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Colonial Rhode Island Six Shillings Note

Colonial Rhode Island 6 shilling note. Fr# RI-296. 1786. UNC. Nice margins and a bold printing.
Catalog: # AM-3601
State: Rhode Island
Topic: Colonial Currency
Price: $275.00

Confederate Imprint: General Orders Detailing The Disposition Of Dead Soldiers Clothing

General Orders No. 63. 5 ¼” x 7 ¾”. Self cover. Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. Richmond, August 6, 1864: “All detailed men will report to, and be commanded by the generals of reserves in the states to which they respectively belong, who will organize them into companies and regiments.” The order details revisions and revocation of other orders and amends General Orders No. 49 concerning the disposition of dead soldiers clothing; “Surgeons in charge of hospitals will have the military clothing of deceased soldiers washed before turning it over to the quartermaster for reissue. The appraisement of such clothing will not exceed the prices established in General Orders.” Signed in type by Samuel Cooper. Couple of small binding holes at left. Very Fine
Catalog: # AA-0202
State: Virginia
Topic: Civil War
Price: $475.00

Confederate Postal Department Contractor’s Agreement And Schedule

Partially Printed Document. Two pages, 8 1/2”x 13 7/8. Confederate States of American Post Office Department, Contract Bureau. August 22, 1863. The document lists L.D. McMakin as the contractor for Mail Route # 1966 from Spartanburg to Morrittsville, [?] South Carolina. It also lists the route’s schedule and provides printed instructions regarding the Postmaster’s responsibility as regards contractors.
Even with able administrators such as Postmaster General John Reagan, the postal service of the Confederate States of America found itself continually interrupted by Northern blockades and the invading Union Army. Prior to his appointment to this troubled organization, L.D. McMakin had served as a corporal in the Third South Carolina Reserves. A nice piece of Confederate postal history. Some paper loss at center fold. Else Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0087
Topic: Confederate & Southern States
Price: $850.00

Connecticut Courant

[Newspaper]. 4 pages. Monday, December 8, 1799. An unusual edition of the well known Connecticut Courant printed by Hudson and Goodwin in that the entire front page of the paper displays an advertisement for Hudson and Goodwin’s books. “Hudson and Goodwin have for sale at their store opposite the North Meeting House, Hartford, the following books, which they have lately received from London, Dublin and elsewhere.” A wide variety of books in many topical interest areas such as medicine, poetry, divinity, arts and sciences and many others are included as well as writing papers, account books, etc. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AA-0215
State: Connecticut
Topic: Newspapers
Price: $225.00

Cooper Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon Pay Order

December 31, 1863.. A colorful partly printed pay order depicting an American Flag printed with the words “Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon” The order is to Mr. A. M. Simpson, Treas. of Cooper Shop Vol. Ref. Saloon to pay “Mrs. Davis, Four 50/100.” The Cooper Union was formed to provide support in the form of meals, clothing, newspapers and other essentials to Union troops as they were passing through Philadelphia to and from the South. Extremely fine.
Catalog: # AA-0200
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Civil War
Price: $49.00

Devoe's Brilliant Oil Works, Brooklyn

A colorful printed advertising card measuring 9 3/4" x 5 1/2". Detailed depiction of the company's factories. At bottom left and right are various containers in which Devoe's oil was transported. The verso of the advertisement offers a description of the oil works as well as the company's product. Printed by Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, New York. Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0154
Topic: Advertising
Price: $90.00

Early Group Of Extension Of Bank Charters

1829, New York. 8 1/2” X 13 1/2”. Early 7 piece group of printed acts to extend bank charters in New York state in 1829. The acts are for the following banks; Bank of Columbia, Bank of Utica, Bank of Auburn, Bank of Newburgh, Middle District Bank, Bank of Genesee and Butchers and Drovers’ Bank, Nice early banking related memorabilia.
Catalog: # AA-0102
Topic: Financial
Price: $250.00

Exceptionally Graphic Early Maritime Membership Certificate

Printed Document. One page, 41” x 30”. Black. Vignette of Charity and three children at top center. Detailed vignette of numerous pilot boats and other vessels at the entrance to New York Harbor. Designed and Engraved by Hoogland. The document serves to certify membership in the Pilots’ Charitable Society. Incorporated in 1817, the Pilots’ Charitable Society of New York sought to provide financial assistance to those pilots prevented from working due to age, sickness or any other cause (with the exception of drunkenness). In addition, it also provided financial support for the burial of members and the subsequent care of their widows and young children. Paper loss at edges, not affecting image or text. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0067
Price: $400.00

Faux Gold Facsimile Of A Liberty Head Gold Piece

Faux gold facsimile of a Liberty Head Gold piece. 1 ¾” in diameter. Reserve reads “Views of Boston.” Coin opens to reveal an accordion fold series of 18 Boston landmarks and identifies Rand McNally & Co., Chicago as the coin’s manufacturer. Some minor edge wear, minor edge separation and color loss. Else Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0237
State: Massachusetts
Price: $245.00

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