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    Small Macerated Block with Great Information

    Excellent Research Item
    This 2 1/4" by 3 1/2" envelope contains a 1 1/2" by 2 1/2" thin block of macerated pulp. The macerated is pre-1908, with lots of identifiable currency particles. The real fascination here is the envelope that contains the macerated. It's intact and completely legible, although the flap has once been off and is now restored with archival tape. And it gives us some information that this cataloger has seen nowhere else. The first paragraph is extremely similar to the much larger and heavier block above. The final paragraph we have not seen elsewhere: "We cast this old money into various shapes (hats, eagles, slippers, etc.) suitable for parlor ornaments or paperweights, also busts of prominent men: Washington, Lincoln, Cleveland, McKinley, etc. Price, small size (containing about $25,000) 35¢. Large Size (containing about $50,000) 60¢." The item and the envelope are both unique to our knowledge, and we have never seen pricing information on any other early macerated. (Total: 2 items)
    From the Len Glazer Macerated Collection

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    26th Sunday
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