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ARKANSAS

2702 - ARKANSAS, $10, Arkansas Treasury Warrant, Negro carrying cotton basket, 1862, nice - very fine, trifle pinholes, nice and bright........................................SOLD

2703 - ARKANSAS, $10, Arkansas Treasury Warrant, Negro carrying cotton basket, May 1863, printed on verso of a $1000 bond, very fine, tiny pin holes restored, scarce...............................................$125.00

MISSOURI

2712 - MISSOURI, State of Missouri, $3.00, 1862, green overprint, Hunter to right, flags surround vignette, printed on the reverse of New Orleans exchange drafts. Very fine trimr to right border/left top......................................................SOLD

2713 - MISSOURI, Imprinted check issued from the Steamboat Hermann, 1852, paying a crew member for his work on the steamboat, not datelined but from St. Louis, built in 1848, weighed 194 tons, served the St. Louis - Pittsburgh route, collided with the Emma Watts in 1853, off all steamboat lists in 1857. Rare early financial steamboat check, blue paper..........................$25.00

MISSISSIPPI

2707 - MISSISSIPPI, $20.00, 1862, train vignette, Faith of the State red overprint, Indian to right, red XX overprint, green lace, F - VF....................$100.00  Very fine............$125.00

2708 - MISSISSIPPI, $50.00, 1862, Faith of the State overprint, train vignette, Indian to upper left, green lace, large blue 50 overprint, F - VF, scarcer issue......................$135.00

2709 - MISSISSIPPI, $50.00, 1862, Faith of the State overprint, train vignette, Indian to upper left, green lace, large blue 50 overprint, F - VF, scarcer issue......................$145.00

2710 - MISSISSIPPI, $50.00, 1862, Cotton pledged overprint in red, Negroes picking cotton, Indian to left, red 50, near very fine..................................................$95.00

2711 - MISSISSIPPI, $50.00, 1862, State of Mississippi, Negro on mule pulling wagon, Negro picking cotton, orange overprint, Jackson, MS. Very trifle corner tip restored, a very desirable example of this popular slave vignette note...............................................$350.00

4027 - MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA RAILROAD COMPANY, $5.00, 1837, Brandon, MS., excellent vignette of slaves loading cotton on a wagon. Also vignettes of Desoto and Indian chief, same vignette as the Confederate T-13 banknote. Very fine.............................$150.00

TENNESSEE

2721 - TENNESSEE, Bank of Tennessee, 10 cents, Nashville, TN, 1861, vignette of a train, very good - fine, Spanish Piece of Eight..................................................$69.00

60936 - FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF MEMPHIS, $1.00, April 1854, Farmer seated with plow, eagle to left, large red ONE overprint, one of the leading antebellum banks in the South, nice, very fine, bright...............................................$85.00

60937 - FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF MEMPHIS, $1.00, April 1854, Farmer seated with plow, eagle to left, large red BLUE overprint, one of the leading antebellum banks in the South, fine, light stains.............................................$85.00

60938 - FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF MEMPHIS, $5.00, March 1854, Indian princess, hunter and cherubs with United States gold coins in front, red FIVE overprint, very good.............................................$65.00     another nice, very fine....................................$85.00

60939 - FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF MEMPHIS, $5.00, May 1854, Indian princess, hunter and cherubs with United States gold coins in front, blue FIVE overprint, very fine, bold..............................$85.00


32311 - TENNESSEE, COUNTY POLK
, 25 cents, 1863, Benton, TN, AU nice, small train yellow paper................................................
$90.00
 


ALABAMA

2700 - ALABAMA, The State of Alabama, $5, 1864, Montgomery, slave overseer on horseback watching slaves working in the field, green FIVE overprint, a most popular slave vignette note, fine..........................................................$120.00


4028 - ALABAMA, $1.00, 1863, green overprint ONE, vignette of the capital in Montgomery, Crisp Unc., choice...............................................................$49.00

40920 - STATE OF ALABAMA, 1863, 50 Cents, blue 50 Cents overprint, State seal, un-circulated on crisp paper.........................................$40.00


40920A - STATE OF ALABAMA
, 1863, 25 Cents, Slave walking aside a cotton wagon, red overprint, un-circulated, crisp paper..................
$35.00

40921 - STATE OF ALABAMA, 1863, $1.00, State Capital at Montgomery, AL. Very good.......................................................$18.00

