Inventory - Miscellaneous Obsoletes and Southern States - Mississippi:
 

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MS             MISSISSIPPI

   MS 

 

 

 $100

State of Mississippi

    CR- 1Ab

 Jackson  1862

Serial # 3133. Dated "Jany 22, 1862" and payable on June 1, 1863. A crisp, fully framed and simply gorgeous example of the series. A tick toned, as most all are. No gem examples have appeared on the market in years, save for perhaps one or two; which currently fetch over $3,000. Choice examples are tightly held, and for very good reason. No pinholes or other problems plague this crisp and fresh Extremely fine example.

CHOICE

    XF

 $775  

Reverse

    MS  $100

State of Mississippi

    CR- 1Ab

 Jackson  1862

 

 

   PCGS Extremely   

   Fine 40 PPQ

 

 

 

 Eric P. Newman 

      Collection       

Serial # 3028. Dated January 22, 1862. Central vignette of Black field hand carrying basket of cotton. Maiden with child at her feet to upper left. Portrait of Col. M. D. Haynes, State Treasurer to lower right. The note is also singed by Haynes. Most unusual for any note to bear a signature and portrait of the same individual. Plain back. These notes paid interest at the rate of 10% per annum; a rather lofty amount in it's day. This particular one hundred dollar note was issued in 1862 and payable on June 1, 1863 at the Treasurers office in Jackson. A lovely example of this American Bank Note Company work. Superb trim, bearing excellent eye appeal. The scan does not do this note justice, as it looks much better in person than in the scan. A lovely, problem free example from one of the greatest collections ever formed.

PCGS Extremely

Fine 40 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $775  

Reverse

    MS  $ 50

State of Mississippi

    CR-49

 Jackson  1865

 

 

   PCGS Extremely   

        Fine 45

 

X Eric P. Newman

      Collection

Serial # 193. Brown ink date of April 1, 1865. Commerce and Ceres seated to mid right. Indian brave seated holding bow to left. Ornate red back. Produced by J. T. Patterson very late in the Civil War. All known surviving, issued examples are dated April 5, 1865. If a body folds exists; it is extremely faint and most difficult to see. There does exist a very small corner "bump" at the lower right. Whatever the case may be, a quality note which is graded very conservatively (which I am in favor of). It seems the grading services have made progress towards more "collector oriented grading" within the last year or so; dependent upon what individual grades the note. Superb trim and a note which had been in Newman's collection for decades.

PCGS Extremely

Fine 45

 $475  

Reverse

   MS  $10

Miss & AL Real Estate Banking Co

K-13884

 Decatur

    1839

Serial # 331. Brown ink date of March 1, 1839. Large cotton plant at center left. Commerce seated upon bales of cotton to upper right and representation of Liberty standing to left. Plain back. A very tiny, tiny bit of ink bleed may be observed at the lower portion of the middle "3" in the serial number "331". A gorgeous example of the issue if there ever was one. Clear, bright and not a single stain or mark. All signatures and dates are clear, right and vivid. Trimmed perfectly. At a time when cotton truly was worth more in it's weight than gold. If you look to the upper right of the front. you will see the clause; "Stock Secured By Real Estate And To Be Paid In Cotton". An impeccable piece of American history which takes us back to the Antebellum era when cotton truly ruled the World's economy. It is indeed difficult to believe that this note survived 174 years in this incredible state of preservation. A winner and despite the slight ink bleed issue, a superb addition to any obsolete note collection.  CHOICE

     XF

Slight Ink

  Bleed

 $250  

Reverse

   MS

 25 Cents

 

 

   City of Natchez

 

 Similar to:

     K-50041

 

 NONE SEEN

 

    Natchez

 

  R-7 1-5 Known

 

  Nov 1, 1862

 

   X-Ford

Serial # 2011. Printed date of November 1, 1862. Lettering style I (solid "TWENTY-FIVE CENTS"). Plate "D". Blue printing. Printed upon the back of Mississippi Cotton Company notes. While Kraus lists a gray printing of this issue (50041), there are no blue printings of this note listed. Provided the note were gray, it remains listed as "None Seen". Clean as a pin and totally problem free. Signed by the Mayor, James Hunter to the right and Clerk, C. J. Merrick at the lower left. Note that a different Mayor and different Clerk signed the 1862 issues as opposed to the 1863 notes listed below. Truly amazing that such a rarity may be acquired for so little in this day and time. Superb eye appeal and most importantly, flawless. I certainly do not know where one could locate another.

