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 Posted 05/12/2016  12:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yakimaboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks techwriter, I appreciate the link.
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 Posted 05/15/2016  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add techwriter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A couple new ones for my collection.
== nice Oklahoma 'territorial' and an interesting story.

== history link:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/36219
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== of course another radar number; and was cleared via the Henry Elling bank whose checks I posted earlier
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== interesting history reading about Isdell
http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.or...etrieve.aspx
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 Posted 05/16/2016  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add techwriter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A couple newly arrived treasures:
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Quite interesting history link for R.P. Grant.
http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.a...es.jefferson
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 Posted 08/25/2016  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love those old company checks.

You've got a really nice collection!
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 Posted 08/26/2016  11:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice checks. $2k was a lot of money back in 1883!
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 Posted 09/25/2016  12:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple unissued drafts I acquired this summer. Fun stuff! The piece from Adams & Co. was printed at the height of the California Gold Rush.





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 Posted 11/15/2016  08:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add marccollection to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi there,

I try to search good website for create a new pdf catalog for my old checks Heritage with more 400 items.

I hope to find references and values, so please if you have links : thank you so much.

Marc
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 Posted 11/18/2016  08:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are great, I just have to make sure I don't like them too much, I have too many things being collected right now.
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 Posted 11/18/2016  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

These could certainly be another item on the collection list. Great looking artwork.
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 Posted 04/24/2017  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was in Central Oregon last week and stopped by the Bowman Museum in Prineville, housed in what used to be the old Prineville National Bank. They had some bank checks on display picturing the building, which hasn't changed much in the last century. Inside the teller windows and offices remain much the same. The vault is open to walk in and contains the old safe deposit boxes and an impressive safe. Fun stuff!









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 Posted 04/25/2017  10:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add techwriter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice story and pics, thanks GregAlex.
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 Posted 08/23/2017  01:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to add something to this topic that's not quite a check, but looks much like one. This is actually a promissory note; a short term loan with an agreement to pay on a set date.

This note was issued on Feb. 19, 1848, but what caught my eye when I found this amongst a dealer box of various checks was the notation at one end: "First day June / Backersville / California." The note is dated just a month after gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill -- but that news didn't hit the papers until March. This really got me curious...




Thanks to a lot of research help on a couple other forums, we were able to piece together this story:

Like many other farmers back East, Francis D. Philbrook (who signed the note) caught gold fever after hearing about the discovery of gold in California. He and some 50 other Maine men pooled their money and bought shares in the ship Cantero. Most of them were passengers when the ship left in late 1849 to sail around the Horn, arriving in California in April 1850.

Philbrook first tried his luck around the gold camp of Bakersville and must have sent word home of his whereabouts, which was noted (albeit misspelled) on the promissory note. (Bakersville was eventually forced to change it's name to Watersford, to avoid confusion with mail going to Bakersfield, further south.)

Apparently Philbrook gave up on mining after a year or so without any luck and resettled about 170 miles north in Butte County, where he borrowed money and tried to start a ranch. And that's where his luck ran out. He died there in 1852, leaving behind a wife and six children back in Maine. The back of the promissory note is blank and there's no indication that the $13.50 Philbrook owed to David M. was ever paid.

That's a lot of history to mine from a little piece of paper and well worth the $8 I spent on it!

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 Posted 08/23/2017  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add techwriter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
update for the Bank of Clayton post above;

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 Posted 08/23/2017  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add techwriter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
update for the Boggs post above;


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 Posted 08/23/2017  11:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add techwriter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
update for the Page Seed Company post above.

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