Inventory - Miscellaneous Obsoletes and Southern States - Missouri:
Below are my current offerings in Missouri. Visit the Terms page to order.
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|All notes in stock unless otherwise indicated. Hundreds more notes from all Southern States to be added as time permits. If you don't see it; please feel free to ask. Odds are I have it. 99% of my inventory is NOT listed on the Web Site.||
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State of Missouri
1862 changed to
1863 in red ink
About New 58
|Serial # 29302. Blue paper. Liberty standing with pole to left. Figure of floating lady with grain and horn in center. Plain back. Engraved date of Jany 1st, 1862. "Issued July 1, 1863" hand written across face of note to left center. Thanks to a very astute collector in the Chicago area for pointing out to me that PCGS got this one wrong. The CR 2E is very similar to the note offered here; however it is not quite as rare as the Cr 2E. This note is payable "Three years after date". The Criswell 2E is payable "5 years after date". Both notes are changed in red ink to 1863 as the year of issue. Ah yes...the grading services strike again. However, I should have noticed the difference, but did not. Consequently, the error in the listing is mine. Whereas, the error on the grading service holder is that of PCGS. Again, thanks to my colleague in Chicago for kindly pointing this out to me. The note offered is simply beautiful and near perfect. A corner fold is seen at the upper right reverse and that's it. When one considers it's rarity; 51-100 known in all grades, it is ridiculously low priced. Were this a Federal note, such as a Chief or Bison of which thousands exist; it's value would be in the thousands. Makes no sense does it? Ignore the grading service date of August 1, 1863 printed upon the grading service holder just beneath the grade. Further, Ignore the grading service label of Cr. 2E. Both are incorrect. A great opportunity to acquire rarity and quality at the same time.||
About New 58.
|MO||$ 3|| State of Missouri
|Serial # 102302. A very attractive piece with vivid blue color and great eye appeal. Printed upon the back of a bank draft which itself has a superb vignette of an old paddle wheeler. Trimmed a hair tight at the upper left a bit; thus the grade of UNC...instead of Gem CU. No folds, pinholes or problems of any kind. Original embossing.||UNC+||$225|
|MO||$ 3|| State of Missouri
Uncirculated 63 EPQ
January 1, 1862
|Serial # 57358. Printed date of January 1, 1862. Light blue paper. Central portrait of Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson. Battle flags and cannon to each side. "3" on die, upper left and right. Frontiersman leaning on rifle to lower right. Depiction of South defeating the Union to lower left. Large, vivid green "THREE" overprint. Printed upon the back of a bill of exchange, which in this case, looks to be from the Canal Bank of New Orleans, Louisiana. While not a rare note, much more difficult to acquire than one might think bearing a grade of Choice Uncirculated. Most often, there exists some sort of problem, be it ever so slight which prevents the grading services from assigning this lofty grade. Handling, a tiny corner bump or a near invisible, faint bend. Plenty of Selvage (extra paper) all the way around and what I would deem excellent, original trim. The primary attribute of this note which prevents it from being assigned a higher grade is the fact that the right side is not dead, solid straight. As I have stated elsewhere on this site, it is my opinion that you see before you the very reason notes are "trimmed" or "evened up" by some folks today. The grading services actually measure the distance of extra paper or selvage when assigning the grade at this level. In many, many cases, the notes you see with "perfect" trim have had the margins trimmed when enough paper exists outside the frame lines to do so. I would much rather have an original note than one which has been "squared up" by someone with a pair of scissors. While I am not saying that all perfectly trimmed notes have been trimmed in modern times, you can count on the fact that many have. Whomever submitted this note for grading did the right thing and did not trim the note; even though more than sufficient paper exists outside the frame lines to have done so. It may have cost them two or more grades, however; we know the note is totally original. Superb clarity and eye appeal with no problems whatsoever. In addition, assigned the "EPQ" or "Exceptional Paper Quality" moniker by PMG. A designation not seen that frequently with this rather crudely designed note. Again, a note which is tougher than many think to locate this nice.||
|MO||$ 1|| State of Missouri
St. Louis 186
Super Ad Note
Dry Buffalo Bones
Collection St. Louis
