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    Dynamically Rendered Boston Occupational Title- Ex Newman

    Boston, MA- Shoe & Leather Dealers Bank $20 Sept. 1, 1863 G12b
    This is a very rare (SENC in Haxby), high grade and dynamically engraved type that was first sold in the Newman Collection Part VI sale. Most notes collected by Eric P. Newman to this day feature something distinctive or relevant to history, economics or the American experience as illustrated on this note. Occupational titles have been collected traditionally by National Banknote collectors for decades, but not as actively by Obsolete note collectors. The imprint is only the small "ABNCo" monogram and the note is issued and dated late in 1863. The initial plate was engraved much earlier by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, and exhibits an early 1840s style of vignettes. This spectacular type combines an occupational title with a custom engraved, extremely wide view of an active wharf scene with a warehouse to the left and ships being loaded at the right. There are men working in different roles too numerous to mention. At the left is an Indian and at the right, an eagle. Across the center is a vibrant red protector TWENTY. The note was fully issued, cancelled with some small punch holes in the signatures upon redemption, and saved. The Apparent designation might be a bit harsh as they mention the "Minor Rust Stains on Back," which do not show to the bright face, making this example appear much superior to its technical grade. This originally realized $2,585 as lot 19120 in the cited Newman Part VI auction in April, 2015. PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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