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    Rare Tempe Large Size Note-Tied for Finest Known

    Tempe, AZ - $10 1902 Plain Back Fr. 633 The Tempe NB Ch. # 5720
    A wonderful note from Tempe's only issuing bank, and a great Arizona rarity as well. The census from here stands at just one Territorial note and five state issue pieces, with this example fully equal to the Territorial and far superior to any of the other reported state issue Blue Seals. The paper is bright white, the ink colors exceptionally vivid, and the purple signatures are bold and vibrant. Arizona notes like this are simply not available at any price these days, and this piece, coming from a bank with but $650 outstanding in large size, might well be the best Arizona note available all year. Hard to evaluate, but if rarity, demand and desirability are any guide, our estimate here might well appear conservative by the end of the evening. Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with the top trimmed just a bit close.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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