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19th Century Promissory Notes

 
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 Posted 01/27/2018  5:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Most of these have been posted in the lengthy "Old checks" thread (http://goccf.com/t/178681), but I thought I'd compile them all here. These are not checks exactly, more like short-term loans, but they have the same features. I enjoy them because of their similarity to obsolete banknotes. All of these were issued prior to the Civil War.




















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 Posted 01/27/2018  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice display of odd items. I have a couple local Minnesota that I prize more for their history than their value.
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 Posted 05/20/2018  11:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I posted this one earlier but neglected to point out an interesting detail. When I found this promissory note I noticed the small eagle on the left, but apart from that it was fairly non-descript. I almost passed over it, but then looked a little closer.



The eagle is part of a medallion engraving, created by a "ruling machine" which converts 3-D objects into very fine parallel lines, much like a topographical map. What I realized is that the medallion was actually a U.S. coin -- the back of a $2-1/2 quarter eagle gold piece. But somehow the engraving had been reversed and elongated. I'm not sure how that came about, but using Photoshop I flipped and shrunk it back to it's original form.





And here's an example of the type of coin used to make the engraving.

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 Posted 05/21/2018  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice design and detail!
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 Posted 11/10/2019  03:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't posted anything here in a while, but I have added a couple more to my collection. One of these is a promise to pay "One Day" after it was issued. Which basically makes it ... a check.








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 Posted 11/19/2019  2:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice addition Greg. I like the nautical theme
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 Posted 06/19/2021  12:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm learning that CCF now seems to have an automated policy that locks a thread if there has been no posts made in two years. That might seem reasonable, but there are frequently threads that I only update on the occasion that I pick up something worthy to add -- and that can mean long gaps between posts. I would like to be certain that these threads remain viable, so I will be bumping a few (like this one) to keep them active.

Please feel free to add comments or pics to any threads in this sub-forum. Since this is something of a niche hobby, any help in maintaining visibility is appreciated!
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 Posted 06/21/2021  10:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm learning that CCF now seems to have an automated policy that locks a thread if there has been no posts made in two years.
They are not locked, but the Quick Reply box is removed to discourage unnecessary bumping an older topic. If it is worth bumping, it can be, you just need to use the Reply to Topic link. A more deliberate and thoughtful process. There is also a warning, which makes the decision even more important. The goal of was to prevent new members from bumping an old topic with a hijack reply.

But of course, some of these ongoing topics are always worthy of a bump.
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 Posted 06/26/2021  3:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good explanation -- glad to know that I can still get into the old threads!
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 Posted 06/28/2021  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only time you would be completely blocked is when a topic is locked or archived. We used to archive the oldest topics to keep the system running smooth, but the current hardware has no problem maintaining the huge database for active topics.
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