SOLD! for $832.00.
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Eighteen (18) obsolete currency notes, including four (4) Confederate States of America (CSA) loan bonds certificates, with one (1) $1000, Tennessee and Georgia bank notes, 1863 US $5 Red Seal Legal Tender note, Civil War era postal covers, 1863 Jefferson Davis stamp block, 21 items total. 1st-4th items: Four (4) CSA loan bonds, including (1) $1000 one thousand dollars, issued in Richmond, VA, dated December 10, 1862, thirty (30) coupons remain, one (1) $500 five hundred dollars, issued in Richmond, VA, dated March 2, 1863, seven (7) coupons remain, one (1) $100 one hundred dollars, printed on pink necessity paper,issued in Richmond, VA, dated March 2, 1863,seven (7) coupons remain, and one (1) $50 fifty dollars,issued in Richmond, VA, dated March 10, 1863, twenty (20)coupons remain. All signed by the registrar of the treasury. All approximately 15 1/8" H x 14 1/8" W.5th-12th items: Eight (8) Tennessee currency notes, including one (1) Nashville Bridge Company $2 two dollar note, issued in Nashville, TN, dated December 10, 1824, one (1) Farmers and Merchants Bank of Memphis $2 two dollar note, issued in Memphis, TN, dated January 1, 1852, one (1) Exchange Bank of Tennessee $5 five dollar note, issued in Murfreesboro, TN, dated November 1, 1854, one (1) Merchants Bank $5 five dollar note, issued in Nashville, TN, dated November 1, 1855, one (1) Bank of Tennessee$5 five dollar note, issued in Nashville, TN, dated August 1, 1861, one (1) Bank of West Tennessee $5 five dollar note, issued in Memphis, TN, dated September 6, 1861, one (1) Bank of Tennessee $2 two dollar note, issued in Nashville, TN, undated, and one (1) Bank of Chattanooga fifty cents fractional note, issued in Chattanooga, TN, dated April 2, 1863. All with Cashier/President signatures.Ranging in size from 2" H x 4 1/8" W to 3 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 13th-15th items: Three (3) Georgia currency notes, including one (1) State of Georgia $10 ten dollar note, issued inMilledgeville, GA, dated January 15, 1862, one (1) Bank of Augusta $5 five dollar remainder note, issued in Augusta, GA, undated, and one (1) State of Georgia 5 cent fractional note, issued inMilledgeville, GA, dated January 1, 1863. Ten dollar and five cent notes with Compr. General/Treasurer signatures. Ranging in size from 2 5/8" H x 4 3/8' W to 3" H x 7 1/4" W. 16th item: 1863 US $5 Red Seal Legal Tender note, depicting the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, right, with a vignette of the Statue of Freedom designed by Thomas Crawford (District Of Columbia/New York/Italy, 1813-1857), left, obverse. The "First Obligation", reverse. Serial # 46665/ plate letter A. Series 58. FR # 63. Chittenden/Spinner signatures. 3 /4" H x 7 1/2" W. 17th item: Northborough Bank five cents fractional note, issued in Marlborough, MA, dated November 1, 1862. 2 1/8" H x 3 3/4" W. 18th item: Fragment of a Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Bristol, Tennessee $30 thirty dollar loan bonds, comprised of four (4) coupons, two (2) with black lettering and two (2) blank. Printed Recorder/Mayor signatures. 3 1/4" H x 6 3/4" W. 19th item: Letter addressed to Miss Margaret and Nannie West, Care of Dr. H. B. Todd, Rogersville, TN, undated, from an unidentified sender, reading "To Knoxville — Preacher Crawford has raised a company to go in Dr Pells Regiment –Two of…Thompsons boys joined it, Dave Hayal belongs to Reynolds Company I saw Mr Link yesterday he talks of going over in four or five weeks I send you some postage stamps in this letter–He will look for a letter from you to morrow [sic] night Yours [affectionately] William & Martha M West." Address panel with two blue five cents Jefferson Davis stamps and illegible postmark, reverse. Traces of red wax seal, both sides. 10 1/8" H x 8" W. 20th item: Block of six (6) 10 cent blue Jefferson Davis stamps, printed by Archer and Daly, Richmond, VA, 1863. Original gum, never hinged. 3 1/4" H x 1 3/4" W. Note: These are presumably the stamps that were referred to in the 1st item. 21st item: Postal cover, addressed to Mr. J. A. Speny, Knoxville, TN, postmarked Rogersville, TN, August 2, [no year]. 3 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W. CONDITION: All currency items in circulated condition with wear, tears, areas of loss, to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st-4th items: $1000 bond with 5/8" x 1 5/8" old scotch tape repair, top center. 5th-12th items: Bank of West Tennessee $5 five dollar note with two punched holes to surface of note. 19th item: Few foxing spots, 3/4" x 3/4" scotch tape repair, few minute holes, later pencil inscriptions. 21st item: Later pencil inscriptions.