|No serial number. Plate A. Central vignette of cattle grazing. Large red "ONE" protector. State seal to lower left and portrait of maiden to lower right. Vertical watermark of W. T. & Co.. Plain back. From the famous Eric P. Newman collection of St. Louis, MO.. Newman spent his entire life in St. Louis, save for attending MIT and graduating in 1932. His contributions to numismatics were far to many to list here. Suffice it to say that he is considered one of the greatest and most published numismatists of all time, having passed away in 2017. Even though his collection was vast; one can't help but wonder if this (local to Newman) note was among his favorites. While there are a few different variations of Mayers advertising note, this note is most definitely a St. Louis piece. One of the most interesting advertising notes ever utilized. Printed upon the back of this unused one dollar Missouri remainder is the ad of one A.B. Mayer. As may be seen in the scan, Mr. Mayer is seeking Dry Buffalo Bones, Tanking, Horns, Hoofs, Bags, Scrap Iron, Old Metals, etc., etc.. He was the entrepreneurial owner of the Anchor Bone Factory in Lowell, MO and the Anchor Fertilizing Works in St. Louis. The ad likely dates between the years of 1880 to 1890 when such remainders were available to the astute advertizer. Old paper money; and in this case, much more appropriately, Missouri paper money was a very effective means of advertising. The general public found these items fascinating. Here offered is one of the most intriguing ad notes history left behind for the collector to savor today. Simply amazing content. While I will spare the reader my usual rant about the completely wrong and incorrect grading service comment of "Minor Adhesive Residue"; I will point out the tiniest of contemporary ink "mini-spots" on the right side of the reverse. This ink spot affects absolutely nothing and I have seen much worse warrant no comment from the grading services. In all honesty, I am at a loss for words with regard to this "Comment". Irregardless, a wonderful example and the best "DRY BUFFALO BONES" ad note I have ever had the privilege of offering. A wonderful St. Louis note from an incredible St. Louis collection.||
Farmers Bank of
15 6 48AaP ??
PCGS GEM NEW
66 PROOF PPQ
|Central vignette of George Washington. Woman with rake to his left and man seated to right. Plain back. Gem proof. A breathtaking, near surreal proof obsolete. Blast red overprint; including the bank title....most unusual. Open from 1857 to 1867 with banks in Lexington (Parent Bank) and a branch at Paris. Haxby lists this note as SENC (Surviving Example Not Confirmed), although since the publication of this monumental work in the late 1980's, a few of these have surfaced. I know of none which can come close to this quality of the 5 to six that are known to survive today. Simply incredible eye appeal and sheer perfection. Perfect trim, clarity and as clean as if it were made yesterday. Proofs of this caliber bearing eye appeal of this nature are rare. This is likely the best known example extant. Haxby lists a $20 proof very similar to this one (with the location to be filled in) although does not list an example with the American Bank Note Company imprint (far right). Consequently; I am of the opinion that this particular example is not listed in Haxby. The few others which survive have been labeled 15 6 48AaP; although I am of the opinion that this is incorrect. Irregardless; one of the most beautiful works of art you will ever see. The snow white background provides the ultimate in contrast with the amazing red overprint. As good as they come and a true work of art. A mix of rarity and quality which is sure to please the most discriminating collector. Incredible||
Gem New 66
Roberts & Ellis
Payable in CSA $$$
|Serial # 1048. Roberts & Ellis. Printed upon tissue thin paper and incredibly well preserved. Neosho is located in the Southwest corner of Missouri and the County seat of Newton County, just on the western edge of the Ozarks. Rare is a total understatement when it comes to anything payable in Confederate money from the State of Missouri. On approximately October 28, 1861; then Governor Claiborne Jackson (in favor of secession) established a provisional Capitol of Missouri here, having fled Jefferson City, MO. He was soon removed from office and fled to Little Rock , Arkansas, where he died one year later. By the end of 1861, Union forces occupied almost all of Missouri with the exception of Neosho. The city was occupied by both Union and Federal troops throughout the war. I will leave it to better historians than I to get into further detail. Without reservation one of, if not the most rare piece of Americana I have ever seen or handled. Much more rare than any Confederate note and a piece which seems to "swim upstream" with our view of Missouri during the Civil War. While store scrip notes are found with Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma locations thereon, I can assure you that the same cannot be said of Missouri. There is also present upon this wonderful piece a seal; much like the old notary seals we used to see. I cannot make all of this one out, although I can see "Newton Co, Mo quite well. What appears to be a number and a dogs head (no, it's too early for that so I'm not seeing things) in the seal. Needless to say, further study is warranted with this incredible piece of Americana. I truly get excited when viewing such a monumental piece of history as this. The piece is in fantastic shape, although a tiny bit of ink bleed is present at the serial number. It is not bad and does not one bit of harm to such a rare and historic piece. This one truly belongs in a museum in the Neosho area. If you want one of the best and most rare pieces from the Civil War; this is the one. Truly fantastic.||XF||$2500|
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