to most a remainder. Three piece lot.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51427 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Washington Bank of Washington $3, $4, $5 & $10
Possible cut sheet of four, a beautiful set. Amazing quality to slab.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51428 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Washington Bank of Washington $4
NC-85 G8a. Nov. 1, 1862. American Bank Note Co. New York. Central vignettes of an Indian family and a teacher with students on each side of a very patriotic shield. George and Martha Washington are found in circular portraits at the upper left and lower right corners. What makes this note so special is that it is numbered, dated, and signed by BOTH the Cashier and President. Remainders from this issue are dirt common. Fully issued notes are not. This lovely Ch. AU example is one of the very nicest fully issued ones we have seen.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51429 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Wilmington Commercial Bank of Wilmington $20
NC-95 G14a. Pennell 600. Feb. 1, 1861. Danforth, Bald & Co., Philadelphia & New York. Small central vignette of Hope. This is the type with the ornate back, although Pennell does not differentiate between plain and ornate backs. At upper left, a seated princess as America. Fully issued and really scarce. This note first sold for $1,150 back in 2003 and we doubt it has gotten any more common.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51430 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Bridgeport State Bank of Ohio $1
OH-5 G112a. Wolka 0205-06. March 1, 1860. Belmont branch. This branch was organized in 1848 and eventually became the First National Bank of Bridgeport, charter #214. In the mid-1850s the vice president took over the signatory duties and the plate was altered to reflect this fact. The engraved "Vice President" seen at lower right is the only such example we can think of on any obsolete currency. Contemporary counterfeits are somewhat available but genuine notes on this short-lived bank are unique or nearly so. A great note and one that should find a happy new home with one fortunate soul.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51431 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Cleveland Spencerian National College Bank $10
Unnumbered remainder. Unlisted in Schingoethe. In 1848, E.G. Folsom established Folsom's Business College, the predecessor of the Spencerian College, in Cleveland, Ohio. Only two students enrolled in the school's first academic term. Folsom's Business College helped provide Cleveland businesses with qualified employees. Among the college's graduates during the nineteenth century was John D. Rockefeller, Sr. The Cleveland College became known as the Spencerian College, named after Platt Spencer, a former professor at the institution and developer of Spencerian script. A wonderfully margined example with two different colored signatures. The higher denominations get progressively scarcer. This $10 note should surpass the AU with ink $1 note that we sold for $600 in our PCDA sale.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50   
Lot #51432 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Cleveland Spencerian National College Bank $500
Unnumbered remainder. Unlisted in Schingoethe. In 1848, E.G. Folsom established Folsom's Business College, the predecessor of the Spencerian College, in Cleveland, Ohio. Only two students enrolled in the school's first academic term. Folsom's Business College helped provide Cleveland businesses with qualified employees. Among the college's graduates during the nineteenth century was John D. Rockefeller, Sr. The Cleveland College became known as the Spencerian College, named after Platt Spencer, a former professor at the institution and developer of Spencerian script. A wonderfully margined example with two different colored signatures. The higher denominations get progressively scarcer. This $500 note should surpass the AU with ink $1 note that we sold for $600 in our PCDA sale.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #51433 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Columbus Catholic College Bank 10¢
Schingoethe OH-400-.10. Wolka 0849-01. Undated (ca. 1878-1903). Unsigned. Printed by one of the few Catholic business colleges in the country. The back shows an excerpt taken from the Encyclical Spectata Fides, written by Pope Leo XIII on November 27, 1885. This excerpt #4 seems particularly poignant in today's world. A truly unique item.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #51434 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Kirtland Safety Society Bank $10
Haxby 245-G10, Rust 8. A well circulated Kirtland Safety Society $10 that is basically lacking signatures. A decent note with even circulation with the Mormon connection to the bank. PCGS notes: restorations, minor stains.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12 Apparent   
Lot #51435 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Mansfield Richland & Huron Bank $3
OH-268, G14. December 16, 1816. Rare and pretty Richland County Ohio note. Better quality than in Haxby. Signed and issued.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #51436 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Maumee City Insurance Company $5
Wolka 1624-08. Dec. 1, 1838. W.E. Tucker & Co., Philada. Chartered as an insurance company in 1838 and failed as a bank in 1839. This denomination is currently believe to be unique.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #51437 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 150.00 - $ 300.00)
Newark Town Council of Newark 12-1/2¢
1841. Remainder. A seldom seen denomination.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51438 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
West Union Bank of West Union $100
OH-440 G62. Wolka 2824-33. The Haxby Plate Note. Jan. 8, 1855. Western Bank Note Co. PCGS notes minor stains, ink erosion, foreign substance on back. A bank that would hit the bricks in the summer of 1841. Central vignette of the goddess Aurora in a four wheeled chariot pulled by two griffins. One of only three known of this denomination, and this is likely the finest. The first time this sold it realized over $1,500 in a 2014 sale.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51439 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Ohio - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Unknown Vesuvius Furnace Store 5¢
Wolka 2074-01. Remainder. Undated (circa 1860s). Constructed in Lawrence County and in operation for roughly 70 years. Minor rust on back. Wendell's 25¢ note graded F/VF and sold for $329 a few years back.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51440 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Oregon - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony 25¢ & 50¢
A lovely Gem set of fractional currency from this rare location. The Puget Sound Co-operative Colony was the brainchild of two Seattle lawyers, Peter Peyto Good (d. 1886) and George Venable Smith (1843-1919). In June 1887, the Puget Sound Co-operative Colony, incorporated in Seattle the previous month, moved its headquarters to the small settlement of Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula, where its founders envisioned building an ideal collective community.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51441 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Oregon - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Silverton Appeal-Tribune $1
Unlisted in Shafer. Mar. 28, 1933. Roulette cancelled three times. Minor splits and stains. This is a rare Depression Scrip era item that is believed to be unique or nearly so.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51442 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Carlisle Bank $5 Proof
PA-45 G16. Hoober 53-3. 18__ Proof. Draper, Underwood, Bald & Spencer. Printed on India paper. Mounted to cardstock. Five female vignettes, all of which are provocatively clothed. Central woman holding a caduceus. A scarce Proof and particularly so at this pristine grade.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51443 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Clearfield County Bank $1
PA-70 G2a. Hoober 68-1. Sept. 9, 1863. Remainder. The highest graded example we have seen and a superb representative for the bank. The Newman $1 note was AU and sold for a little under $200. This note is a dozen points higher and should sell for a lot more.
Grade: PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ   
Lot #51444 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Clearfield County Bank $5-$5-$5-$10 Complete Uncut Sheet
PA-70 G4a-6a. Remainders. Sep. 9, 1863. Uncut sheet. Printed by American Bank Note Co. Haxby listed these denominations at SENC. Some sheets showed up but most were cut up. Intact sheets are still quite scarce.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #51445 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Green Castle Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Green Castle $20
Haxby PA-160 G22. May 26, 1815. Minor back stains. Imprint of Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co. All notes from this early series are really scarce but this higher denomination $20 note is rare. Missing from Newman and the only other one we had seen was nearly identical to this one, which we sold for close to $400 in our IPMS sale last year.
