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    Rare "Jacob's Ladder" Fractional Billfold

    United States Fractional Currency - Double Hinged "Jacob's Ladder" Billfold, Ca. 1860s-1880s. Very Fine.
    A choice condition "Jacob's Ladder" double-hinged billfold, as Eric referred to these, and rarely seen in this impressive state. Included are 5 and 10 cents Postage Currency notes that, with single flip of the case, could disappear. A beautifully made example with leather exterior and purple satin interior. The interior bands to hold the notes in place are made of finely patterned silk. The gilt stamped cover has the numeral "5" above the curving "Postage Currency, and the upside-down "10" below. The back has the gilt "25" at top and upside down "50" at bottom. Opened dimensions are approximately 9.0 cm by 7.0 cm. These are rarely encountered, and this is especially attractive.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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