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    Haxby Plate Note

    Lawrence, MA- Bay State Bank $3 18__ G6 Proof PMG Choice About Unc 58.
    The Bay State Bank opened in 1847 and became the Bay State National Bank of Lawrence (Ch. 1014) in 1865. This note has an excellent vignette of the Massachusetts Coat of Arms at left and a difficult to counterfeit medallion head at right. The center vignette depicts to ironworkers fabricating a large part. The note is printed on India paper mounted on card with edge damage primarily confined to small missing pieces in the lower margin and top left corner plus a long tear that extends from the top right of center margin down to the "N" in "BANK". The style of edge mounting suggests that this proof could date back to Alexandre Vattemare. We know that Haxby had access to the Vattemare holdings in the 1980s which would explain its listing and illustration in Haxby's catalog as a proof.
    From the Charles R. Pease, Jr. Collection

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