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    Enigmatic Redwing Bank Payable at Boston

    Lawrence, KS - Redwing Bank-pay at my Office 25 Market St., Boston $2 April 18, 1857 KS-45 G4a Whitfield-242. Remainder. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    An enigmatic issue engraved by Wellstood, Hay, & Whiting, New York & Boston, and portraying itself as a "banknote." The obligation contains "I promise to pay..." and, though purporting to be a Kansas note, a trip to Boston was necessary for payment. At the center, a demure woman in a small circle; lower left, a man with plow horses; lower right, an Indian huntsman. The engraved red-orange color back shows outlined TWO in the center. Steven Whitfield rated all denominations from this series as Rarity-7 types, but like the Lawrence Bank notes, that might be liberal and a Rarity-6 rating might be more accurate. This is a sharp-looking, clean example, and well above the norm for the few we have encountered.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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