Grade: F/VF   
Lot #51446 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Lock Haven Bank $20
PA-260, G10. A front and back for this $20 Proof of the series. A lovely note with exceptional color.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51447 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Lock Haven Bank $100
PA-260, G14. A rare $100 face and back Proof.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51448 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Mercer & Meadville Turnpike Road Co. $1
November 30, 18??. In payment of debts due. The main road leading from Pittsburgh to Erie through Mercer, Shealeyville, Meadville, etc., seems to have been laid out when the territory was yet under the practical control of Crawford County. In 1807 the station appropriated $400 to improve the road between Mercer and Meadville. In 1817 the Mercer & Meadville Turnpike Company was chartered by the Legislature to improve and operate the road between Mercer and Meadville, connecting at Mercer with the road to Pittsburgh. in 1821 the company opened the line for general traffic. It continued to be the principal thoroughfare through Mercer County for many years, and though macadamized, was subject to the restrictions of toll-gates until quite a late day.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51449 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Oil City Bank $5
PA-380, G6a. September 15, 1864. Super vignettes on this signed and issued example.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #51450 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Philadelphia Bank of North America $1
PA-485 G84b. Hoober 305-41. Apr. 17, 1862. American Bank Note Co. Impressive Revolutionary War central vignette. This was one of the longest serving state banks and then kept its name and went on to become a national bank.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15   
Lot #51451 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Philadelphia Bank of Pennsylvania $20
PA-480 G184c. Hoober 305-100. Dec. 1, 1856. Six cancels of varying sizes and shapes. Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. Philad. & New York. Pennsylvania Coat of Arms at left. Lovely red and blue print. This note is from the bank's revival period of 1843-1857. A fully issued example of this much better denomination.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51452 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Philadelphia Bank of Pennsylvania $20 Proof
PA-480 G184. 18__ Proof. PMG notes right end reattached, mounted on card. All of the proofs from this series are very scarce and the higher the denomination gets the scarcer it gets.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 Net   
Lot #51453 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Philadelphia Bank of the United States $20
US-3, G8a. September 1, 1838. Design 20a. This note was issued shortly before the charter ran out.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51454 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Philadelphia Bank of the United States $1,000
US-3 G100. Hoober 305-160. Dec. 15, 1840. Post Note. Central vignette of the Bank of the United States, flanked by a bevy of famous people. Interest and principal payment annotations are seen on the back. Exceptional grade for this denomination.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #51455 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Philadelphia Bank of the United States $2,000
US-3 G102. Hoober 305-162. Dec. 15, 1840. Post Note. PMG notes a Minor repair which we cannot easily see. A scarcer high denomination note.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #51456 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Philadelphia Bank of the United States (2nd) $5 Counterfeit
US-2 C4. Sept. 7, 1819. Contemporary counterfeit. PMG comments pinholes. A superb grade of this always desirable Bank of the U.S. counterfeit.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #51457 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Philadelphia Bank of the United States Fourth of Exchange 1000 Pounds
1000 Pounds. Mar. 13, 1820. Lovely eagle with "Bank of the United States of A" banner at left edge. A very interesting piece and one of only a few we have ever seen.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51458 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Philadelphia Manufacturers & Mechanics Bank $20 Proof
PA-450 G44. Hoober 309-389. Four HPCs. Baldwin, Bald & Cousland, New York. Bald, Cousland & Co., Philadelphia. As made paper wrinkle. Small tear noted by PMG. A wide scene of men hard at work. Wonderfully margined and quite attractive. A less common $20 Proof.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51459 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Philadelphia Manufacturers & Mechanics Bank $500 Proof
PA-450 G50. 18__ Proof. Four HPCs. Bald, Cousland & Co., Philadelphia. Baldwin, Bald and Cousland, New York. Excellent vignette of Independence Hall at right. PMG spots a minor restoration but it is not jumping out at us. The $500 and $1,000 Proof notes tend to be a collecting niche all their own since there are relatively so many fewer than for the lower denomination Proofs. The variety with the red "D" protector was found in the ABNCo holdings but not this one.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51460 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Philadelphia Manufacturers & Mechanics Bank $500 Proof
An amazing note that features Joseph Reed and Independence Hall. I think it's very cool.
Grade: AU Proof   
Lot #51461 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Philadelphia Mechanics Bank of the City & County of Philadelphia $1
PA-455 G34a. Hoober 305-398. April 15, 1862. PCGS comments: small edge splits, tears and tape repairs, pinholes at left. Powerful central vignette of an arm holding hammer, flanked by green "1" protectors. Henry Clay at lower left. Single signature space for the Cashier. The Newman note graded PCGS VF 25 PPQ and sold for $2,000.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51462 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road One Share
Mar. 16, 1795. Stock Certificate. No. 903. Upper central vignette of a Conestoga wagon traveling on the improved road. Impressed seal at left. Two hard folds account for the XF grade. Made out to Frederick Kuhn of the Borough of Lancaster. Signed by William Bingham as President. The back endorsements show this was transferred to Peter Kuhn on Apr. 26, 1817. Then transferred to Biddle, Wharton and brothers on May 6, 1817. Finally on Apr. 2, 1818 transferred to the President, Managers + Company of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Road. This company was formed to improve the Indian trails in Pennsylvania and to form better roads to effectively make for easier travel in the fledgling state. Clear signature of President William Bingham (1752-1804) at lower right. Bingham amassed a sizeable fortune during the Revolutionary War. He was founder and director of the Bank of North America and also served for six years (1795-1801) as a Senator from Pennsylvania. He was considered the wealthiest man in the new nation at this time and he was the ultimate capitalist. His signature is quite rare and that is what makes this item so valuable. Heritage has never sold one. Stacks sold a comparable example a decade ago as part of the Coast to Coast collection. It realized a hair under $2,000 that day in the crappy post-Recession market. This is a real prize for whomever decides to bring it home. It may very well be several years before another avails itself.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51463 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
Phoenixville Bank of Phoenixville $10
PA-515 G10a. April 1, 1861. American Bank Note Company imprint at bottom. Horse with wagoner at center. Portrait of John Quincy Adams at left. Steaming train at lower right. Oval advertising stamp on back for "J.R. Casselberry Dry Goods Wholesale and Retail No. 45 North 8th St. Philadelphia." Proofs of this bank are available. Issued notes are rare as hen's teeth, with this being only one of a couple $10 examples we have seen. Newman only had a $1 note, PCGS Fine 12, and that topped the $3,000 mark. When these do appear they always bring a solid multi-thousand dollar price. This is a superb note.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15   
Lot #51464 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Shamokin Bank $5
G6a. A gorgeous multi-color Proof with vignettes of Indians, coal miners and a family. Danford, Wright & Co.
Grade: Gem Proof   
Lot #51465 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Shamokin Bank $10
A magnificent work of art featuring a coal mine and train with a woman steadfastly along the side. Amazing colors. Danforth, Wright & Co., Philadelphia and New York.
Grade: Gem Proof   
Lot #51466 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Shamokin Bank $20
A gorgeous $20 with three amazing vignettes which looks like a family story. Superb colors. Danforth & Wright.
