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    Only Reported Proof of this Variety

    Pittsfield, MA- Pittsfield Bank $20 June 1, 1857 G20a Proof
    There are several varieties of this denomination, with this example the variety with a Baldwin, Adams & Co. imprint and a red XX overprint. This beautifully printed Proof, graded PCGS Choice New 63PPQ is mounted on cardstock and displays four small POCs. The portrait at lower right is that of Lemuel Pomeroy (1778-1849). Pomeroy was a very skilled blacksmith who produced a wide variety of products and was very involved in the town's affairs. In operation from 1853-65 as this banking entity, it became the Pittsfield National Bank, charter number 1260. The Santa Type III design is found at top center. This is the only reported example of this Proof, making it one of the highlights of the Durand Santa Claus holdings.
    From The Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Collection

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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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