CHOICE

     VF

 

 

 

Mkt

Grade:

 XF-40

 $235  

Reverse

  MS 10 Cents

   City of Natchez

 

     K-50050a

 

 

 

    Natchez

 

 

 April 15, 1863

 

 

 

   X-Ford

Serial # 3339. Printed date of April 15, 1863. Blue printing. Plate "D". Lettering style I (solid, rather than hollow "TEN CENTS") as listed in Kraus. To be even more accurate, while the numerical letters are solid, (as they should be for lettering style I) the lettering of the "S" in "TEN CENTS" and the lettering in the "O" in "One" coupled with the "D" in "Dime" match nothing in Kraus. Printed upon the back of Mississippi Cotton Company notes. Kraus rates these as R-4; 16-50 known in any grade, which is likely correct. They are seen from time to time; although not in the condition the following notes are. From the famous John J. Ford holdings and likely acquired by him from the New Netherlands Coin Company of New York in the late 50's or early 60's, when such quality was available. An issue which is simply not found this nice. Light corner fold to the lower right reverse. Razor sharp corners and as clean and crisp as the day the note was printed. Totally problem free. Boldly signed by the Mayor, W. Dix at the right and Clerk, C. J. Merrick at the lower left. Again, this type of material is disappearing at an incredible rate.

CHOICE

   AU

 $150  

Reverse

  MS 10 Cents

   City of Natchez

 

     K-50050a

 

      Natchez

   April 15, 1863

      X-Ford

Serial # 3340 and consecutive to the note listed above. Dated April 15, 1863. Blue printing. Plate "D". As above, printed upon the back of 1834 Antebellum period Mississippi Cotton Company notes. No ink bleed or burn and immaculate. Totally problem free. Extremely interesting  and pure Americana at it's finest. Further, even though rare at this grade level, an amazingly affordable series to collect....for now.

CHOICE

   AU

 $150  

Reverse

   MS 25 Cents

   City of Natchez

 

     K-50051a

 

 

      Natchez

 

   April 15, 1863

 

 

      X-Ford

Serial # 2012. Dated April 15, 1863. Lettering style I as illustarted in Kraus. Plate "D". Unlike the lettering set forth in the ten cent issues above; the lettering in this note is a definitive match; i.e. solid "TWENTY-FIVE CENTS" as opposed to the letters being "hollow" or no inking inside the letters. Printed upon the back of Mississippi Cotton Company Company notes. Much more scarce than is generally believed in this lofty state of preservation. Most often tron, tattered, stained or downright ugly. Crisp, bright and fresh. Totally problem free. Many would grade this note Choice Uncirculated. Provided one looks long enough, a slight amount of handling is barely detectable. Simply a wonderful piece of American history, front and back.

CHOICE

  AU++

 $150  

Reverse

  MS 25 Cents

City of Natchez

 

     K-50051a

 

      Natchez

 

   April 15, 1863

 

      X-Ford

Serial # 3214. As above and superb. Light corner fold at upper left reverse; otherwise, immaculate. It is very difficult to convey just how scarce these Natchez fractional notes are as clean and bright as the examples here listed. It is readily apparent that these notes have been together since the Civil War. Small denomination notes from any Southern locality issued during the Civil War saw heavy use and simply are not to be found in this condition. As I have seen so many, many times throughout the years; an opportunity which will fade away. Much sooner than later.

CHOICE

     AU

 $150  

Reverse

  MS  $  5

City of Natchez

 

     K-50032

 

 

 PMG Very Fine 25

 

      Natchez

 

   May 14, 1862

 

  This note; the following 10 & 25 cent notes are completely different from the above Natchez notes.

