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    Rare and Impressive Bridge Company of Augusta Proof

    Augusta, GA - Bridge Company of Augusta $10 18__ GA-45 G22 Proof PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    This former Newman Collection example is a stunning India paper proof engraved and printed by Leney & Rollinson with a custom vignette for the bank series. A fierce looking eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch flies above the bridge in the top center vignette. Tollbooths and gatekeepers are at either end to allow passengers entry. Bookending the vignette and obligation are the shimmering moiré patterns providing the background for the end panels with TEN perpendicular at the left. The type is reversed out for a white on black effect while at right, the denomination is black on white and slanted. Proofs from the series are rare, with the Alan Dorris Collection having only two proof denominations, a $5 and a $20. They both realized over $1,000 in the January 2015 FUN auction. The handling is faint and the printing clarity exceptional. This is one of the most striking engravings from the 1815-1822 imprints. Most proofs observed from this imprint have faults or mounting remnants. Condition-wise a superior example. Ex Newman Internet Part 1 sale at $1,292.50. An expressive type from this distinctive and early imprint.


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    March, 2020
    17th Tuesday
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