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    Extraordinary D.N. Morgan Presentation Group

    Daniel Morgan Presentation Grouping This and the next five lots represent a special offering of items from the estate of Daniel N. Morgan, Treasurer of the United States from June of 1893 through June of 1897. The first item is an elaborate white calfskin testimonial book presented to Mr. Morgan by the Directors of the City National Bank of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the bank where he served as President until his appointment as Treasurer by President Cleveland. The book is prepared entirely in superbly executed calligraphy, much of which employs gold leaf tinting. It is the kind of work that is truly a lost art. On the final page are signatures of the eight bank directors who presented this spectacular piece of 19th century folk art to Mr. Morgan. The book is enclosed in a custom presentation box lined with purple silk and both the box and the book are emblazoned with the imprint of F.C. Smith of Bridgeport, the producer of both items, who labels himself as an "Art Engrosser." This makes an incredible display item along with the ambrotype which accompanies this book, which is apparently Mr. Morgan as a considerably younger man. The ambrotype is enclosed in a typical Union (often mislabeled gutta-percha) case. These items are irreplaceable and worthy of inclusion into any serious collection of United States currency. Included with the box, book, and ambrotype were five Daniel Morgan courtesy autograph notes, which are offered in the following five lots.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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