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    Excessively Rare Winn Parish $3

    Winnfield, LA- Parish of Winn $3 Oct. 8, 1862
    A magnificent Parish note that might well be as rare as any Louisiana Parish example we have ever had to offer. This north-central Parish was the last Parish formed prior to the Civil War, and contained few inhabitants and no communities of any substance. The only notes we can trace from this Parish were offered back in the extensive R.M. Smythe Parish collection sale of November, 1991, which contained two Winn Parish issues, a $3 and a $10. The $3 was described as "G-VG, tape stains, a long horizontal split strip repaired on the back, with back hinges and mounting remnants. Excessively Rare."Despite its appearance and its numerous problems, that note realized $460 against a $300 estimate seventeen years ago. Since that time neither the Schingoethe holdings, nor the Rareshide collection, nor the "Collection of a Southern Gentleman" contained even one example from Winn Parish. The note offered here is a problem free Very Fine, with clear signatures and a great appearance. With Southern obsolete rarities finally bringing prices commensurate with their true scarcity, it would not surprise us at all to see the hammer fall on this great item in the range of...

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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