40923 - STATE OF ALABAMA, 1864, $10.00, Vignette of T. H. Watts of Alabama, green TEN overprint. Extremely fine, crisp paper...........................................$79.50


TEXAS

40929A - REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, SIGNED BY FRANCIS LUBBOCK WHO WAS CAPTURED WITH JEFFERSON DAVIS AS A COLONEL ON HIS STAFF, $100.00, dated at Houston 1837, signed by Francis Lubbock as Controller for the Republic of Texas. Lubbock was the 9th Governor of Texas elected in 1861. When Lubbock's term ended in 1863, he joined the Confederate Army and was appointed to a lieutenant colonel's position, serving under Major General John B. Magruder. By 1864, Lubbock was promoted to aide-de-camp for Jefferson Davis. Following the Confederacy's military collapse Lubbock fled from Richmond, Virginia with Davis. They were soon caught by Union troops in Georgia. He was imprisoned at Fort Delaware for eight months before being paroled. Extremely fine or better.....................................................................SOLD


FLORIDA

2704 - FLORIDA, The State of Florida, 50 cents, blue FIFTY overprint, red and black, John Milton Governor, 1863, crisp unc................................................SOLD

40919 - STATE OF FLORIDA, 50 Cents, 1863, attractive red and blue, signed by CSA Governor John Milton, crisp un-circulated condition........................................SOLD


NORTH CAROLINA


2714 - NORTH CAROLINA, 50 Cents, 1863, Raleigh, RED 50 CTS, sailing ship, crisp uncirculated.................................................$49.00


2715 - NORTH CAROLINA, $1.00, 1862, Raleigh, crisp uncirculated, bright note...................................................$49.00


2716 - NORTH CAROLINA, $3.00, 1863, two females, Raleigh, very fine.........................$85.00

2718 - NORTH CAROLINA, $20.00, 1863, red overprint TWENTY, Governor Zebulon Vance, beehive to right. Very fine +.........................................................$95.00


32305 - NORTH CAROLINA, BANK OF LEXINGTON
, $5.00, 1859, orange overprint, slave picking cotton, two maidens, same vignette as the CSA T-29 note, great slave bignette, very fine, bright color...............................
$79.00


40902 - LOT OF FIVE NORTH CAROLINA 1863 5 CENT NOTES
, a lot of five un-circulated 5 Cent North Carolina notes. Each has some edge damage, paper crisp and fresh..........................................
5 for $50.00


VIRGINIA


40715 - CITY OF RICHMOND, UNCUT SHEET OF 30 CENT NOTES
, 8" X 13" sheet of 4 uncut sheets of City Of Richmond 30 Cent notes, dated April 14th, 1862, all signed, in un-circulated condition. These were issued by the City of Richmond to help alleviate the shortage of small change which quickly became non-existent in the South by this time in 1862. An unusual denomination. Very scarce in sheet form.........................$295.00


32306 - VIRGINIA, MONTELLO BANK
, $2.00, 1861, Charlottesville, VA, sailing ship, Maiden, Hoyer & Ludwig Confederate printer, large 2 added, Very fine+, rare variety............................................
$125.00

VIRGINIA SCRIPT NOTES ISSUED DUE TO LACK OF SMALL CHANGE IN 1862

40913 - CITY OF RICHMOND, 1862, 50 CENTS, Issued by the City of Richmond due to the lack of small change in the Confederacy. Very Good - Fine..............................................................$20.00

40914 - CITY OF RICHMOND, 1862, 60 CENTS, Issued by the City of Richmond due to the lack of small change in the Confederacy. Extremely Fine +......................................$49.00

40915 - CITY OF RICHMOND, 1862, 75 CENTS, Issued by the City of Richmond due to the lack of small change in the Confederacy. Very Good - Fine...............................$20.00
Very fine +..................................................$45.00

40916 - CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, VA, 1862, $1.00, Virginia Amazon seal, 1862, Fine, another small denomination issue due to a lack of small change in the Confederacy. A scarcer issue....................................................................$39.00

40917 - STATE OF VIRGINIA, 1862, $1.00, Virginia Treasury note, Vignette of Governor Letcher, 1862, $1,00 issue. Crisp un-circulated, MINT......................................$45.00

40918 - STATE OF VIRGINIA, 1862, $5.00, Virginia Treasury Warrant, Virginia Amazon to right. Very fine..................................................$45.00                

