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    San Juan, PR- Charlie's Advertising Note
    This becomes just the second note we have seen from Puerto Rico and offers the second opportunity for collectors to obtain anything even resembling an obsolete note from this island location. This is a full size piece which is quite ornately printed in black, blue, green, red and yellow. It is mentioned in the book The Obsolete Casino Chips of Puerto Rico from the Albert T. Rollins Collection published by George T. Davis in 2002. That book notes "The currency pictured below [this note] is part of the colorful history of the Casino Camuy. It is alleged that this $2 bill would bring the purchaser the services of a white prostitute upstairs at Charlie's. Note the inscription of the bill: GOOD FOR A WHITE STACK, convex mirror, club rooms upstairs, the finest liquors and cigars. In 2008, we sold what was believed to be the only surviving example of a note of this type for $1380. This piece, which also carries serial number 00007, is graded PMG Choice Fine 15 Net for splits.


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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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