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    Rare Ball 150 Confederate Bond

    Ball 150 Cr. 113 $1,000 1862 Bond Fine.
    This handwritten denominated bond only had a grand total of 181 examples issued. They were issued in amounts from $100 to $14,550. Only twenty bonds of the $1,000 denomination were issued. This bond has serial number 41 and was issued to an administrator of an estate. Ball gives this number a R7+ rarity rating which translates to just 4 to 10 extant for all issued denominations. This bond was engraved and printed by George Dunn. He came to the CSA in 1862 with other Scottish printers. Dunn has been described as one of the best engraving resources of the Confederacy. The vignette on this bond is of the Confederate Defenses at Drury's Bluff. The vignette shows detail of partially submerged stakes, a sunken ship, and floating ships. This example displays staining throughout and a little ink erosion in Tyler's signature. This is a great Confederate bond that is seldom encountered. In fact, this is only the second Ball 150 that we have auctioned. The other was another Fine described with extensive foxing and some pencilled collector notations on the back. It took a winning bid of 8,050 in May, 2007 in order to add it to someone's collection.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
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