 

 "CSA" Notes in 

       Red Ink

Serial # 348. Plate "A". Dated May14, 1862. Central vignette of Mercury seated. Justice standing with mirrored imaged of George Washington to mid right. Bright, vivid green "FIVE" overprint. Plain back. Signed by Natchez Mayor James Hunter to lower right and C. F. Merrick, Clerk to lower left. A very clean, totally problem free example of an issue which is rapidly becoming extinct. I can readily determine why such is the case. City of Nathez notes are most frequently seen in the much smaller sized, lower denominations, such as 10 cent and 25 cent pieces, such as those listed above. Not many of any of those survive in grades above fine. The vast majority of larger denominations ($2, $3 & $5 only) are not problem free, and such examples are very tough to find. I have not seen the demand for these intriguing issues this high since the late 90's. Holding history in your hands is an understatement with regard to this note. In the center; just below "FIVE DOLLARS", note that "Current Funds" has been stricken in red ink and substituted therefore "Confederate Notes" (see pic 2). It is indeed hard to imagine how much pure history could be represented by a single note of this era. Volumes of history emanate from the deep South early in the Civil War when hopes and enthusiasm remained very high as told by this most desirable City of Natchez note.

PMG

VERY

FINE 25

 $ 450  

Reverse
Pic 2

  MS  25 Cents

City of Natchez

 

     K-50034

 

     Natchez

 

   July 9, 1862

 

 PCGS Very Fine 25

 

  "CSA Notes"         

     Red Ink               

 

   Eric P. Newman    

      Collection          

   
Serial # 1494. Dated July 9, 1862. Justice standing with scales next to shield and eagle at left middle. Men with cattle at middle right. Vivid green "CENTS 25 CENTS" overprint. Plain back. A most intriguing Southern note which; according to Guy Kraus, may have been printed utilizing somewhat altered 1839 City of Natchez plates. Signed by Natchez Mayor James Hunter to lower right and C. F. Merrick, Clerk to lower left. The note was originally printed to be paid in "Current Funds"; however, this wording has been contemporaneously stricken in ink and replaced in red ink with the words "Confederate Notes" in red ink. Very scarce in grades above very good to fine. A very pleasing example of the issue and one which represents pure American history reflecting changes and improvisations necessitated by the Civil War. From one of the best collections of obsolete bank notes ever formed.

PCGS Very

Fine 25

 $ 275  

Reverse
Pic 2

   MS  10 Cents

City of Natchez

 

     K-50033

 

     Natchez

 

   July 9, 1862

 

 

 PCGS Choice About

       New 58

 

 

 

  Eric P. Newman

     Collection

Serial # 51. Dated July 9, 1862. To the left middle, a vignette of Venus rising from the sea. "Clipper ship" depicted at middle right. Lush, vivid green "TEN CENTS" overprint. Plain back. Just as with the above two notes from Natchez, signed by then current Mayor of Natchez, MS James Hunter to lower right and C. F. Merrick, Clerk to lower left. Simply an incredible state of preservation. These notes survived by mere happenstance; as no hoards, large groups or accumulations have been discovered. The fact that this low denomination, 10 cent note remains in this state of preservation lacking any type of problem whatsoever is nothing short of a miracle. Excessively rare this nice and the best I have ever had the privilege to lay my eyes upon. It is noted that "Current Funds" has been stricken in ink and replaced with "Confederate Notes" in red ink. Newman formed his collection many decades ago and was fortunate enough to acquire the very best available. An opportunity to add a true prize to your collection. Simply a wonderful piece of Americana which remains today in the same condition it was in the day it was printed, 155 years ago.

PCGS 

CHOICE

ABOUT NEW 58

 $395  

Reverse
Pic 2

  MS  $  5

  County of Adams

 

     K-50303a/f

 

     Natchez

 

 

   March, 1862

 

      X-FORD

Serial # 1329. Dated March 10, 1862 with "186" engraved and remainder of date in brown ink. Plate "A". Solid 5 in $5. Printed upon the back of Ohio Life Insurance & Trust Company bill of exchange. As clean and bright as these come. Boldly signed at lower left by the Treasurer, James R. Dicks and President, William Canon to the right. The reverse bears an intriguing vignette which manges to capture the "essence" of life in the Antebellum South....for the wealthy. A quality piece bearing not one single pinhole and totally problem free. Difficult to locate this nice.

Choice

   VF

 

 

Mkt

Grade:

XF-40

 $125  

Reverse
Pic 2

  MS  $  5

  County of Adams

 

     K-50303a/k?

