Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Here's the eBay description: Mexia, TX - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 467 The First NB Ch. # 3014 We are pleased to have this rarity in our hands again. Previously it was part of our 2006 Central States Signature Auction where it was described, "This note represents a true miracle of survival, coming from a bank which issued Brown Backs, Red Seals and Date Backs only before liquidating early in 1919. Just two other examples are known from here, both of which are $50 Brown Backs, one ensconced perhaps forever in the Philpott/Moody Foundation holdings, and the other a damaged and heavily repaired specimen last seen in 2001, when it was offered by Heritage as part of the Ivy collection. This piece is an unmolested, pen signed Fine-Very Fine, with its only minor detractions some splits at the folds and a few pinholes."
Friday, November 16, 2007
Here's the eBay description: Mexia, TX - $20 1929 Ty. 1 The City NB Ch. # 11964 We have seen a small size note in a lesser grade on this bank go for over $1000. There are only 9 small size notes in the census and that does not include this piece. Cashier David Murphy and President Blake Smith teamed up in the 1920s to run this bank.