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    Yellville, AR- James H. Berry $1 July 5, 1862 Rothert 710-3 PMG Very Fine 25.
    James H. Berry is listed as a dry goods merchant in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records for Yellville. This note features a portrait of CSA President Jefferson Davis, suggesting that Berry was not an ardent Union supporter. Ironically his residence was later used as a hospital and horse stable by Union troops. Your cataloger suspects that these notes were quickly and quietly spirited away to some very secure hiding place. Most of the town was burned to the ground during the war with the Berry House one of the few surviving structures. This note, making its third public auction appearance, is the plate note in Rothert's state catalog and is the only example we have been privileged to offer in the last two decades. PMG notes evidence of previous mounting.


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    May, 2019
    30th Thursday
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