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    Unopened Envelope of a Complete Ten Piece (six notes plus booklet, plus two paper slips, plus SDC Envelope) Set of Six Chemicographs Intended for Confederate Currency ND circa 1957-58 and Philip Chase Booklet Plus Two Display Paper Slips and SDC Packet Envelope.
    This set of "notes" consists of six Chemicograph backs with designs that were intended for the 1864 issues of the $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $500 denominations. Back plates with these designs were ordered by the Confederate Treasury from S. Straker & Sons of London. The plates were made and shipped from London in early January 1864, only to disappear. Several more shipments were made, but none of these got through the Union blockade. Examples of the plates were found 75 years later and the prints in this lot were made from those plates. Next, the plates were donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Included with this lot is second reprint of a Philip H. Chase article/booklet on the subject that appeared in the March and April, 1950 The Numismatist. Also, there is the original sealed Chase envelope and two informational/display paper slips. For more information on Chemicographs see, Confederate Numismatica 2018 Supplement One by Peter Bertram. Presumably, everything inside is of high quality, but we cannot verify grades since the envelope has never been opened, but it has a split along the top edge. All of the Chemicograph "notes" in this envelope are more than likely from the fourth printing and therefore this set would be Bertram C475b. If any third printing notes are found within the set instead of a corresponding fourth printing note, this becomes a mixed set and Bertram C475c. There will be no returns on this lot for any reason. (Total: 10 items)


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