 

    Natchez

 

  Stereo-Graph

 

  January, 1862

 

      X-FORD

Serial # 516. Dated January 30, 1862. Plate "A". Hollow "5" in $5. Printed upon the back of what appears to be some sort of check. The fact that the words "Stereo-Graph" appear thereon is indeed fascinating. Stereographs were utilized to view photographs, (tintypes or the like) via a hand held device in 3-D. Invented in the 1840's; between the years of 1854 to 1856 more than 500,000 were sold in the U.S.. While this has little to do with the note at hand, I find it most interesting and a fascinating connection. Extremely difficult to locate this well preserved. No stains, chinks, pinholes or problems of any kind whatsoever. A truly neat piece and very close to extremely fine. One could never ask for a more clean, bright and appealing piece of this nature.

Choice

   VF+

 

 

Mkt

Grade:

XF-45

 

 $150  

Reverse

   MS  $ 100

Mississippi RR CO.

       Natchez

 

     K10461e

 

 

 

   POST NOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natchez June, 1839

Serial #2185. Blue ink date of June 15, 1839. Central vignette of very early style steam train crossing bridge. Note that the first two cars carry cotton bales and the last two carry passengers. Cotton plant to far left. Tree with rock to far right. Plain back. No clipper ship located at the bottom between signatures. Overprinted in black ink "TWELVE MONTHS AFTER DATE and "WITH INTEREST UNTIL DUE AT FIVE PER CENT". This overprint; which means that the note is not payable until 12 months from the date of issue is the very reason it is deemed a POST NOTE. It is truly hard to believe that this note is within one year of being 180 years old. Simply a beautiful note; clean, bright and crisp. Some light mottling is seen, as is typical with any 180 year old piece of paper. Unlike the $20 denomination offered below, portions of this note are engraved in Script letters. Endorsed upon the back by the cashier. A quality piece of pure Americana which also vividly illustrates the evolvement of the Steam train or locomotive from it's first use in Antebellum times. Later, more advanced "steam trains" in use through the Civil War may be observed upon later obsolete bank notes. Superb eye appeal and tough this nice.

Extremely

   Fine

 $275  

Reverse

    MS  $ 50

Mississippi RR CO.

       Natchez

 

     K10460e

 

   POST NOTE

 

 

 

PCGS Choice About

     New 58 PPQ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natchez June, 1839

     

Serial # 3312. Blue ink date of June 15, 1839. Central vignette of very early style steam train crossing bridge. Tree with rock to far right. Plain back. No clipper ship located at the bottom between signatures. Plain back. "Post Notes" were stamped "POST NOTE" in addition to being stamped "TWELVE MONTHS AFTER DATE and "WITH INTEREST UNTIL DUE AT FIVE PER CENT" after the note itself was printed. This was done in order to reflect the date the note itself plus the 5% interest due thereon would be paid in gold by the Mississippi Rail Road Company. In other words; one could not redeem this note or collect the 5% interest due upon the note until 12 months from June 15, 1839 from the company itself. However; these notes could be used in commerce a means of payment in the interim, and used they were. Simply a gorgeous note and extremely scarce at this grade level. Extremely well inked, bearing bright, vivid blue serial number and date. As clean as they come with intricate detail as crisp, sharp and clear as one could ever hope for. Truly a piece of "Antebellum" southern history and a pristine one at that. Signed by E. F. Basies for Cashier to the left and M. Owen, President to the lower right. Amazing when one actually thinks about the fact that this note is nearly 180 years old and has somehow managed to remain as though it was printed yesterday. Very, very rarely do we see the "PPQ" or Premium Paper Quality" designation upon a piece of this age. From the famous Eric P. Newman collection.

PCGS         

CHOICE

ABOUT NEW  58

 

PPQ

 $ 395  

Reverse
Pic 2

   MS  $ 20

Mississippi RR CO.

       Natchez

 

     K10452e

 

 

   POST NOTE

 

Natchez June, 1839

Serial # 2075. Brown ink date of June 15, 1839. Same vignettes as the $100 note listed above, save for the denomination and that a clipper ship is located between the signatures at the bottom. Rarely will such an issue be encountered this clean and bright. Crackling crisp. Totally spotless with no pinholes or problems. I honestly attempt to present only the very best of any given issue here. This note certainly fits the bill, as most will be encountered bearing stains,soiling, tears and the like. Simply an mazing early note depicting a rare glimpse into life in the antebellum South.

