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    Cleveland, OH- The Cleveland Book Bindery $1 (2) Wolka 0718-01
    These advertising notes have a most interesting story. Issued by the Cleveland Book Bindery, they were designed to closely mimic the $1 State Bank of Ohio issues which enjoyed widespread acceptance at the time. "STATE BANK OF OHIO" appears prominently on the note and both the left and right ends are close approximations of the genuine note. The advertising note even has a red back like the State Bank of Ohio notes. A later version substituted a green back for the red. Published stories ca. 1861-62 confirm that some illiterate members of the public accepted these advertising notes over legitimate bank notes because they were familiar with the design. Some even thought that the second design with the green back was a U.S. government note and accepted it on that basis. The notes each grade Fine-Very Fine.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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