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    Santa Claus Vignette

    Conway, MA- Conway Bank $20 Sep. 12,1854 as G12a Proof PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    The bank was incorporated in 1854 and remained in business until 1865 when it became the Conway National Bank. The $20 is, by far, the most popular note from this bank thanks to the large center vignette (Durand Type III) of Santa Claus swooping over a rooftop in his sleigh pulled by reindeer. The Jolly Old Elf is flanked by vignettes of a Native American warrior and a tall bridge. The note is printed on India paper mounted on cardstock with the usual POCs in the signature lines. Although seven notes of this variety (with no red protector) appeared in the 1990 ABNCo Archives sale, a number suffered impairments of varying degrees. This is, by far, one of the finest examples and comes with a great pedigree having once been part of the Roger H. Durand Collection and having served as the plate note in his Christmas book. Most sources agree that the surviving Proof population is right at seven notes.
    From the Charles R. Pease, Jr. Collection, Part II


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