Grade: Gem Proof   
Lot #51467 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Stroudsburg Bank $5 Proof
PA-630 G6a. 18__ Proof. Four HPCs. Printed on India paper and mounted to cardstock. Danforth, Wright & Co. Philada. and New York. Light rose-red lace tinting. Center vignette of tanners at work. Ben Franklin at lower left, William Penn at lower right. Superb margins and impressive visual appeal. This same Proof first sold for $1,350 less than two years ago in an ANA sale.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51468 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Tamaqua Anthracite Bank of Tamaqua $100 Proof
PA-635 UNL. Similar to G14a but without the red denomination counter. Four HPCs. Printed on India paper. Baldwin, Bald & Cousland. New York/Bald, Cousland & Co. Philadelphia. Logging scene at center. Portrait of Daniel Webster at lower right. An overwhelming majority of these are the type with the denomination counters, and they almost always have problems.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #51469 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Warren Warren County Bank $5
Haxby PA-680 G4. July 18, 1855. PCGS notes a small repaired edge tear at top center but through the holder it remains a mystery to this cataloger. A really rare note and one of the only ones that we have ever seen.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51470 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Wilkesbarre Wyoming Bank at Wilkesbarre' $1 Proof
PA-715 G40. June 11, 1841. Proof. Underwood, Bald, Spencer, and Hufty, Philada. Danforth, Underwood & Co. New York. Justice and Manufacturing at center. Cameo heads at each side. PMG notes Repaired, which seems to be a small edge split repair near the lower right corner. The Wyoming Bank was chartered in 1829, and became the Wyoming National Bank, charter number 732, in 1865. Not nearly as popular as the vividly inked National Bank Note Company notes but really just as scarce in many instances.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 Net   
Lot #51471 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Yatesville Colliery Office of the McNeal Coal Co. 5¢, 10¢, $1, $2, & $5
186_. These five ad notes are all remainders and are in excellent condition.
Grade: Mostly AU   
Lot #51472 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Rhode Island - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Providence Weybosset Bank $1.25
RI-410, G7. Listed in Haxby as SENC 40 years ago. A rare and evenly circulated denomination that is signed and issued.
Grade: F/VF   
Lot #51473 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Rhode Island - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Providence Weybosset Bank $5
Haxby SENC. April 1862. A scarce Providence bank that shows as R-6.
Grade: VG   
Lot #51474 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Rhode Island - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Tiverton Bank $1 Proof
RI-505, G2a. A Proof note with the ABNC purple stamp on back. No overprint. Punch-cancelled. There is a tear at the right cancellation hole.
Grade: CU Proof   
Lot #51475 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Rhode Island - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Warwick Bank $3
The serial number 5 on this note is the big hint that this much rarer than most collectors might recognize. Other later series from the bank are encountered, but this is the first we have seen. Whitman Encyclopedia cites “known none;” An opportunity.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51476 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > South Carolina - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Charleston State Bank of South Carolina $5 Proof
SC-40, G22a. This Proof has a red counter along with flaws.
Grade: Proof   
Lot #51477 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Hayesville Greene County Iron Co. $5
Hayesville Greene Cuonty Iron Co. $5
A handsome series and type. This note was payable to New York and clearly had multi-state usage. Beautifully engraved and printed by the National Bank Note Co. The ornate green back is notable. Bright and crisp.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51478 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Jonesborough Trustee of Washington County 25¢
Warrant. Pen cancelled. May 8, 1879. Back ink notation shows that this was paid on August 11, 1879. Embossed seal of the county court at far right. A crushingly rare Tennessee Obsolete that first sold for $1,500 in early 2018. The only one we have seen and presumed unique.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51479 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Knoxville Bank of East Tennessee $3
January 1, 1851. Signed and issued.
Grade: Fine +   
Lot #51480 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Memphis Southern Bank of Tennessee $3
Haxby TN-125 G6. A very stylish issue. Not signed by the officers, but by the state official. Magnificent Native American scene at the left. The finest we have seen.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51481 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Nashville State of Tennessee $1
Cr. 22. Garland 1263. Series C. July 1, 1883. Remainder. Portrait of Governor William B. Bates at left. Green lace tint. Ornate brown back with capital building at center. Very rare and unpriced in Shull. Issued to fund redemption of the notes of the Bank of Tennessee. A four-figure note at this high grade level.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51482 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Shelbyville Western Manufacturing Company $3
This company was formed in 1831 with this particular note being issued during the Panic of 1837 period. Central train vignette. Well signed and broadly margined with PMG noting some evidence of a previous mounting. Dennis Schafluetzel says this denomination is unique and we have never seen another note to contradict that assertion. A great note for the Tennessee specialist.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15   
Lot #51483 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Naval Appropriation $25
Cr. AW3. Medlar 43. April 23, 1841. Cross-cut cancelled. These certificates paid the men of the second Texian Navy. Endorsed on the back.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51484 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $3-$2-$1-$1 Uncut Sheet
July 1, 1841. Fourth issue of notes uncut sheet with flaws and mounted on the back; part of the damage is from cancellation. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: F/VF   
Lot #51485 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $1
Sept. 1, 1841. Fourth Issue. An attractive $1 from John and Lola's collection. Cut cancelled.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51486 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $2
Aug. 1, 1841. Fourth Issue. An attractive Deuce with several hinges holding it all together. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51487 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $3
July 1840. Fourth Issue. A very attractive and desirable $3 note from John and Lola's collection. Cut cancelled.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51488 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $5
Republic of Texas $5
1840. CrA4. Vignette of Indian seated with box. Stamp filed and audited is visible. Cut cancelled. John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51489 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $10
Republic of Texas $10
CrA5. January 15, 1840. A pretty example of the Fifth Issue $10. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51490 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $20
Republic of Texas $20
January 27, 1840. Cut cancelled. Great color and overall appearance. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51491 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $50
Cr. A7. Medlar 27. May 27, 1839. Cut cancelled. Funded and cancelled circular stamp at lower right. PMG notes pinholes. There is an ad on the back for "J. Brock's Cheap Jewelry Store 75 Chatham St. New York."
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51492 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $50
Republic of Texas $50
January 30, 1841 (?). A lovely example with great paper that is more AU than XF. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51493 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $100
Republic of Texas $100
Cr A8. August 20, 1839. A pleasing $100 with a couple of hinges over the cancellations. A pretty note from John and Lola's collection. Cut cancelled.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51494 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 700.00)
Austin Republic of Texas Certificate $100
Republic of Texas Certificate $100
June 20, 1845. This bond is made out to D. Cameron and signed by Charles DeMorse. Cut cancelled.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51495 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $500
Republic of Texas $500
CrA9. April 26, 1839. A lovely example with high quality paper but a couple of small stamp hinges holding the cancellations together. Cut cancelled.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51496 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 700.00)
Austin Republic of Texas $500
Republic of Texas $500
February 5, 1840 and hand-dated June 15, 1840. This item is made out to H.H. Shawbridge and signed by Charles DeMorse. Cut cancelled.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51497 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Houston Republic of Texas $100
CrH11. December 15, 1837. A very high grade Republic of Texas First Issue $100 with Sam Houston signature, although generally signed for him. June 9, 1837, City of Houston. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51498 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Austin Treasury Warrant $50 & $100
Cr. 31 and Cr. 38. June 20 and June 27, 1864. The $50 is "For Military Service" and the $100 is "For Civil Service." An exceptional quality pair of these better high denomination examples. Do not let these pass by at this grade level.
