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    Connecticut (1799) Hartford and New Haven Turnpike Block of Four. Extremely Fine. This block of four Hartford and New Haven Turnpike notes has one each of the 25c, 12c5mills, 6c3mills and 4c notes. It also has the top third of the 2c and 5mills note. Newman pictures a full sheet of six, but other than that pictured sheet, we've seen only these four higher denominations and fragments of the two lowers. The Hartford and New Haven Turnpike has become Route 91, and these notes, with their unusual use of mills, were employed as toll tickets on that road. The vignettes on the notes were keyed to the conveyances permitted on the Turnpike for varying fees. The 25c, with its elaborate two-horse carriage, and the 6c3mills, with its one-horse open sleigh, are both particularly popular. This is the first block of four that we have handled in quite a number of years. When candled you see the remnants of what was once a map of Pennsylvania.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2007
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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