71407 - STATE OF VIRGINIA, $10, 1861, Virginia Treasury note, Liberty standing left, large "10". About uncirculated with only the slightest trace of handling.........................$195.00

71408 - STATE OF VIRGINIA, $10, 1862, Virginia Treasury note, Liberty seated. "Water marked TEN". Crisp, uncirculated, bright green.............................$175.00


71409 - STATE OF VIRGINIA, $50
, 1862, Three females seated, orange L overprint. Crisp, uncirculated...........................
$195.00


GEORGIA


40924 - STATE OF GEORGIA
, 1862, $5.00, red block overprint lower, James Oglethorpe in center. Crisp un-circulated...........
$49.00

40925 - STATE OF GEORGIA, 1862, $10.00, ceres with grain, for the Western & Atlantic RR. Crisp un-circulated........................................$40.00

40925A - STATE OF GEORGIA, 1863, $10.00, minerva to left, seal within snake, red seal. Extremely fine - un-circulated choice.............................................$40.00

40926 - STATE OF GEORGIA, 1864, $10.00, state arms in snake, red seal, minerva to left, for dues of the Western & Atlantic RR. Crisp un-circulated........................................$45.00

40927 - STATE OF GEORGIA, 1864, $5.00, Moneta seated by a chest, green seal. Very good - Fine..........................................$20.00

61112 - THE STEAM ENGINE "GENERAL", THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE - THE ANDREW'S RAID, Often described as "The Great Locomotive Chase" when 22 Union Volunteers on the night of April 12th, 1862, went deep into Confederate Territory and captured a S engine named "THE GENERAL" belonging to the Western and Atlantic Railroad in Atlanta. The purpose of the raid was to cut the ties between Chattanooga and Marietta, GA. They headed north after the capture of the steam engine General and stopped every few miles to cut telegraph lines and lay ties on the tracks while heading to Chattanooga. They were pursued by the Confederates in the engine "TEXAS". The General ran out of fuel after about 90 miles and the raiders and their leader Andrews were captured. Andrews and seven others were executed in Atlanta, fourteen others were imprisoned. Eight escaped in October 1862 and the remaining were paroled in 1863. The six paroled were the first to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. The banknotes listed were issued by that railroad in 1862 in Atlanta. 25 cent note, very fine........................SOLD      Uncirculated...........................SOLD         50 cent note, uncirculated......................SOLD      $1.00 note, larger than others, uncirculated...................................SOLD


SOUTH CAROLINA

2719 - SOUTH CAROLINA, $10.00, Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston, 1855, Sailing ships, slaves working in cotton fields. Very fine..........................................$65.00

4029 - SOUTH CAROLINA, The Bank of South Carolina, 10 Cents, 1863, blue overprint, Palmetto Palm tree, Crisp Unc............................................................$55.00

4030 - SOUTH CAROLINA, The Bank of South Carolina, 25 Cents, 1863, blue overprint, Palmetto Palm tree, Crisp Unc............................................................$55.00

4031 - SOUTH CAROLINA, The Bank of South Carolina, 50 Cents, 1863, blue overprint, Palmetto Palm tree, Crisp Unc............................................................$55.00

4032 - SOUTH CAROLINA, The Bank of South Carolina, 75 Cents, 1863, blue overprint, Palmetto Palm tree, Crisp Unc.............................................................$55.00

4023 - SOUTH CAROLINA, The Bank of Chester, $5.00, 1858, Fantastic vignette of Cornwallis surrendering to Washington at Yorktown, red FIVE overprint. Very fine........................................................$150.00

5135 - A RARE $4.00 ANTEBELLUM NOTE WITH THE VIEW OF FORT MOULTRIE, Bank of the State of South Carolina. $4.00, 1855, Charleston, SC. Central view of Fort Moultrie, L. Cheves and Robert Hayne, antebellum South Carolina politicians small vignettes, F - VF CC. A rare $4.00 banknote with a great future Civil War battle site, catalogues $150.00, have three in stock.....................$125.00/each