Grade: AU or better   
Lot #51499 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Columbia Commercial & Agricultural Bank of Texas $1
December 31, 1842. This remainder was signed by Geo. Parker, President and Robson, Cashier. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51500 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Galveston Bay & Texas Land Co. 177 + Acres
New York, dated 16th October, 1830. Check out the cool vignette along the bottom. Great Texas history. Hinges.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51501 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Houston Government of Texas $3
Cr H15. R-8. May 1, 1838. A center vignette of Commerce holding a sword. Sam Houston signed as president. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51502 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 100.00 - $ 200.00)
Houston Government of Texas $3
Cr. H15. April 1, 1838. This note has seen better days as only part of it is here. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: AG   
Lot #51503 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Houston Government of Texas $5
Cr. H16. May 1, 1838. Vignette of Indian chasing the Buffalo. Sam Houston signed as president. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51504 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Houston Government of Texas $10
Cr. H17. Nov. 25, 1838. A lovely note with Sam Houston signing as president. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51505 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Houston Government of Texas $20
Cr H19. Nov. 1, 1838. A nice cut cancelled note and signed for president by Sam Houston. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51506 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Houston Government of Texas $50
Cr H21. July 1, 1838. This note carries the Sam Houston signature, signing as president. Cut cancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51507 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Houston Treasurer of the Republic of Texas $1
Cr. H22. December 17, 1837 Act. Medallion Ace. Uncancelled. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #51508 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Nacogdoches Kelsey H. Douglass $2
May 1, 1840. New Orleans to Nacogdoches. Cancelled in pen. From John and Lola's collection.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51509 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Nacogdoches Kelsey H. Douglass $3
Medlar 3, Olsen 1435. These have become exceptionally popular over time and this is signed. Gorgeous engraving by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch. The normal pen cancel is light. Very bold example.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51510 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Nacogdoches Kelsey H. Douglass $2-$2-$3-$5 Uncut Sheet
This sheet is a remainder with 'X' cancels in ink and it's mounted to a board. From John and Lola's collection. Some mounting flaws.
Grade: AU/CU   
Lot #51511 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 50.00 - $ 100.00)
State of Texas Certificate With Seal & Signatures
1883-1887. Document signed by John Ireland, Governor; E.S. Canlwhen, Private Secretary and J.W. Baines, Secretary of State.
Grade: xf   
Lot #51512 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Texas Government Bond $100
January 1, 1841. This bond is made out to Charles DeMorse and signed by Burnett. A beauty that has been loosely mounted on card stock. Cut cancelled.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51513 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Texas Government Bond $500
This bond is made out to Charles DeMorse who signed some of the other bonds. This bond was signed by Burnet. Pieces of the cut cancel are loose but there. Ten coupons. NOTE: this item has had a piece detach on the left side during lot viewing.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51514 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Utah - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Salt Lake City Drovers Bank $1
July 1, 1856. Signed and issued. There is a bite out of the upper left corner and toned paper. Hinge.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51515 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Utah - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Salt Lake City Great Salt Lake Valley Scrip $1
Rust 73. January 20, 1849. This white paper $1 note is signed by B. Young, H.C. Kimball and Theo. Bullock.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #51516 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Chatham Bank of Pittsylvania $20
Haxby VA-50 G8a. Long recognized as much scarcer than $5 and $10 notes. A bright note for this scarcer type from the ABN printed series with green frame, ends, and counter surrounds. Large Washington at the center. Auction records have consistently been near $400 or more.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51517 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Jeffersonville Trans-Alleghany Bank of Virginia $5-$5-$10-$20 Complete Uncut Sheet
Remainder. Rare as a complete uncut sheet. A great item that is lightly circulated.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51518 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Lexington Bank of Rockbridge $1.25
Haxby VA-115 G16. Odd denomination and very high grade for any note from the series. Deceptively rare type of which we have not seen many, if any. Looks New at first.
Grade: PMG VF 25 EPQ   
Lot #51519 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Nickelsville Scott County 75¢
JL UNL. 1862. Harris & Wood. PMG notes repaired and reconstructed. A really rare obsolete note from Virginia and one of only a couple we have seen. The other was a rag and it still sold for around $350.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15 Net   
Lot #51520 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 150.00 - $ 250.00)
Richmond Old Dominion Savings Bank 30¢
Jones & LittlefieldBR70-10. A scarce denomination from the series.
Grade: VG   
Lot #51521 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Richmond Virginia Treasury Note $10 Cut Sheet
A nice UNC group of four notes, all serial #15301 (plates A, B, C, D), so likely a cut sheet. The notes grade as Ch. Abt. New 55, Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ, and two pieces are Very Ch. New 64 PPQ.
Grade: PCGS Graded   
Lot #51522 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Winchester Farmers' Bank of Virginia 12 1/2¢-12 1/2¢-6 1/4¢-$1-50¢-25¢ Uncut Sheet
Jones PW 70-12-12-10-18-16-14. George F. Hupp. Nov. 1, 1839. Payable "in notes of the Farmers' Bank of Virginia." The Jones reference states "No record of this Counting House and no signed notes have been seen." This Ch. CU sheet is only matched by one other we have seen. That was a PMG Ch. UNC 63 that sold for $600 earlier this year. If you like odd denomination notes then this is for you.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51523 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Wisconsin - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Depere Bank of Fox River Hydraulic Company $5 Proof
WI-120 G6. Durand WIT-6. Printed on India paper. Mounted to cardstock. Imprint of Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co., Philad. & N.Y. Central vignette of ships in the harbor. The bank's life ended in 1839. An absolutely rare Proof.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51524 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Wisconsin - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Green Bay Fox River Bank $5 Specimen
WI-235 G6b. Six HPCs. 18__ Specimen. Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York. An extremely rare bond paper specimen. We sold this same specimen for over $500 in our 2016 PCDA sale.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51525 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Wisconsin - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Madison, Wisconsin Territory Secretary of the Territory $5
Listed in Krause but without a catalog number. Feb. 19, 1842. Cut-out cancelled. A rendition of the state Capitol at center. This scrip was issued by the Territory of Wisconsin, which was almost always short of necessary funds. A very desirable Territorial Obsolete, especially in problem-free condition.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51526 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Wisconsin - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Madison Territory of Wisconsin $10
Durand WIT-36. Central square cancel. Eagle vignette at top center. Small edge splits. Very underrated as a nice VF note.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51527 - Confederate Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
T-14 $50 September 2, 1861 Contemporary Counterfeit
A contemporary counterfeit type that we rarely ever find at this grade level. The paper is bright and fresh, with superb printing. There is a hint of a handled corner that keeps this from a Gem grade. The only other one we can find at this grade level was a PCGS Apparent Ch. New 63 that topped the $400 mark a few years ago.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51528 - Confederate Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
T-18 $20 September 2, 1861 Bogus Back
A reasonably ho-hum Confederate type note whose value escalates dramatically due to its bogus back printing. "ONE THOUSAND DOLLAS" is seen at center with a wide array of green-inked designs.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51529 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-20 $20 September 2, 1861 Contemporary Counterfeit
Printed on J. Whatman 1862 watermarked paper. A single broad diagonal fold prevents the Ch. CU grade from being assigned. A much better variety with this watermark.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51530 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-21 $20 September 2, 1861
Cross-cut cancelled. Technically about 95% fully framed but realistically with wide margins for this type. A Confederate note with excellent color and fresh paper.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51531 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-21 $20 September 2, 1861
PF-5. Very well margined on three sides with only some tightness seen along the top. CSA scrip watermark. Very well signed and seen with far fewer folds than usual for a VF note. Lower end VFs tend to sell in the mid-hundreds, but as you get to problem free VF 30 and VF 35 examples the thousand dollar barrier is not out of reach.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51532 - Confederate Items - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 5,000.00)
T-22 $10 September 2, 1861
A lovely red T-22 with excellent color and originality. There is a close trim on the bottom but the note looks great, and so are the signatures.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51533 - Confederate Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
T-22 $10 September 2, 1861
PF-1. Excellent paper quality is seen on this Indian family Confederate note. The signatures are quite bold and the overprint does not show even a hint of oxidation. A premium quality VF piece that should easily land in four-figure territory if prior auction results are any indication.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51534 - Confederate Notes - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
T-24 $10 September 2, 1861
An overwhelming majority of T-24 notes land in the Fine and VF grade ranges. This is a well signed example that has good color and ample margins. A nice XF/AU note should have little trouble approaching or exceeding the thousand dollar threshold.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51535 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-26 $10 September 2, 1861
A very attractive T-26 note with good color and bold signatures.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51536 - Confederate Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
T-32 $5 September 2, 1861
Blacksmith and Boy. Imprint of Leggett, Keating & Ball, Richmond, Va. Nearly full frame lines on this problem-free example with the lower left border straying just a hair too close. These tend to sell for $1,000 or more even with problems. This note should have no problems realizing a price well into the teens.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #51537 - Confederate Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
T-38 $2 September 2, 1861
This is the much scarcer variety with the incorrect 1861 date. Rather acceptable margins compared to a lot of other T-38 notes which are trimmed tight. In our Kansas City sale we sold an awful VG with a huge missing piece for $180. In our November sale, we sold a problemed Fine for about $575. Problem-free notes like the present offering tend to rapidly approach the $1,000 threshold.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15   
Lot #51538 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-40 $100 August 20, 1862
PF-1. Cr. 298. Issued at Little Rock, Arkansas. Poem on back. PMG notes rust. Seen with "Representing Nothing on God's Earth now....," the popular Confederate poem written by Major Sidney Alroy Jonas in 1865. Also seen is a penned issue location of, "Little Rock / Dec 27th 1862." A pair of Montgomery IP stamps only further adds to the allure of this note. A great historical item.