Choice

Very Fine+

 $225  

Reverse
Pic 2

  MS  $  2

West Feliciana RR

     Company

 

       K-52541

 

     Woodville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 R-6  (6-10 Known)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Great RR History

Serial # 2405 in red ink. Dated March 6, 1862. "186" engraved, remainder of date in red ink. Train with double tracks in center, "2" to left and right of train. Very vivid Blue "TWO" overprint. "Price Central Print" imprint to left; beneath S. B. Thimit's signature for Treasurer to lower left. Paddle wheel Steamship at mid bottom. Plain back. Exceptionally strong "TWO" overprint, clean, bright  and very well inked. Bold, bright signatures, date and serial number. The "light" shaded area at the upper right back is simply where the corner of the note was folded over for a very, very long time. Not the least bit uncommon with original groupings of notes which have been stored in a box or the like for over 155 years. It is not a mounting remnant or damage of any kind of character. A true piece of American history if there ever was one and also a wonderful item for the historian, obsolete note collector or railroad collector. Between 1835 and 1860, adjacent to the rich, fertile farmland adjoining the Mississippi River between Memphis and New Orleans there existed more millionaires than in any other part of the United States. Obviously, this was due to the vast cotton crop harvested in the area. I have discussed the importance of cotton during this era in other areas of this site, and while difficult to grasp today; suffice it to say, cotton drove the economies of Europe and the Northeastern U.S. and was truly "King". The West Feliciana RR was needed to transport cotton and other commodities from Woodville, MS to Bayou Sara, LA upon the Mississippi River for shipping to the port of New Orleans. The last remaining village upon the journey to the Mississippi River was St. Francisville; located in the parish of West Feliciana. The railroad was started in 1828 and completed in 1847 with a total distance of a mere 27+ miles; from Woodville, MS to Bayou Sara, LA. A mere 7.5 miles of the track existed in the State of MS. Nonetheless, the RR provided much needed access to the mighty Mississippi River for that cotton grown in the region which was to be transported to New Orleans and then exported to Europe or the Northeast U.S.. Remnants of the old track may be seen today in limited areas. Eventually, this RR became what is known today as the Illinois Central System. The note itself is superb. Any mid grade issue upon this RR which is problem free is quite rare. In fact; the issue is rare, problem free or not. Guy Kraus, in his 2003 work, "Mississippi Obsolete Notes & Scrip" rates this very piece an R-6. This translates into 6-10 known in any grade...problem free or not. Volumes could be written about a historic piece such as this one and I will be the first to admit that I do tend to get carried away. One cannot help themselves when a piece simply brings history alive such as this note does. There was no reason to save these pieces and it's survival is a matter of happenstance. Easily a note which would be graded VF-25 to VF-30. Totally problem free, very well trimmed and possesing wonderful eye appeal. A lovely piece worthy of any collection of obsoletes or rail road memorabilia.

Choice

FINE+

 

 

MKT

Grade:

VF-25/30

 $385

 

 

Reverse
Pic 2

  MS  50 Cents

West Feliciana RR

     Company

 

 Similar to:

       K-52455

       Unlisted

 

     Woodville

 

 

 

 February 17, 1862

 

 

 

  R-7 (1-5 Known)

Serial # 2408 in red ink. Dated February 14, 1862. Engraved "186", remainder of date in red ink. Same vignette as above. "50 Cents", left and right top and at each side. Vivid blue "50 Cents" overprint. An amazingly well preserved example of this very scarce issue. Interestingly, Guy Kraus in his in depth 2003 work upon Mississippi obsoletes and scrip lists an example of this issue with a green "50 Cents" overprint; although not an example bearing blue. The aforesaid green overprint 50 cent note is rated an R-7 by Kraus; which translates in to 1-5 known. It would be safe to assume given the fact that this example is not even listed, it would be an R-7 as well. Totally problem free and a true miracle of survival. Boldly signed by E. J. Elder for President to the right and J. B. Thinit for Treasurer to the left. Far more clean than one expect at this grade level, with only the slightest amount of minute soiling at one center fold. Superb eye appeal and incredible trim. It is truly hard to believe that a rarity 7 note may be obtained at such a low cost in this day and time. Based upon what I see while looking at other dealer's inventory on bourse floors across the country, one may rest assured such will not remain the case; as quality and availability continue to fade away. Simply a splendid, high quality and truly rare piece.

CHOICE

  FINE

 

 

 

Mkt

Grade:

VF-25+

  SOLD

 

Reverse
Pic 2


 

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