40927A - STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1860, $1.00, Bank of Commerce at Savannah, Sailing ship, vignette of Negro boy holding a basket of cotton, ONE overprint in red. Signed by G. B. Lamar as President of the Bank Gazaway Bugg. Lamar was an investor and banker who became involved in securing supplies and funds to aid the Confederate cause in the Civil War. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities, he resided in New York as president of the Bank of the Republic. In 1861, he returned to Savannah to become head of the Bank of Commerce. He served as paymaster for Georgia troops, financial advisor to the Confederate government, and as head of the Importing and Exporting Company of Georgia, which was involved in blockade running. He was arrested and thrown in the Old Capital Prison in Washington as a suspect in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. After his release three months later, he tried to claim his cotton, which was stored at warehouses in Georgia and Florida, but was arrested for stealing government property and trying to bribe a government official. A military commission convicted him and he returned to prison for a short time. President Johnson finally commuted his sentence a few days before his term expired. Very good - fine condition...................................................$45.00

40929 - STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1872, CARPETBAGGER NOTE, $10.00, Columbia, SC. Large green overprinted note, train to left in oval, issued to relieve the state of any liability for the guarantee of the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company. Crisp Un-circulated. A beautiful note, catalogues $45.00, special...........................................$39.00

831 - SLAVE LEADING AN OXEN TEAM, Farmers Exchange Bank of Charleston, 1855. Popular vignette of a Slave with an oxen team. Fine..................................................$49.00


LOUISIANA

New Item 4013 - GENERAL P. G. T. BEAUREGARD, $20 State of Louisiana banknote 1863, issued at Shreveport, LA. Bust of Beauregard, red attractive overprint, very fine, just bought a small group with nice color, blue reverse, other than Jackson on the CSA $500 note, and Leonidas Polk on the State of LA. $50 note, this is the only Confederate general on a southern banknote.........................................................$125.00

2705 - LOUISIANA, $50, 1863, Shreveport, LA. Vignette of Confederate General Leonidas Polk, light green tint, very fine +................................................$165.00

2706 - LOUISIANA, $2.00, New Orleans Jackson & Great Northern RR, New Orleans 1861, large train vignette, printed on the verso of Port Gibson, Miss notes, Confederate Railroad early in the war, very fine +.....................................................$79.00

SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NOTES OF THE ANTEBELLUM PERIOD ISSUED FROM TWO FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS BANKS

40903 - "THE POOR MAN'S DIX NOTE", The Canal Bank of New Orleans, c 1860, $10.00. This beautiful note is known as the "Poor Man's DIX note" due to the denomination and the brilliant red color of the note. Another New Orleans bank, the Citizens Bank of New Orleans, printed a similar bright red $10 note that came to be known as the DIX note [French for 10]. That note today sells for $1200 in Un-circulated condition. The Canal Bank was another large antebellum bank in New Orleans. We offer a crisp un-circulated specimen at...............................................................$80.00 [It catalogues $95]


40904 - CANAL BANK OF NEW ORLEANS
, $5.00, c 1860, Four Maidens, Washington and Lafayette, New Orleans, crisp un-circulated condition...........................................
$40.00


40905 - CANAL BANK OF NEW ORLEANS
, $20.00, c 1860, Four Cherubs, Julian Poydras, crisp un-circulated condition................................................
$40.00


40906 - CANAL BANK OF NEW ORLEANS
, $50.00, c 1860, Large 50 with maiden, Jackson and Lafayette, crisp un-circulated condition.......................................
$45.00

40907 - CANAL BANK OF NEW ORLEANS, $100.00, c 1860, Sailor next to cotton bale, Ben Franklin and Washington, crisp un-circulated condition. A very scarce issue that catalogues $125, have two available.................................................$85.00/each


40908 - CITIZENS BANK OF LOUISIANA
, $5.00, c 1860, Farm scene, President Fillmore, in French and English, bright red reverse, crisp un-circulated condition.............................
$40.00

40909 - CITIZENS BANK OF LOUISIANA, $20.00, c 1860, Sailor with anchor, Branch at Shreveport, LA. Bi-lingual French and English, red reverse, crisp un-circulated condition, green overprint.........................................................$45.00


40910 - CITIZENS BANK OF LOUISIANA
, $20.00, Maiden with shield, c 1860, bi-lingual French and English, orange reverse, crisp un-circulated condition.........................................
$45.00

40911 - CITIZENS BANK OF LOUISIANA, $100.00, c 1860, Three females, Washington, Andrew Jackson, bi-lingual in French and English, crisp un-circulated, orange reverse. A most attractive note........................................$49.00

40912 - STATE OF LOUISIANA, $5.00, c 1862, vignette of the North and South in battle, Baton Rouge, LA, known as the "Lazy 5" note, near MINT crisp un-circulated, has great color........................$125.00



