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    Saguache, CO - $10 1902 Date Back Fr. 619 The First NB Ch. # (W)9997
    This discovery note comes to the collecting community with one of those bizarre stories that seems to be repeated from time-to-time with varying but similar details, as it seems that many in previous generations had the habit of hiding money in various odd places. The consignor of this note purchased a vase at a garage sale several years ago. The vase remained untouched for several more years, until the consignor recently decided to take it apart and clean it. You can guess the rest of the story, of course within the parts of the vase was tucked this gem of a rarity. Our consignor's good fortune is also good fortune for serious collectors of Colorado Nationals, as there hasn't been even a rumor of the existence of another large size note from either of this bank's two titles until now. It isn't pretty, as it is heavily worn, soiled, and has a few edge splits at the top, but it is fully intact with no pieces missing and, of course, it is the only one available. Good-Very Good and very difficult to estimate, but if rarity and the demand likely from the many collectors from this state are any guide, our "guesstimate" here might prove to be conservative in the extreme.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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