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    Rattlesnake Attacking British Lion Emblem

    South Carolina March 6, 1776 £15 PMG Very Fine 25.
    This series is very diverse, with denominations from 1 Shilling 3 Pence to 100 Pounds. They featured different paper types, sizes, orientations, emblems, and patriotic mottos; some had two-color printing. The four highest denominations (15, 25, 50, and 100 Pounds) were printed on laid paper using a large format. Elaborate borders create a beautiful frame for the text. The circular emblem at lower right shows a rattlesnake attacking the British lion. Encircling is the motto MAGNIS INTERDUM PARVA NOCENT (Sometimes small things do harm to big things). There are four signatures, but the vertical one at the right is faint. Noted with "Stain," the fault is very minor and seen at bottom center. Well margined and boldly printed, this offering is in far above average condition for a note printed on delicate paper. The emblem is very sharp and exhibits its patriotic character splendidly. The example from the Newman Collection was extremely similar in appearance with the exception of the large, and rather unsightly, tape repair on the back of that piece. It still managed to sell for over $1,000 and we would expect much the same this evening.


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    September, 2020
    17th-21st Thursday-Monday
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