71412 - STATE OF LOUISIANA, $100
, 1863, Vignette of Confederate Governor Thomas Moore of Louisiana. Very fine +....................
$175.00

60609 - LOUISIANA, PARISH OF CADDO, $1.00 Parish Script, December 1862, Shreveport, LA. A very scarce Parish note seldom seen for sale under $1000! Very good with a triangular old repair to the left margin with a small piece from another note. A nice representative specimen and a reasonable price..............................$695.00

SPECIAL BUY

837 - CONFEDERATE NEWSPAPERS, Issues of 1861 from the New Orleans Delta and New Orleans Crescent. All multi-paged issues during the first year of the War. Some blemishes, but all decent examples and complete. Only........................................$65.00/each     LIMIT 5


Civil War Merchant Script Notes

60-546  CIVIL WAR STEAMBOAT NOTES, Key Port & Middletown Point Steamboat Co., Farmers and Merchant Bank, Middletown, NJ. 1862, vignette of steamboat (a) 5 cent note, circulated...................$30.00  (b) 25 cent note, circulated.................$30.00  (c) 50 cent note, circulated...................$35.00

60-547  SUMMIT COUNTY BANK, CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO, 1862, (a) 10 cent note, train vignette, circulated................$25.00  (b) 25 cent note, deer, circulated.................$30.00


CURRENCY FORCED BY GEN. BUTLER IN JUNE 1862 IN NEW ORLEANS

789 - BANK OF LOUISIANA $10.00, 1860, Two maidens, steamboat, stamped "Forced Issue". Extremely fine, strong stamp.....................................SOLD

790 - BANK OF LOUISIANA $20.00, 1862, Bank building, exceptional stamp "Forced Issue". Very fine - excellent fine, choice note, scarcer denomination................................SOLD

791 - BANK OF LOUISIANA $50.00, 1853, Seated figure on cotton bales, stamped "Forced Issue", very fine...........................................SOLD

792 - BANK OF LOUISIANA, $100, 1862, Two females seated, blue overprint 100. Extremely fine, a rare issue, stamped "Forced Issue".....................................SOLD

793 - BANK OF LOUISIANA, $100, 1856, Indian and train, stamped "Forced Issue", choice very fine, a rare issue of high denomination.................................SOLD

832 - CONFEDERATE RAILROAD SCARCE DENOMINATION, $1.50, 1861. The New Orleans Jackson & Great Northern Railroad. Large train vignette, very fine....................................SOLD


71410 - STATE OF LOUISIANA, $20
, 1863, Vignette of Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard, red op, very fine............................
SOLD

71411 - STATE OF LOUISIANA, $50, 1863, Vignette of Confederate General Leonidas Polk, very fine...........................SOLD      EF..................................SOLD

40928 - STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1872, CARPETBAGGER NOTE, $5.00, Columbia, SC. Large green overprinted note, train to left in oval, issued to relieve the state of any liability for the guarantee of the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company. Crisp Un-circulated. A beautiful note, catalogues $50.00, special........................................................SOLD


32307 - VIRGINIA, GRAYSON COUNTY
, 15 cent note, 1863, back print, very fine, a rare county....................................
SOLD


32308 - VIRGINIA, PATRICK COUNTY
, $1.00, 1863, printed on the reverse of North Carolina notes, extremely fine. Scarce..............................................
SOLD


71406 - NORTH CAROLINA, $50
, 1863, Vignette of Governor Zebulon Vance, red overprint, about EF, nice and crisp............................
SOLD

40922 - STATE OF ALABAMA, 1864, $5.00, Slave overseer on horseback, slaves in field green large FIVE overprint. Extremely fine, crisp paper, most popular.....................................SOLD

32310 - TENNESSEE, COUNTY OF BLOUNT
, $1.00, 1862, Maryville, TN, small train, yellow paper, crisp uncirculated...................................
SOLD

32309 - MISSISSIPPI, THE MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL RAILROAD, $3.00, 1862, Holly Springs, MS, train at center, red overprint, EF bright, Confederate Railroad...............................SOLD

60935 - CONFEDERATE MISSOURI, $2.00, January 1st, 1862, Jefferson City, Missouri, farmer with horses, printed in New Orleans by Malus, signed by Confederate Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson, a solid note, large TWO green overprint, very good.............................................SOLD

 

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