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 Confederate

Issuers of Trains & Hoer Notes

 

 

   SALE

 Michael McNeil

 

 

   Mead, CO

  286 pages / 2010

  1st Edition

 9.5" X 6.5"

 OUT OF PRINT

High quality, gloss paper.

99% in color. Each book numbered and signed by author.

 

 

   Brand New

 

    Hardback.      

An outstanding book for anyone with even a passing interest in the reverse endorsements found upon the back of T-39, T-40 or T-41 (7.30) notes as they are called. These notes paid 7.30 % interest per anum. Many examples are endorsed upon the back by local depositaries. Further, a good number of these notes were issued in the field as is evidenced by the endorsement of a Confederate Officer. Usually a Captain; Major & Acting (or Assistant) Quartermaster. The book provides vivid color pictures of all known endorsements up to 2010. While a few new signatures have been found; this book is essential to any CSA note collector. Many years ago, we guessed at what the officer or individual's name was; as some were very hard to read. Not so now. If you have a military issued note or any manuscript issued note; you will most likely find it within this book. A great book. New from shipping carton. Originally priced at $60.

1,000

Printed.

 10.00

 

 7.00

Priority Mail.

 

COVER PRICE:

  $60.00

 

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Collecting Confederate Paper Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   A RARE OPPORTUNITY

Pierre Fricke

R.M. Smythe

New York, NY

  797 pages / 2005

    11.5" X 9"

  1st Edition

 OUT OF PRINT

 

   Brand New

 

   Hardback

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 unopened cases found.

 

10 Now Available

   9 Available

   8 Available

 

This is the original 2005, 797 page book of Pierre Fricke's rework of Dr. Douglas Ball's research of Confederate Treasury Notes; fiscal documents and the like. Mr. Fricke painstakingly and meticulously worked hundreds of hours to condense and organize Dr. Ball's unpublished manuscript. While this monumental work is confined to CSA Treasury Notes; a virtual treasury of other valuable information resides within. Dr. Ball spent close to 35-40 years of his life compiling the information contained in this book and he did it the old fashioned way.... much was done before the days of copy machines and all before the advent of the internet and other such modern day conveniences. Trips to the National Archives, The Smithsonian, The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, the Library of Congress...far too many institutions to list here. Further, he corresponded at length with the scholars of his day, Phillip Chase, Arlie Slabaugh and many others. As Dr. Ball was known for detail, Mr. Fricke's work more than adequately organizes and presents that detail in a very easy to use format. Thousands of varieties are covered within. The book itself is huge; weighing over 5 pounds. If you have a question about any aspect of Confederate Treasury notes; the answer lies within these pages. In 2005, I ordered a large number of cases of this book, which sold out rapidly. Recently, while looking for shipping supplies, I saw two boxes which I thought contained Priority Flat Rate mailers. I then discovered that they were two unopened cases ( 5 brand new books each) of this out of print masterpiece which had been there for 10 years. As these books are now out of print, one's only hope of obtaining one is through a used book store. There, you will find the price of these used books to be from $150-$250; in the unlikely event you can locate one. The books here offered are brand new; straight from the cases shipped to me over 11 years ago. These are the last new books, anywhere to my knowledge. I will not ship media mail; as it protects neither of us. It cannot be tracked and it is subject to being opened and searched (damaged). This huge storehouse of knowledge can be shipped in a Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail Box for $13.45-free of charge. I pick up the postage and insurance on this one. If you have not seen one of these books you won't believe it. Perfect for your "at home" library and a must have for anyone interested in Confederate Treasury notes. There has never been an exhaustive publication remotely close to this one and there never will be. $150 is a small price to pay for 40 years of Dr. Ball's life and the incredibly informative findings his research produced.  An absolute must have and an opportunity that will not present itself again.

OUT OF

 PRINT

 $150.00

 

Delivered via Priority, Insured Mail- Mid Size Box

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Hilton's Collecting Confederate Currency: Hobby and/or Investment?

Volume One: Criswell Types 1-4 "The Magnificent Montgomerys"

J. Wayne

  Hilton

Pub:

J. Wayne

   Hilton

304 pages / 2012

11.75" X 8.75"

   High quality, gloss paper

    1st Edition

   Hardback

  OUT of PRINT

Printed in the  

     USA!