Grade: PMG VF 20 Net   
Lot #51539 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-41 $100 December 11, 1862 J. Whatman Watermark
This is tied with one or two others as the finest T-41 note with J. Whatman watermark that we can find following a thorough search of auction records. One could make a strong argument for the Gem grade but the right margin strays a hair too close at the bottom. Two bold Augusta IP stamps. We can find three other notes at this "64" grade level and they have all sold in the past handful of years, realizing between $750-$900 each.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51540 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-42 $2 June 2, 1862
Well above-average margins are seen compared to a lot of T-42 notes which are badly trimmed. The dark printing contrasted against bright paper produces a near-cameo effect. This type tends to sell for several hundred dollars at this grade level and any Very Choice or Gem notes easily hit the four-figure mark.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51541 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-42 $2 June 2, 1862 1/10 Plen Error
PF-4. Cr. 336A. Superb margins for any T-42 Confederate note. Bright and well signed with dark ink printing. A couple spots of light glue should not bother anyone. In all likelihood, this is one of the nicest known of this coveted Confederate error.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51542 - Confederate Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
T-48 $10 Fantasy Note September 2, 1862
PF-1. Tremmel XX-3. PCGS notes Left end replaced, splits, tears, repairs, design redrawn. Fully framed and with wide margins on all sides. Whether considered an Essay note or Fantasy note, the T-47 and T-48 have long been included in the 72-note Confederate type set. The Newman note, in this same problemed grade, looks as if it barely survived a major battle and it still topped the $2,500 figure. However you approach this note, all examples of this type are solid four-figure items.
Grade: PCGS VG 10   
Lot #51543 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-50 $50 December 2, 1862
A high-grade example of this better Jefferson Davis type. Available even up through AU grade, but really scarce in CU grade. A pleasing note that would have graded even better were it not for some back corner stains. Decent AU pieces sell for several hundred dollars.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51544 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-56 $100 April 6, 1863
Deep embossing and bold signatures highlight this Lucy Pickens note.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51545 - Confederate Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
T-57 $50 April 6, 1863 Plate State III
A bright and colorful example of this coveted Jefferson Davis type. This is a variety with the imprint from Richmond, VA. The only problem is that this Plate State III example has "No VA." Highly coveted as such and the nicest grade example we have seen.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #51546 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-57 $50 April 6, 1863
Nearly full frame lines are seen on this choice T-57 Confederate note. This is a variety with the imprint from Columbia, SC.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #51547 - Confederate Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
T-60 $5 April 6, 1863 A-D Plen Error
PF-6. A-D Plen error. An evenly circulated example of this much scarcer plate error. This is one of the nicer examples you will come across. Last year an AU sold for over $2,000 and that was by far the best we have seen. A few years ago a PCGS VF 25 crept over the $1,000 barrier. It may be high time for another note to land in that price range.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51548 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-61 $2 April 6, 1863
Always a satisfying type for collectors to get their hands on. Printed on pink paper. Well accomplished signatures and very good margins for this type. These are more available in all circulated grades but as a nice CU note they become prohibitively scarce.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51549 - Confederate Items - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-65, T-66, T67, T-68 & T-69 $100, $50, $20, $10 & $5 Feb. 17, 1864
Each of these notes appears to be CU. Could there be a fold or bend, of course, but they are attractive and fresh. Five piece set.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51550 - Confederate Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
T-66 $50 February 17, 1864 Contemporary Counterfeit
The T-65 Havana counterfeits are far more plentiful than are this type with Jefferson Davis at center. A center fold prevents a much higher grade from being assigned. Well margined and one of the nicest we have seen.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51551 - Confederate Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
T-70 $2 February 17, 1864
Thirty-three piece lot. The overall lot grade is AU. There may be a few a little lower and there are some that likely venture into the Uncirculated designation. Plenty of the Choice AU examples simply have some light corner bending that is easily eradicated. These notes are not a consecutive group but they all came from the same run as there are consecutive mini-groups of a few serial numbers each. I am sure this would make for good eBay sales. Nice AU to CU notes seem to sell in the range of $75 to $125 each. That should make this lot worth......
Grade: AU   
Lot #51552 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-72 50c February 17, 1864
Thirteen piece lot. Once the red-headed stepchild of the Confederate Currency market, these fractional denomination notes actually sell for respectable money in nice CU grade. In Choice-Gem CU slabs they really sell well. This group is filled with mostly nice CU notes. No need to beware the raw UNC.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #51553 - Confederate Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Female Riding Deer Bogus Note $20 July 25, 1861
Orange overprint. Back C. Written serial number. These have become an integral part of Confederate Currency collecting and are quite popular nowadays. Nice VF examples always sell for several hundred dollars.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51554 - Confederate Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Female Riding Deer Bogus Note $20 July 25, 1861
Orange-red overprint. Blank back. Written serial #74852. Incredibly well margined with a modicum of light folds.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51555 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Female Riding Deer Bogus Note $20 July 25, 1861
Light red overprint. Blank back. Serial #6430. A lovely example with leviathan margins and a fold too many for the full XF grade. One of the nicer ones you will find.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51556 - Confederate Items - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Four Per Cent Call Certificate Complete Sheet
Cr. 160. Ball 354. 1864. Undenominated. Vignette is of the Rappahannock River west of Fredericksburg, VA. The Cr. 159 4% call certificates are much more common than this type. Some minor edge splits. Very scarce as individual certificates and an outright rarity as a sheet.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51557 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Chemicograph Set in Unopened Envelope
A set of six Chemicograph backs with designs that were intended for the 1864 issues of the $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $500 denominations. Back plates with these designs were ordered by the Confederate Treasury from S. Straker & Sons of London. Multiple shipments were made but none made it to the South. The plates were then found 75 years later and prints were made. These are included in the original Chase envelope from 1959. These sell very well individually but it is a rare treat to get an unopened envelope.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51558 - Confederate Items - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Lot of Confederate Bonds
Various varieties of Confederate bonds beginning with a T-2, along with a bunch of others, most all with coupons. This 14 piece lot contains: $100 Sept. 1, 1871 8%; $100 Jan. 1, 1878 8% 3 pcs; $500 Feb. 20, 1863 7% Pink 4 pcs; $500 July 1, 1868 8% 2 pcs; $500 July 1, 1876 8%; $500 July 1, 1877 8% 2 pcs; $1,000 January 1, 1878 8%. All have some coupons attached.
