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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Joseph Schlitz (1831-1875) Portrait Vignette

Joseph Schlitz, a German-American immigrant born in Germany, married the widow of the founder of the Krug Brewery and renamed it the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. He expanded the company’s profile and was lost at sea in 1875. This plate is approximately 3-1/2 x 3 inches and made of steel that is an even, light grey color. The reverse of the plate is essentially devoid of markings. Also included is the original paper envelope with V46 written in bold, red ink. The remainder of the identification number has been torn off the envelope. Written beneath this in black, cursive ink is Jos. Schlitz and No. 472. Included is a proof impression on white stock paper with copious pencil notes as well as a proof room index card from ABNCo that show Rice as the engraver and that the plate was approved in December, 1876 to be used for checks.


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