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    Rare Early US Essays

    Fr. UNL Hessler UNL Face and Back Essays for Presumably Act of December 23, 1857 Notes. These are face and back essays for proposed $20 and $50 notes. An outline for the faces 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 complete the faces. The ornate orange backs were made of India paper mounted on card stock. Slight aging is noticed on the periphery of these two essay sheets and there are a couple of corner bumps, but there are not any folds or creases on these 150 year old items. They are unlisted in the Hessler reference and could well be unique. New. (Total: 2 items)

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