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 Posted 06/27/2018  11:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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But I'll step in and add a couple new ones. Some nice engraving on these, especially the iron casting vignette.
Very nice!
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 Posted 09/08/2018  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Picked up another one recently from 1862 -- I like the Lady Liberty on this, it's a version I hadn't seen before.



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 Posted 09/09/2018  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a beautiful example Greg!
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 Posted 09/10/2018  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Picked up another one recently from 1862 -- I like the Lady Liberty on this, it's a version I hadn't seen before.
Very nice!
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 Posted 09/10/2018  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great looking check!
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 Posted 11/19/2018  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Time for me to add some life to this lengthy thread with my newest purchase. I wanted this to go along with the envelope I picked up earlier this year.

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A covered mailed in 1886 addressed to his daughter Bessie.



Stephen Peery was also President of the First National Bank of Trenton, Missouri which held Charter #3957 and opened for business January 9, 1889 and liquidated December 23, 1893.

The FNB and the competing Grundy County National Bank of Trenton (Charter # 3946) liquidated their institutions---to form the Trenton National Bank (Charter #4933).

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 Posted 11/20/2018  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Time for me to add some life to this lengthy thread with my newest purchase. I wanted this to go along with the envelope I picked up earlier this year.
Very nice!
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 Posted 11/21/2018  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
great addition Meadowview
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 Posted 11/21/2018  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a great match-up! Both the check and the cover are quite attractive -- well done!
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 Posted 01/20/2019  01:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up two gorgeous checks last week. One is a bookend to a a similar check I have, both issued by the Treasurer of Pennsylvania to pay schoolmasters. The schoolyard scene really takes you back to the 1850s.






The other one is also from the same year (1852), but further West. It's actually a bill of exchange, which is a type of bank draft. Because the mail was less than reliable in the 1850s, an original, second, and third copy of the draft was sent via different stage routes. Whichever one arrived first was cashed; in this case the second.

Page, Bacon & Co. was a prominent St. Louis banking house which established several branches in California gold country; this draft was written in Sacramento during the peak of the gold boom. Page Bacon folded in May 1855 but since this was before the telegraph, the news didn't make it to San Francisco until June. There was an immediate run on the bank and the vault was emptied. In the era before the federal deposit insurance, many creditors and depositors lost considerable sums.





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 Posted 01/20/2019  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great vignettes Greg
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 Posted 01/21/2019  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I picked up two gorgeous checks last week.
Nice pair!
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 Posted 02/16/2019  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one that's a little odd. It's an 1859 promissory note -- but it's payable one day after the issue date. Talk about a short-term loan!



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 Posted 02/16/2019  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice addition Greg and yes that is certainly a short term loan.
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Here's one that's a little odd. It's an 1859 promissory note -- but it's payable one day after the issue date. Talk about a short-term loan!
Very interesting!
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