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    Hood River, OR- H.B. Nesbit - Hal's Tire Service $1 circa 1933 Shafer OR175-1
    The only example that we have seen of this most unusual currency item from the Great Depression. Appropriately for a tire shop, this "Good For $1 In Trade" scrip is on a rubber "planchet," with this piece being of the original thin variety. The face of the scrip labels it as a "Rubber Check" and the back proclaims, "AW! T Hell With The Depression." This scrip issuer is listed on page 219 of the Standard Catalog of Depression Scrip of the United States by Ralph A. Mitchell and Neil Shafer. The example in this lot is not graded. It is held in a Capital Plastics CH1 hard plastic holder and we urge the winning bidder not to open it. The scrip shows damage to the upper left corner and a small hole is in the vicinity. The right edge is missing and this also removed the last digit in the year date. A few small loose pieces are trapped within the Capital holder. Few of these notes were produced and, whether redeemed or not, they probably disintegrated in short order. If the note was complete, its size would be similar to that of a United States small size note. Nevertheless, the example in this lot is a great item that stands out in any collection. A scan of this note can be seen on our website.

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    September, 2017
    6th-12th Wednesday-Tuesday
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