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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) B.A. Fahnestock’s Plate

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) B.A. Fahnestock’s Plate

B.A. Fahnestock is known for one of the era’s pervasive cure-alls known as “B. A. Fahnestock’s Celebrated Vermifuge.” The bottom of the vignette states that it was designed and engraved by Rowdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, which by 1858 had merged with seven other companies to form the American Bank Note Company. The top of the vignette states that it was produced in 1849. This may have been made as part of a label for any number of products and the portrait in upper center is likely that of Fahnestock. The steel plate is approximately 8 x 6-1/4 inches with many roughed out markings on the reverse. It includes the original paper envelope with V42141 written in bold, red ink as well as other markings in pencil and red ink. An image of the plate as it might produce an image (not included in this sale) is shown at bottom.

 

Priced at: $460.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company Stock Certificate

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company Stock Certificate

The Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company was chartered in 1859 and grew steadily to over 12,000 miles of track within seven states in the 1970s. Following the sale of the railway to its employees in 1972 the term “Employee Owned” was added to its literature and logo. Union Pacific Railroad purchased the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company in 1995. This enormous steel plate measures approximately 11 x 6-1/2 inches, is a medium grey color and has several small indents (reminiscent of a ball peen hammer) in each corner. The reverse has many hatch marks and S58905 impressed in one corner. The plate is for common capital stock valued at $100 each. An image of the plate as it might produce an image (not included in this sale) is shown at bottom.

 

Priced at: $345.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) John Frederick Hartranft (1830-1889) Portrait Vignette

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) John Frederick Hartranft (1830-1889) Portrait Vignette

John F. Hartranft was Governor of Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1879, but may be best known for winning the Congressional Medal of Honor, in 1886, for his part in the First Battle of Bull Run where he appeared as a volunteer after his active service period had expired. His political agenda included such radical ideas as greater racial equality and worker’s rights as well as attempting to minimize political corruption. The steel plate is approximately 2-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches, is light grey in color with minimal hatching on the reverse along with the mark of John Sellers. Included is the original paper envelope with V45095 written in bold, red ink as well as other red ink marking. Additionally, proof impressions on two pages of white stock paper, both with pencil notations, and a proof room index card accompany the plate and envelope. The proof room index card indicates John Bannister was the engraver and that it was approved in April, 1877.

 

Priced at: $230.00

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

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.

 

Priced at: $290.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) New England Bank Note Co. Title

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) New England Bank Note Co. Title

The New England Bank Note Company was formed in 1833 and joined forces with Rowdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson in 1847, having offices in New York, Boston, Cincinnati, New Orleans and Montreal before the combined firm merged with seven other like-minded firms in 1858 to form the American Bank Note Company. This particular plate is copper and approximately 7-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches with beveled edges and deeper edge color showing brighter central orange color. The reverse shows some tooling marks. Included is the original paper wrapper with an affixed paper imprint of the plate and 383 written in bold black or brown ink.

 

Priced at: $575.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) ONE Plate

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) ONE Plate

An unusual plate with the word ONE repeated 648-times in 24-columns of 27-repeats each. The copper plate is approximately 9-1/4 x 4 inches with violet and orange highlights throughout. The reverse is deeper in color with some grooves, but otherwise unmarked. The original paper envelope is included with a green impression affixed and the number 380 written boldly in black or brown ink.

 

Priced at: $325.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Robert Lucas (1781-1853) Portrait Vignette

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Robert Lucas (1781-1853) Portrait Vignette

Robert Lucas was a Brigadier General, first as the Speaker of the Ohio State Senate, President of the first Democratic National Convention and Governor of the State of Ohio serving between 1832 and 1836; he was later appointed as the first Governor of the Iowa Territory in 1838. This steel plate is approximately 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches with a bold, stern facing portrait, which makes him appear to be the missing sibling to Zachary Taylor and Andrew Jackson, within oval frame and ornamentation. It is a typical steel grey color with minor handling marks and marked John Sellers on the reverse. The original paper envelope is included and has V46943 written in bold, red ink as well as No. 18 in black ink below. Included is a proof impression on white stock paper with notations in pencil and red ink as well as a proof room index card from ABNCo that records the identity of the engraver as James Bannister.

