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    Ex-Grinnell Solid Serial Number M33333333

    Solid Serial Number Fr. 91 $5 1907 Legal Tender PCGS New 62PPQ. Series 1907 Woodchoppers are known with ten different signature combinations and thus there are ten different Friedberg numbers. A look at the census indicates this is the only solid eight digit serial number known for any of those numbers. A quick turn to the trusty Albert Grinnell Sale catalog reveals an even more interesting past. Lot 110 from Grinnell's famous collection reads in part, "$5.00--1907, Sig. Speelman and White. Plate (B). Small red seal. A scarce note with most attractive No. M33333334." Barney Bluestone's presentation of Grinnell's collection included a special section for "Low and Attractive Numbers". Lot 344 included one such fancy serial number, which read in part, "$5.00--1907. Sig. Same as Last. Another beautiful note with attractive serial No. 33333333." The description's reference to "Same as last" indicated Speelman and White from lot 343. Since no other notes from this small range of serial numbers is known to exist bearing the Speelman-White signature combination, we can safely assume that this beautiful note was once part of the Grinnell holdings. An eight digit serial number can occur only nine times within a run of one hundred million notes. Little thought was given to saving these pieces and thus few ever survived use and ultimately redemption and destruction. In 2004, the serial number M33333331 sold at auction for $6,900. With such an illustrious pedigree and a truly rare serial number, expect a realization of...

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    January, 2010
    7th-11th Thursday-Monday
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