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    Norwalk, OH- The Bank of Norwalk Original package of 31 notes and letter dated December 1, 1854
    An unusual lot of thirty-one Obsolete notes issued by the Bank of Norwalk that were returned for payment on December 1, 1854 only to be refused by the bank's Receiver for "want of funds." Included are 22 $1s, 3 $3s, 5 $5s, and 1 $10 plus the Receiver's note which states:

    "$66 This package contains sixty six dollars in bills of the Bank of Norwalk which was this day presented here(?) for payment by Edward Sturges Sr. and payment refused for want of funds.
    Mansfield Ohio (Signed) Undecipherable
    December 1, 1854 clk (?) of the Receiver"

    Edward Sturges Sr. was a private banker in Mansfield. By December 1854, the Bank of Norwalk had been out of business for over four years and it comes as no surprise that there were no funds available to redeem these notes. These are the actual notes tendered and are in conditions that range from Fair to Fine. There will be no returns on this lot for any reason.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection (Total: 31 notes)

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    23rd-28th Wednesday-Monday
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