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    Finer of Two Known

    Azusa, CA - $20 1902 Date Back Fr. 643 The United States NB Ch. # (P)8074
    This is one of only two notes reported from this short-lived Azusa bank that closed its doors forever in 1916 after lasting barely a decade and which carries an always popular "Forbidden Title." The only other known example is one we have had the privilege of selling as part of both the famed Charley Colver collection in 1999 and again in the Lowell Horwedel sale of 2004. That note was quite low grade, yet it still realized $6,050 in 1999 and $9,487.50 in 2004. Fortunately for the many collectors who lost out on that note, this piece is light years superior in grade. It is an attractive pen signed PCGS Very Fine 20, with mention made of a masked stain and minor redrawing of the design on the front along with minor paper scuffs on the back, but the restoration is only visible under close scrutiny. In our 2011 Long Beach auction, this pleasing example fetched $10,925 and should certainly approach that figure again tonight.

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    Apr-May, 2018
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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