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    Unique Portsmouth Iron Works Issue

    Portsmouth, OH- The Portsmouth Iron Works $5 ?, 1860 Wolka-UNL
    The Portsmouth Iron Works was organized in 1831 and consisted of a rolling and slitting mill that produced boiler plates, sheet iron, bar iron, rivets, cut nails, and castings. It operated under this name until sold in the late 1830s or early 1840s. The filled in date and signature are believed to be contemporary but fictitious. This note, which is the only example of any kind known on the issuer, grades Very Good with a large piece missing from the left margin, a mended tear that extends through the central vignette, and a missing upper right corner tip. Having said all that, the big question to ask is "when, if ever, might you see another example, yet alone one in better condition?"
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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    September, 2014
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