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    St. Louis, MO- Junction Mills at W.H. Gumersell & Co. $1 May ?, 1875 PMG Very Fine 20.
    It is a bit difficult to sort out the specifics of this rare Missouri scrip note. Junction Mills, based on the striking back design, was apparently in the lumber business. The note was payable at W.H. Gumersell & Co. in St. Louis. According to an 1875 business directory, Gumersell was involved in selling laces and embroideries. By 1885 Gumersell was listed as a Dry Goods business that had failed in 1884-85. While there are several possible scenarios, your cataloger's best guess is that the lumber business was probably owned by Gumersell. The note depicts a surveying crew on the face and an expansive view of a sawmill on the back. PMG mentions that the note has been pen cancelled (neatly on the face) and has splits none of which appear to be too serious.


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