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    Unique Albany Red Seal

    Albany, OR - $20 1902 Red Seal Fr. 639 The First NB Ch. # (P)2928
    The new Kelly Red Seal census confirms what National Bank Note collectors have long observed, which is that Oregon Red Seals are rare items indeed. The census puts the number of known Red Seals from here at just twelve pieces, five of which are from Baker City and three of which are from Portland. This compares with 24 red seals reported for South Dakota, 12 for Idaho, and 16 for neighboring Washington. Even Nevada came in with more reported Red Seals, with the total there standing at 13. This piece is new to the census, as are many of the Gibson examples, and is the only Red Seal known from this very tough bank. Bright pen signed Fine-Very Fine, a perfectly natural rarity certain to delight its fortunate new owner.
    Obtained in a trade with fellow Oregon collector Richard Dreger in February, 2003, the last note added to the Gibson holdings.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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