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    Face Mockups for Proposed Notes. These are face mockups for proposed $20 and $50 notes probably prepared in order to land a lucrative government contract, probably in the 1860s. An outline for the two notes was laid down on card stock. Then a plate was prepared that had the cursive writing for the payable clause, interest statement, etc. This plate was used to print these items. Next, portraits, vignettes, counters and denominations were glued to the card stock to produce attractive and intriguing essays that certainly have a story to tell. There are not any folds or creases, yet aging has found its way to the periphery of this 140 year old item.

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    September, 2006
    13th-15th Wednesday-Friday
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