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    Washington, NC - $20 1902 Plain Back Fr. 657 The First NB Ch. # 4997
    An otherwise Fine note with widely scattered oxidation inclusions being the only real distractions. From the only issuing bank in the entire county, this piece comes to the collecting community as one of but nine large survivors from here documented by Kelly. This locale asserts to be the first town named in honor of George Washington and was a center of contention between Union and aggressor forces during the Civil War, with much of the town devastated by a fire on April 30, 1864 set by Federal troops to destroy naval stores whose capture was threatened by superior Rebel forces. The town was rebuilt, only to again be devastated by a major conflagration on September 3, 1900. The Washington Historic Preservation District encompasses in excess of 600 buildings and is a major tourist attraction. The note offered tonight comes from an area with a rich historical heritage and because of its scarcity will likely sell in the range of ....


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2004
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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