Grade: x   
Lot #51559 - Confederate Items - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Complete Sheet of CSA Paper
A complete sheet of CSA paper consists of eight blocks of notes with "CSA" watermarks. We have seen these blocks routinely sell at auction for around $100 each.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51560 - Fractional Currency - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 1226 3c Third Issue Uncut Sheet
Here is a lovely and complete sheet of 25 3¢ notes that was once folded between each note. The borders have little framing but the color and body are excellent. These are always in demand, even circ for type sets. They are the only 3¢ notes.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51561 - Fractional Currency - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1227 3¢ Third Issue Partial Sheet of 20 Notes
A complete sheet of 3¢ notes has twenty-five examples. This partial sheet is 80% of the way there. PCGS notes some small splits and minor edge damage, paper toned. Complete sheets or even large multiples of this dark background variety are rare. Last year in our IPMS sale, we sold a partial sheet of 15 notes for a little less than $2,000.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #51562 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1230 5¢ First Issue Vertical Strip of Four
A really nice Ch. CU strip of four notes but there is a single broad corner fold on the upper note. An example with good color.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51563 - Fractional Currency - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1232 5¢ Complete Uncut Sheet
PCGS notes some small rust stains. They are confined to one edge on the back. The bronzing is bright and the eye appeal strong on this complete sheet. Surprisingly difficult to locate in AU and CU grade. In our IPMS sale last year we sold a PCGS AU 55 sheet for over $1,600.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #51564 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1232 & Fr. 1233 5¢ Second Issue Blocks of Four Notes
Attractive blocks of four notes. Both are 5¢ Second Issue blocks. One has no surcharges and the other has "18-63" surcharges. A very pretty pair with light folds.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51565 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1231SP 5¢ First Issue Wide Margin Pair
The first of several lovely wide margin specimen groupings in this section of the sale. The face specimen has a minor corner bend. The back specimen has three visible frame lines. Any wide specimen with three full frame lines is a special piece. Crisp and well centered.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51566 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1235 5¢ Second Issue
Only a handful have been graded finer at PMG. This is a fiber paper variety that is surprisingly difficult to find at Ch. CU or better grade level.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51567 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1235 5¢ Second Issue Misaligned Surcharge Error
A circulated Fr. 1235 fiber paper Fractional with a severely misaligned back surcharges. Part of the denomination counter is seen at top with surcharges aimlessly floating about. Errors such as this are really scarce and this note should be very well received by both collector and dealer alike.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15   
Lot #51568 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1236SP 5¢ Third Issue Wide Margin Trio
A trio of wide margin specimens with the Spencer M. Clark face, as well as both red and green backs. All three specimens are bright, fresh, displaying vivid inks, and well centered. With this group, as well as the Fessenden trio, it would not surprise us to see some high-grade holders spawn forth from the grading services.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51569 - Fractional Currency - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
Fr. 1242 10¢ First Issue Complete Uncut Sheet
PCGS notes there is a partial offset in the right face margin. Hugely margined, bright and fresh, with vibrant ink colors seen throughout. Last year in our IPMS sale, we sold a very tightly margined Ch. AU for over $2,000. Tonight's offering is far superior in so many ways.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51570 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1242 10¢ First Issue Block of Six Notes
In last year's IPMS sale, we sold a near Gem block of four for $600.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51571 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1242SP 10¢ First Issue Wide Margin Pair
An absolutely stunning wide margin pair. The face specimen is a lovely uncirculated example and the back is a lightly handled Ch. AU. In this day and age, you will be hard-pressed to find a wide margin pair with more frame lines. The face has two full frame lines at top and right. Not to be outdone, the back specimen has three full frame lines. For those who are new to all of this, wide specimens with all four full frame lines are a near impossibility to find. A great specimen pair.
Grade: Ch. AU & Ch. CU   
Lot #51572 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1244 & Fr. 1286 10¢ and 25¢ Second Issue Vertical Pairs
There is a single fold in between the two notes of the Fr. 1244 pair. The Fr. 1286 pair is much scarcer with some light folds. The "S" surcharges are a bit faint but they are in fact present.
Grade: XF or better   
Lot #51573 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1245 10¢ Second Issue Vertical Strip of Four Notes
A surprisingly scarce Fractional multiple and seen here in excellent grade. We sold this same strip in our IPMS sale last year for $450.
Grade: PMG UNC 62   
Lot #51574 - Fractional Currency - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1253 10¢ Third Issue
A lovely hand-signed Fractional that has good margins, bold signatures, and pleasing paper surfaces. While the generic Fractional market has wallowed in recent times, such is not the case for quality pieces.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51575 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1266 10¢ Fifth Issue
Twenty piece lot. Short key Meredith notes. Like the Walker group coming up later, these are all nice, original examples that look they have been together for a long time.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51576 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1283SP 25¢ Second Issue Wide Margin Pair
A pristine Second Issue wide margin specimen pair. Both notes have great centering, luminescent bronze, and a perfectly-centered oval on the face specimen.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51577 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1284 25¢ Block of Five Notes
Any Fr. 1284 multiple is a rare item. There is light handling an edge split at right. In last year's IPMS sale we sold an AU block of four for a little under $600. We foresee a similar result here this evening and this block has an extra note.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51578 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1286 25¢ Second Issue Block of Four
It must be admitted that it is a tiny piece out of the left margin. This same block sold as part of the Tom O'Mara collection in 2005. A really scarce Fractional multiple. PMG notes: small piece missing.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #51579 - Fractional Currency - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1289 25¢ Second Issue
A well centered example of this much better fiber paper Fractional. The surcharges are clear and the back design a majestic purple hue. Gems are typically a $2,000 item and the look of this note is not very far off. A premium example for the grade.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51580 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1290 25¢ Second Issue
Three wide margins are found on this lightly fibered Fractional.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51581 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1291SP 25¢ Third Issue Wide Margin Trio
A fully wide Fessenden specimen trio with the face specimen, as well as both red and green backs. All of these have bright paper, excellent bronzing, and superior color. A magnificent group that should see a lot of bidding activity until the hammer falls this evening.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51582 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1292 25¢ Third Issue
Red back Fessenden notes with "a" on face are actually quite tough to locate in legitimate Gem and near Gem grades.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51583 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1297 25¢ Third Issue
Luminous bronzing is seen on both sides. Clear surcharges seen on back. More available in AU and lower CU grades, but decidedly scarcer in Choice and Gem CU condition.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #51584 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1299 25¢ Third Issue
This fiber paper type with solid surcharges are one of the toughest types to find in good grade. This Fr. 1299 has pretty good margins and isn't plagued by all the usual problems that we see, such as brittle paper, tears, edge chips, etc.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51585 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1299 25¢ Third Issue
A much scarcer fiber paper Fessenden note with solid surcharges. Plentiful borders and really good centering add a lot to the visual appeal of this piece. It is not such an easy task to find problem free Fr. 1299 and Fr. 1300 notes.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #51586 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1309 25¢ Fifth Issue
Twelve piece lot. Short key Walkers. All of these notes have good originality and will make for a solid entrepreneurial endeavor into the world of slabbing.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51587 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1312 50¢ First Issue Block of Three Notes
PMG notes pinholes. I have spotted two pinholes and practically needed an electron microscope to locate them. While there are certainly partial multiples of this number, they are rarely ever found in such high grade. Three Ch. CU individual notes likely gets valued at around $450.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51588 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1312 50¢ First Issue Vertical Strip of Three Notes
PCGS notes mounting remnants on back. The 50¢ Fractionals from the First Issue are rare as complete sheets and very scarce as any kind of multiple.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51589 - Fractional Currency - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1313 50¢ First Issue
Straight edge no monogram variety. The scarcest of the sixteen numbers found throughout the First Issue. The Newman note graded PCGS AU 55 PPQ and topped the $500 mark. This is a lovely example with rich ink colors and ample margins.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #51590 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1313SP 50¢ Back Specimen First Issue
PMG notes minor rust, annotation. The pencil notation is an old catalog number. Over the years so many wide margin Fractional specimens have been trimmed or otherwise altered in one way or another to make high-grade examples. To that end, you do not often see wide specimens with lots of outside frame lines. Specimens with four frame lines are virtually unheard of and even examples with three full frame lines, such as this one, are a real modern day rarity.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #51591 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1314SP 50¢ Wide Margin Pair Second Issue
The toughest denomination of the Second Issue specimens. Wide margins and good centering. A pleasing pair that have been graded Very Ch. New 64 and Ch. New 63.