 

Priced at: $205.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) The World in a Pocket Book Page

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) The World in a Pocket Book Page

The 1849 edition of this publication, which matches the date on the bottom of this plate, was essentially a world almanac and could be had in a hardcover edition of 203-pages and published by George S. Appleton. The title appears above an angel (Fame?) blowing trumpet with flags, globe and eagle amidst clouds. Below is the date along with Appleton’s name and address. The approximately 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch steel plate has many fine hairlines and pre-dates the formation of the American Bank Note Company (1858). Included is the original paper envelope with notations and image affixed. The mark of JB Keim Philadelphia is on the reverse.

 

Priced at: $555.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) Portrait Vignette & Banquet Announcement

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) Portrait Vignette & Banquet Announcement

Highly polished, silvery PL-steel plate approximately 7-3/4 x 4-1/2 inches with reverse marked 1446 and also having many small markings on the reverse. The portrait is large, yet the announcement has many lines of text relating to Grant and his achievements. It announces the 69th birth anniversary to be held at Delmonico’s in New York City.

 

Priced at: $635.00

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Five Hundred Thousand Dollar Currency Strap For $5,000 Gold Certificates

Five Hundred Thousand Dollar Currency Strap For $5,000 Gold Certificates

The five-thousand dollar denomination was never a commonly printed bill within the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In fact, the denomination as a gold certificate was only printed over the course of five series of notes, which include the dates of 1865, 1870, 1882 and 1888 for large size notes and 1928 for small size notes. This strap uses a typeface consistent with those used in the latter portion of the 1800s and would have been wrapped around one hundred of these gold certificates. The strap itself is decorated with a pair of double boxes containing a repeating petal-type motif.

 

Priced at: $1,600.00

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One Million Dollar Currency Strap For $10,000 Notes

One Million Dollar Currency Strap For $10,000 Notes

Over the years there were various types of ten-thousand dollar notes produced by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These include large size notes from the legal tender, Federal Reserve and gold certificate series as well as small size notes from the Federal Reserve and gold certificate series. The typeface is consistent with usage in the late nineteenth century, but is not conclusive for that time period. The strap itself is decorated with a pair of double boxes containing a repeating petal-type motif.

 

Priced at: $1,600.00

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One Million Dollar Currency Strap For $10,000 Notes Dated February 29, 1904

One Million Dollar Currency Strap For $10,000 Notes Dated February 29, 1904

Over the years there were various types of ten-thousand dollar notes produced by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These include large size notes from the legal tender, Federal Reserve and gold certificate series as well as small size notes from the Federal Reserve and gold certificate series. The typeface is consistent with usage in the late nineteenth century, but is not conclusive for that time period. However, the date stamped on the strap indicates that the currency within would have had to have been the 1878 legal tender issue or any one of the six gold certificate issues. Given the fact that the strap is not listed as containing gold certificates, it might be assumed that it was used for the 1878 legal tender issue featuring Andrew Jackson. It is believed that all notes of this issue have been redeemed. The strap itself is decorated with a pair of double boxes containing a repeating petal-type motif.

 

Priced at: $1,600.00

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Contact Information

Numismatic Americana Incorporated
P.O. Box 608
Chester, NJ 07930

William Shamhart, Jr.
Phone: 1-908-962-1500
email: Bill@numismaticamericana.com

Notes on Our Next Show

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
Table 511
October 30-November 2, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

If you have items to SELL please stop by our table and we will be happy to discuss purchasing them

We will also have many items with us for you to view. If you are looking for anything in particular, or have an interest in anything on our website, please email or give us a call, prior to the show and we will make sure we bring this item for you to view.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Show Schedule

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
Table 511
October 30-November 2, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Coin Expo
November 8, 2014
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Allentown, PA

58th Money Show of the Southwest
December 4-6, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

FUN 60th Annual Convention
January 8-11, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

National Money Show
March 5-7, 2015
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Central States Numismatic Society
April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

Colorado Springs Coin Show
June 25-28, 2015
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
Colorado Springs, CO