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The Civil War
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ALABAMA


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

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


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

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

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

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

ARKANSAS

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

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

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

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

LOUISIANA

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

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

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


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


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

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]


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

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

 

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

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

MISSISSIPPI

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

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

MISSOURI

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

NORTH CAROLINA


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 vignette, very fine, bright color...............................
$79.00


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


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


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

TENNESSEE

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

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


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

VIRGINIA


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


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


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

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

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

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


SOUTH CAROLINA

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


 

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