Weight : 4lbs+

  6 available

  *5 available

  *4 available             *3 Available

 

 

A marvelous new book, weighing in at just under 5 pounds. Profusely illustrated with hundreds upon hundreds of color photographs of the utmost quality. One does not have to own a Montgomery to glean mountains of useful information from this superb work. 15 years in the making, the first chapter of over 80 large, glossy pages set forth in great detail the first 150 years of Collecting Confederate Currency. In depth discussion and illustrations of the very first auction catalogs and the earliest reference books. We have it easy now, as compared to those numismatics who sought these notes in the 1870's. Useful information was very scarce during this time. This book does a masterful job of taking the reader from the very beginnings of collecting Confederate Treasury notes, through the Criswell years until the present. I can only guess at how many hundreds of color pictures; coupled with detailed data and explantations are contained herein. The book also provides the first well informed glimpse at how well the stately Montgomery issues have preformed economically throughout the years. In depth and accurate charts clearly and precisely explain just how well these notes have performed from an investment view point. Finally; each and every known Montgomery is pictured in this book via full color photographs. The notes are arranged by date of auction appearance and serial number. Included are the $1,000 (T-1); $500 (T-2); $100 (T-3) and finally the $50 (T-4). Simply a magnificent book that you will be unable to put down once you start reading it. Remember; one does not have to own a Montgomery to reap the beneficial rewards contained in this true masterpiece. Again, the best means to ship this heavy book is by Medium Flat Rate, Priority Mail. We can both track the shipment which will arrive within two business days and I can also insure it. The possibility of damage is much less remote. It is my understanding that 3 more works are planned by Mr. Hilton. The three books will cover all of the 1861 issues. Do not miss this opportunity to acquire one of a series of incredible works on the subject of Confederate Currency by perhaps the most advanced and well known collector in the United States. Limited to a print run of a mere 500 books! As of February, 2017; a mere three new copies are available...anywhere.

 

 

   500

 Printed

$85.00

 

Delivery by Priority, Insured Mail.

 

(Medium Flat Rate  Box, Priority Mail $13.45)

 

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History of Collecting

Confederate States of

America Paper Money

Volume 1, 1865-1945.

Pierre Fricke and Fred

Reed.

Pub: Fricke/Reed

 

 

Signed by

  Author

340 pages / 2012

    9.25" X 6"

   1st Edition

   Hardback

 FREE DVD WITH

    EACH BOOK!

 
Yet another new book upon the subject of the history of Collecting Confederate Paper Money! When I began, we used Arlie Slabaugh, Grover Criswell and Philip Chase's works which cataloged CSA currency. Slabaugh's work did provide some historical material; however slight. Most had to be learned by hands on experience; which can become quite expensive! This marvelous new work provides an in depth discussion of the first collectors of CSA Paper Money from 1865-1945. Along the way; a great deal of useful information is set out with regard to a multitude of most significant matters. Fred Reed compartmentalizes his series of "The History of the Blue and Gray" which has appeared in the Bank Note Reporter with regularity for many months now. It is extremely interesting and vividly illustrates that Mr. Reed has spent a tremendous amount of time researching this exceptionally interesting material. A truly informative book which is also upon a DVD contained in a quality holder inside the back cover. This will provide those who like to utilize their Lap Top or one of the other myriad of current electronic devices to pursue the contents of the book without the need of taking the book with them or having it by their side. When I was younger; I bought every single publication I could find relating to Confederate Treasury Notes. The present is no exception and the hobby benefits immensely by the availability of quality works such as this one.

1,000

Printed

 $35.00

Delivered.

(includes DVD)

 

Delivery via Priority Mail. Free of charge.

 

COVER PRICE:

   $50.00

 

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  The History of Early Tennessee       Banks and Their Issues               

Paul E.Garland          

 

 Pub:

   Paul Garland       

256 Pages / 1983

 

    1st Edition         

    Hardback      

 

 11.25" X 8.75"

 

 OUT OF PRINT

 

  Scarce Book

 

3 With Dust Cover

   to offer.   

The Tennessee obsolete bible. Even though this book is 34 years old, it is amazing how accurate it remains. Profusely illustrated and extremely easy to use. Obsolete notes are laid out by the town or city they were issued in by alphabetical order. Commencing with Athens, TN; running to Trenton. An easy to use index allows the reader to quickly determine what page a particular note is located. The index lists each location, the name of the issuing institution and the page number. For example, if we look in the index under "Nashville", all banks are listed. We then look for the name of our bank "The City Bank" under "Nashville" and the exact page is provided. City, County and railroad notes are included as well. It took me six years to locate three of these and my cost was between $85 to $110. This reference remains very much in demand and is extremely difficult to locate. All three of these books are near mint and show little or no signs of use. One example is simply autographed. One is not; while the third is autographed to a specific individual. Locating an example with the dust cover remaining is indeed a feat. There may be a chip or two in the dust cover; although not the pages or book itself. Simply a fantastic reference and a great addition to any numismatic library.

OUT Of

PRINT

 $125

 

Shipped

via Medium

Flat Rate

Priority Box

@ $13.60

 

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Register of the Confederate Debt

Raphael P. Thian

Pub: Quarterman Publications, Inc.

217 pages  / 1972

 Reprint of 1880       Original.               

  9.25" x 6"

 

 OUT OF PRINT!