Grade: PCGS Graded   
Lot #51592 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1314SP 50¢ Wide Margin Pair Second Issue
These are plenty wide and have all the look that one could hope for. This 50¢ pair is a particularly daunting one compared to many other specimens. PMG comments trimmed for both notes. These notes were graded Abt. UNC 55 and UNC 62.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51593 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1321 50¢ Second Issue
A much scarcer second issue fiber paper note with "R-2" and "18-63" surcharges. Well margined, bright, and fresh with excellent centering. A real charmer of a Fractional that should see numerous bids in order to obtain it.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ   
Lot #51594 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1322 50¢ Second Issue
A Second Issue fiber paper note that is bright, well centered, and which possesses excellent back color. Available up through the AU grade level, nice Ch. to Gem CU pieces do not come along very often.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #51595 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1329 50¢ Third Issue
Huge margins, great centering, and bright bronze all lend to the visual impact of this better Allison-Spinner autographed note.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #51596 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1335 50¢ Third Issue
Excellent centering is noticed on this much more challenging Spinner green back subtype with surcharges on back. Gem and near Gem Spinner and Justice notes always are met with strong collector interest.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51597 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1337 50¢ Third Issue
In your cataloger's opinion, these green back Spinner notes with surcharges are vastly underrated because they are quite scarce. This note with the "1" position indicator is a really tough note in AU and CU grades. The present example has wide margins, bright bronze, and strong overall visual appeal.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ   
Lot #51598 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1338 50¢ Third Issue
PCGS notes minor mounting remnants on back. If you like the Fr. 1337 in the previous lot then you should love this note. The "a" on face note is actually even a lot scarcer than the Fr. 1337. One could argue that Fr. 1338 appears at auction about as frequently as the vaunted Fr. 1336. In any event, this is a very scarce and underrated note.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51599 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1342 50¢ Third Issue
A much better number particularly at this lofty grade level. Only a smaller right margin limits the grade. The Type II Spinner notes with "a" position indicator are very desirable in better grade.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51600 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1357 50¢ Third Issue
PMG comments retouched, annotations. Fully framed fiber paper Justice note with "S-2-6-4" surcharges. Despite the negative comments, this is a better Fractional and at an above average grade level.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #51601 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1357 50¢ Third Issue
Fiber paper. "S-2-6-4" surcharges. Wide margins for a Justice note and in fact seen with full frame lines on all sides. A very nice Justice note in a comment-free holder.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51602 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1361 50¢ Third Issue
A really pretty Justice note that looks a lot better than the New 61 grade. It shows Ch. CU margins and some embossing visible from the back. A tough variety with "a" on face position indicator.
Grade: PCGS New 61   
Lot #51603 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1366 50¢ Third Issue
A very pretty example of this better green back Justice subtype with widely spaced surcharges. A bright and very fresh example that appears to have been well deserving of the Premium Paper Quality designation.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ   
Lot #51604 - Fractional Currency - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1367 50¢ Third Issue
Very scarce "1" and "a" Justice note with widely spaced surcharges from the upper left corner of the sheet. Easily in the Top 10 of scarcest Fractional varieties. Very well margined and essentially fully framed. Very few examples of this scarce note seem to garner the EPQ/PPQ designation. A real pleaser that is always worth a solid four-figure price at this grade level. In our IPMS sale last year, we sold a Top Pop caliber AU 55 that sold for $4,200.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 PPQ   
Lot #51605 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1368 50¢ Third Issue
Another tough and underappreciated variety. Widely spaced surcharges and "1" on face position indicator. A very tough note in CU grade yet even quite challenging in nice AU grade. Just a few years back this would have been worth in the upper hundreds for sure. In today's Fractional Currency market it could approach that level but will probably land somewhere around the lower end of our estimate range.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #51606 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1369 50¢ Third Issue
A much tougher Justice variety with widely spaced surcharges and "a" on face position indicator. The technical grade is decent with nice AUs selling for several hundred dollars not long ago. The aesthetic appeal of this piece is superior to most we have seen. The margins are gigantic on all sides and the centering is superb. A lovely example of a tougher note.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #51607 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1374 50¢ Fourth Issue
Lincoln Fractionals have been the most popular type for a long time. This AU 58 has huge margins, great centering, and excellent color. The look is that of a near gem and when examples such as this reach the market place they always sell for a lot more than a typical AU example.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #51608 - Fractional Currency - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1374 50¢ Fourth Issue
A tighter top margin limits the grade on this satisfying Lincoln Fractional.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51609 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1374 50c Fourth Issue
A very pretty example of this most popular fractional design.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51610 - Fractional Currency - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1380/1381 50¢ Fifth Issue
This is a lot of seven William Crawford 50¢ notes along with the envelope labeled as shin plasters, a term also used for Fractional notes.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51611 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Lot of Fractional Notes
This 11 piece lot of Fractionals includes: Fr. 1236 5¢ Third Issue Fr. 1238 5¢ Third Issue Fr. 1242 10¢ First Issue Fr. 1255 10¢ Third Issue Fr. 1256 10¢ Third Issue Fr. 1257 10¢ Fourth Issue Fr. 1265 10¢ Fifth Issue Fr. 1281 25¢ First Issue Fr. 1315 50¢ Second Issue Fr. 1376 50¢ Fourth Issue Fr. 1381 50¢ Fifth Issue
Grade: Fine to XF   
Lot #51612 - Fractional Currency - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 8,000.00)
Pink Fractional Currency Shield
No major IPMS sale would be complete without a Fractional Currency shield. The gray shields number in the low to mid hundreds and are by far the most available. The green shields are the scarcest with about a dozen known and the pink shields are also quite scarce with a figure of around two dozen. Housed, as they all are, in a contemporary frame that was not part of the BEP issue. The shield is surrounded by black matting, which only enhances the bold pink color of the shield itself. All four of the hand-signed Colby-Spinner notes are seen, which includes the Fr. 1273SP Grant-Sherman specimen that is only found on green and pink shields, but not the gray shields. Fractional Currency shields are easily the most important and widely sought after item by both fractional and non-fractional collectors, due to their status essentially as a work of art that can be displayed proudly by the owner. Virtually always a five-figure price is required to obtain such an elusive treasure. Cut out from border as strong a pink color as I've ever seen.
