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    Extraordinary Condition Fractional Currency "Magic" Wallet

    1860's Fractional Currency Magic Wallet.
    A cardboard flip-over type holder (often called magic wallet) for Fractional Currency notes. As the wallet is opened, the currency magically moves from beneath the parallel ribbons on one side to beneath the X-shaped ribbon on the other side. These come in many different formats, including some with advertising on the outside. This one is labeled Postage Currency on one side, and there is a five-pointed star on the other side. The note also has all four denominations of the first issue placed in bronze on the front and back. This particular wallet is one of the most common types in this extremely rare category, but the condition is outstanding, Virtually as-made, with no loss to the bronze, and perfect ribbons. The wallet currently contains a Very Fine Fr. 1230. We sold an identical wallet (with different ribbons) in our January 2010 FUN sale for $1035. The Laub collection, which we sold in January of this year, had a nice wallet, with merchant advertising on it that realized $1200. (Total: 2 items)
    From the Tabacco Family Collection


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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