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    Ad Note For Bechtel CSA Album

    T69 $5 1864 Used for Advertising-Three Examples Very Good-Fine or Better.
    These three genuine 1864 Confederate $5 notes were used for several purposes. One serves as the host for the famous "Representing nothing on God's earth now...." poem and was used for an 1899 Confederate Veterans Reunion in Charleston, SC in May, 1899. The second note has the same poem on the back, now attributed to Major S. Alroy Jonas of the 11th Mississippi Regiment, as well as an ad for a boot and shoe dealer in Winchester, VA. The third is the most intriguing, with an advertisement for an album for housing Confederate notes. As J. Wayne Hilton, widely respected Confederate collector and researcher, relates in his book, Collecting Confederate Currency: Hobby and Investment: "C.H. Bechtel is most important, though, for publishing the first commercially successful Confederate currency album....Bechtel produced an elaborate, 90 page album designed to protect and display Confederate currency, with printed descriptions of the different types on each page. Nicely bound and professional-looking, Bechtel's album would not appear out of place in the finest libraries....Bechtel originally sold his album for $3.50 to $5.00, an exorbitant price in line with the price of a mid-grade $100 or $50 Montgomery note at the time. Bechtel promoted his album by giving samples to prominent New York collectors and by issuing "advertising notes" - genuine 1864 $5 Confederate Treasury Notes with a detailed advertising message printed on their backs." This is only the second example of this numismatically connected ad that we have offered. (Total: 3 notes)


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