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    Lovely Bowdoinham, ME $10 1882 Brown Back

    Bowdoinham, ME - $10 1882 Brown Back Fr. 480 The National Village Bank Ch. # 944
    An exceptionally rare bank which issued First Charters and Brown Backs only before closing in 1890. Depending on what census you favor, either one or two examples are listed, but this new to the census piece is unquestionably the finest known and the first example from this bank to be offered at public sale in two decades. It comes with an old newspaper article which PMG has slabbed in the note's custom holder detailing its reason for survival, having been found in circulation by a Mr. Harold Adams of Portland, Maine. Mr. Adams noted the signature of the cashier, H.P. Kendall, and turned the note over to Mr. Kendall's brother, W.B. Kendall. The article notes that the bill "was in a fine state of preservation," and it certainly is, having been graded Very Fine 25 Net by PMG, with a couple of painted over rust repairs. Any estimate here is simply a guess, but those who appreciate real rarity will probably drive the price here to the level of...

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    August, 2010
    11th-16th Wednesday-Monday
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