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Stack's to feature obsolete, Colonial

Colonial Currency and broken bank notes comprise a Stack's auction to be held Oct. 4 in conjunction with Whitman's Atlantic show.
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Colonial Currency and broken bank notes comprise a Stack?s auction to be held Oct. 4 in conjunction with Whitman?s Atlanta show.

The notes hail from the John J. Ford Jr. collection, this sale being Part XV in Stack?s continuing series of Ford sales.

This single-session sale features notes of the theme ?Paper Currency of the American Conflicts ? 1775 to 1865.?

Highlighting notes from the Revolutionary War period and Civil War era will be given expanded treatment in specially researched and cataloged sections of the catalog.

More than 500 lots of rare Colonial and Continental American currency are planned for this sale. Notes from the Revolutionary period from all colonies will be included, with emphasis on the Southern colonies of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Georgia color seal notes from the F.C.C. Boyd core collection will also be sold.

Halifax-issue notes with animal vignettes and patriotic themes from North Carolina, as well as South Carolina Coram-printed issues and Virginia rarities such as the ?Clothing for the Army? series will cross the block.

A section of 1780 Acts for the ?Guaranteed by the United States? issue will be sold with rare issues from New York and Pennsylvania highlighted.

Also to be offered will be Continental Currency issued by the first Congress.
Obsolete notes in the second portion of the sale center on Civil War emergency currencies necessitated by the shortage of small change after the outbreak of Civil War hostilities in April 1861.

Merchant and municipal notes from the North and the South will be included.
Most of these notes are from the old inventories of the New Netherlands Coin Co. and Wayte Raymond, representing many notes never seen before by collectors, Stack?s catalogers said.

Among lots will be an 1865 State of Florida $50 Treasury Note, a Fort Plain, N.Y., $10 proof and a Civil War-era three-cent scrip note from Virginia?s Blue Ridge Turnpike Co.

For more information, or to order sale catalogs, contact Stack?s, 123 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019; telephone (212) 582-2580; fax (212) 245-5018; e-mail Web site is

The Atlanta Show, sponsored by Whitman Coin & Collectibles Atlanta Expo, will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. For show or booth information, visit Web site or call David Crenshaw at (404) 214-4373.