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    Fort Smith, AR "Circus Poster" Layout $5 Brown Back

    Fort Smith, AR - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 469 The American NB Ch. # (S)3634
    An always in-demand note with a great "Circus Poster" bank title layout found only on early $5 Brown Backs. This piece is the Power collection specimen, and has been a source of pride for our consignor since he acquired it at that sale nine years ago. It also represents a very rare type for the state of Arkansas, as only a couple of dozen Brown Backs are known for all denominations. Fort Smith began as an outpost, with the original fort being built in 1817 and abandoned in 1824. Another fort followed in 1838. Fort Smith's most famous citizen was US District Judge Isaac Parker, known as "the hanging judge" for handing down eight death sentences in his first term with six criminals being hanged in one day. While PMG mentions an insignificant edge tear and a couple of rust specks as the reason for its net grade, they truly affect nothing and in no way detract from the wonderful overall appearance of this Very Fine 25 Net example that will be a highlight of the next collection it enters.
    From The Bob Cochran Collection


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    16th-22nd Wednesday-Tuesday
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