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    Philadelphia, PA- Tanner, Kearny & Tiebout Advertising Note ND (CA. 1817-1822) PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
    This three-partner imprint was very short-lived, but in that period the firm engraved and printed some beautiful banknotes. The imprint itself is a bit enigmatic. The firm did not merge with another banknote engraving firm, which was common practice. Instead, its three principals went into independent pursuits when the trio dissolved the business in approximately 1820. Benjamin Tanner may have studied with Peter Maverick and created some large plate engravings of War of 1812 scenes. Francis Kearny, supposedly the nephew of hero Commodore Lawrence, went back into private engraving in 1820. Cornelius Tiebout studied in London with James Heath. However, his lucrative income from engraving was squandered in land speculations in Kentucky after relocating there. The center vignette on this piece depicts a seated maiden holding a ribbon with the Latin motto Speramus placere (we hope to please) flanked by two oval counters with T.K. &T. (Tanner, Kearny & Tiebout) and B.N.E. (Bank Note Engravers). Rarely encountered, in choice condition, and one of the earliest engraving company sample notes known.

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