Grade: xxx   
Lot #51613 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Series 461 $10 9/16/46-3/10/47 Replacement
Highest denomination of series. Foxing, stains and other signs of circulation. Sold as is; no returns.
Grade: Fine/VF   
Lot #51614 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Series 472 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, $5 & $100 3/22/48 - 6/20/51
This seven piece lot of MPCs includes: 5¢ & 10¢ AU; 25¢ & 50¢ XF +; $1 Fine; $5 VF; $10 VF, ink.
Grade: x   
Lot #51615 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 450.00 - $ 650.00)
Series 472 $1 3/22/48 - 6/20/51 Replacement
Foxing; stains and other signs of circulation. Sold as is; no returns.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #51616 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 481 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50, $1, $5 & $10 6/20/51 - 5/25/54
A seven piece lot of MPCs that contains: 5¢ VF; 10¢ AU; 25¢ XF; 50¢ XF; $1 Fine; $5 VF/XF; $10 VF.
Grade: x   
Lot #51617 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Series 481 50¢ 6/20/51 - 5/25/54 Replacement
A nice, evenly circulated and well centered note. Pinholes.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51618 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 541 $5 5/27/58 - 5/26/61
A rare and desirable note that is rarely available. A small spot of black ink seen to the left of the portrait.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51619 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Series 591 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1 & $10 5/26/61 - 1/6/64
This six piece lot includes: 5¢ XF; 10¢ VF; 25¢ Fine; 50¢ VF; $1 XF; $10 VF.
Grade: x   
Lot #51620 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Series 611 $5 Replacement 1/6/64-4/28/69
Chambliss states there are a baker's dozen known of this really tough and desirable replacement. It has excellent color, wide margins, and perfect centering. Serial #H00339090 is kind of cute as well. Likely one of the finest you will be able to locate.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51621 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Series 651 $1 (4), $5 & $10 4/28/65 - 11/19/73
This six piece lot includes: three $1 Gem CU; one $1 AU; one $5 XF; one $10 AU.
Grade: x   
Lot #51622 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Series 661 10¢ Replacement 10/21/68-8/11/69
A superb MPC 10¢ replacement that looks as nice as they come.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51623 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Series 692 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1 & $5 10/7/70 - 3/15/73
A six piece lot of MPCs; the 5¢ through the $1 notes are Ch. CU and the $5 is UNC.
Grade: x   
Lot #51624 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Series 692 $1 10/7/70 - 3/15/73$1
Three nice fresh UNC notes.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51625 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Series 692 $1, $5, $10 & $20 10/7/70 - 3/15/73
This four piece lot contains: $1 XF/AU; $5 VF; $10 VF, rust spot; $20 AU.
Grade: x   
Lot #51626 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 692 $10 10/7/70 - 3/15/73
A beautiful example but the note is centered a bit low for a Gem.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51627 - Vignettes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. Vignette Die Proof
A beautiful black and white die Proof. This seems to be a pair of famous vignettes paired together. PCGS notes: minor paper thins.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #51628 - Cigar Box Labels - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Lot of Cigar Box Labels
A large variety of labels including many with coins, sports related and women. Lots to chose from. This 82 piece lot includes: El Escentio, Marra Especial Habaneros Honoros La Flor Nellie - Grommes & Ullrich, Chicago El Purano Liberator - La Flor de Havane Happy Felix La Credencia - Havana - 2 pcs The Little Ford Cigar, R. Sonnemann Cigar Co., Neenah, WI - 3 pcs Mark Twain - 2 pcs The Nickel-In Cigar King Cotton - 2 pcs Javotte John Sr. John Carver - 2 pcs MAC Cigars, Celestino Fernandez Co., Milwaukee, WI - Holiday Judge Taft - 2 pcs Jewel'o - 3 pcs Gabler's Judge B. Blumenthal's Gold Dollar - 4 pcs Conrad's Gold Dollar Greenwich House, Tampa, FL - 6 pcs Garcia Mystery - 9 pcs FOX Peaceful Henry - 6 pcs Franklin D. Roosevelt Flor De Manuel, J.C. Winter & Co. - 3 pcs El Metro - Havana Cigars Francis Marbois - 2 pcs Edmund Halley, Philadelphia's Standard Pride of Baltimore, Geo. Schafer Cigar Co. Prima Lucia H.E. Shaw's Old Well O'San Handmade National League Perfectos, Alfonso Rios & Co. - 5 pcs Merchants Queen - 6 pcs Little Bobbie, New Name General Cigar Co. La Rita - 3 pcs La Flor de Luis Martinez Many of these labels have gold coins in the picture/vignette.
Grade: Near Mint   
Lot #51629 - Books > Currency - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
George W. Casilear's Personal Book of Miscellaneous Engravings
George Casilear first worked for Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. In 1862 he went to work for the National Currency Bureau, which later became the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Blank face with an interesting colorful design. The spine states "Miscellaneous Engravings." The inside cover shows "George W. Casilear" with an emblem and Latin motto "HONOR ET VARITAM." This translates as "Honor and Truth." There are thirty-two pages, each with a different engraving. Most of the engravings are titled and/or described. Some of the more interesting titles are Decline of Carthage, Whalers, The Opening of New London Bridge, The King at Holyrood, The Prince of Orange Landing at Torbay, A Hawking Party, The Virgin Mother, The Star in the East, The Ommeganck at Antwerp, The Prodigal Son, and Religion Consoling Justice. At last year's IPMS we sold George Casilear's Personal Scrapbook of Engravings and Vignettes for just under $8,000. This likely won't get there but it is a really cool esoteric item nonetheless.
Lot #51630 - Books > Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Heath's Counterfeit Detector at Sight First Edition 1864
Tenth Thousand. Some handling around the outside edges. Otherwise, a very nice example when one flips through the pages. The plates are all present and the spine has not deteriorated at all. Recent auction results have proven how desirable these really are.
Lot #51631 - Miscellaneous Items - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Tim Prusmack Money Art Eight Denomination Early Prototype Set
Tim Prusmack died unexpectedly in 2004. Although his artwork notes were not particularly valuable in the market place at that time, they came to be so around the Fall of 2010. It was at this time that an intrepid dealer purchased a group of sixty Prusmack notes at 1:30AM as the last lot of a major auction. He began auctioning them off and unknowingly started to create a market in these Money Art notes. More than a decade before this time, Tim's primary efforts were of a far lesser quality than are most of the pieces we have come to know and love. The present offering is an indication of what used to be. This eight piece lot of different denominations was always meant to be kept together as a set. Regular Prusmack notes these days tend to sell for between $100-$200 each at auction. As a set, with a great story to tell, these should be worth much, much more.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51632 - Checks - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
PA, Reading Brewing Co. Checks
Beautiful checks with exceptional vignettes. Very desirable. Group of 100 checks.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51633 - Checks - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Lot of Checks
Lot of 85 checks with revenue stamps, mostly dated late 1860s. Two colors, one with a reverse.
Grade: VF