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    Rare & Beautiful $5 Brown Back Signed by Ellis H. Roberts as President

    New York, NY - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 472 The Franklin NB Ch. # 4855
    A gorgeous note which is one of just three examples known from this short lived New York City bank which issued Brown Backs only during his brief tenure which lasted only six years before the bank closed in 1899. This note bears the familiar signature of Ellis H. Roberts as President, a position which he held until he was appointed Treasurer of the United States on July 1, 1897. A former editor and proprietor of the Utica Morning Herald from 1851 through 1889, Roberts was a staunch Republican, serving as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1864, 1868, and 1876, and was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1866 through 1868 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1871 through 1875. Roberts served as Treasurer of the United States until his resignation in 1905, when he returned to the banking world. The note offered here is a simply lovely Brown Back with great color, originality, and eye appeal. Extremely Fine+, and worth whatever it brings tonight, which likely will be in the range of...


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    January, 2009
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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