   Brand New             Hardback              

 4 Books to Sell-

Brand New. Now 0

 

  4 New Books

  3 New Books

This is the 1972 reprint of the original 1880 work of Raphael Prosper Thian's study and indexing of Confederate Treasury notes. The original work itself; with six known examples surviving is one of the most sought after publications in all of numismatics. To my knowledge, the last original Thian offered for sale at public auction realized well in excess of $30,000. A 15 page introduction written by the late Dr. Douglas B. Ball graces this 1972 re-print. Even the reprint is out of print and difficult to locate. The book itself offers a signer combination for Register and Treasurer coupled with a range of serial numbers those individuals signed for each and every note produced by the Confederate Treasury Department.  Thian's records are complete through the third series of the 1864 $5 issue. There are no signature references for the 1864 $2 and the 1864 $1 notes. All 1863 and 1864 50 cent notes possess printed signatures of Robert Tyler for Register and Edward Elmore for Treasurer. The undertaking by Thian was vast and in today's world, nearly unimaginable. Thousands of signature combinations and corresponding serial numbers are contained herein. Notes are set out by the date of the Congressional Act authorizing them. At first glance; this book appears to be somewhat daunting to use. However just a little use and study of Thian's layout quickly provide the reader with the necessary tools to use the book efficiently and productively. I always take Thian to every show I attend. If I can only take one book; it's this one. One can ascertain contemporary counterfeits by comparing the signatures and serial number of a note one is viewing to that listed in Thian, rare serial numbers and countless other attributes of notes by use of this magnificent book. I have worn two copies totally out from personal use! Only 4 new books to sell.

OUT of

PRINT !

   $65

Delivered.

 

 

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Guide Book of Southern States Currency-

History, Rarity and Values                     

Hugh Shull      

 

Pub: Whitman

Publishing LLC.

434 pages / 2007

      9'' X 6"

   1st Edition

         NEW

 Hardback/Spiral

        Bound

 

Signed by

   Hugh Shull

Although released in 2007; no book relative to Southern States Bank notes can come remotely close to this classic. Written by the most knowledgeable numismatist alive in this field; Mr. Hugh Shull. Hundreds of full color images illustrating each and every Southern State issue. Though the values section has fallen behind somewhat; this section provides the reader with more than adequate information to determine the approximate value of a given note and if it is a rare piece. Each and every Southern State is included. All Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia State issues are illustrated and discussed in great detail. This book does not cover obsolete bank notes; only those emitted by the aforementioned States. One particular feature of this book that I like very much is that it is spiral bound. I have owned far too many books which have broken down at the spine and the pages come out. A great idea; this book is designed to avoid this problem. Being spiral bound; it lays flat, does not break down at the spine and will provide many years of heavy use. This book is galaxies away from the former old Criswell series upon the subject. You do not have to collect Southern States notes to benefit from this book. Knowledge is power and the more you learn from books such as this, the more opportunities you will have to pick up a very rare note at a show, flea market, local auction or the like. You can't go wrong with this one.

1,000

Printed

$35.00

Delivered

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Alabama  Obsolete

Notes and Scrip  

Walter Rosene Jr .

                                                         

 Pub: SPMC Society of Paper Money Collectors

141 pages / 1984

   11.25" X 9"

  1st Edition

OUT OF PRINT

 Hardback/New

    In Stock

Limited Supply (2)

One of a series of books done relative to obsolete bank notes published and sponsored by the SPMC (Society of Paper Money Collectors) in the mid 1980's. Long out of print, these books are quite difficult to locate; as the number printed was low; most often not more than two to three hundred. The audience was also light in the mid 80's. This book is brand new, having never been used before. The scans you see are those of the used book in my library. The book offered here is brand new with no dings, spots or the like. While one might think the information contained herein is outdated and of no use; such is not the case. Granted; there have been new discoveries since the mid 80's. However; the author utilized the very best collections available at the time. The acknowledgments look like a who's who of the great paper money authors, dealers and collectors of their time. Names like Douglas Ball, J. Roy Pennell, Jr., Robert Medlar; George W. Wait; Dr. Walter B. Jones, Wendell Wolka and so on. Most of these SPMC books have had no follow up publications. Hence; loads of information are contained in each. A collector can never go wrong adding to his/her library.

OUT OF

  PRINT

$45.00

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Arkansas Obsolete Notes               and Scrip              

Matt  Rothert, Sr.   

 Pub: SPMC Society of Paper Money               Collectors              

258 pages / 1985

   11.25" X 9"

  1st Edition

OUT OF PRINT

 Hardback/New

 

  2 New Books

  

Another of the SPMC series published in 1985. One would never dream that so many different notes were printed in Arkansas. Just an outstanding work and very difficult to find. I always buy any reference book I see (even if I have it) at a show or wherever I might find them; as they are extremely difficult to locate. As with the Alabama book listed above, this book is brand new and in it's original shrink wrap. The scans you see are that of my book; as I did not want to handle a new book or take it out of it's wrap. A heavy book as well. Hundreds and hundreds of illustrations. Arkansas is a State that is "Ripe" for the pickings; as many unique or excessively rare notes are available at a fraction of what they should be. This book would certainly help an individual get "one up" on what is rare...and undervalued.

OUT OF

  PRINT

 $ 45

Delivered via Priority mail. Free of charge.

 

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