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E. & C. Starr Security 'Five Dollars' Test Note

From Stack's January 2006 Auction, Session 1 on Jan 16, 2006

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Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The Americana Sale U. S. Paper Currency United States Obsolete Currency

E. & C. Starr Security 'Five Dollars' Test Note. A. New York, NY. February 10, 1824. Thick paper ''Proof''....E. & C. Starr Security 'Five Dollars' Test Note. A. New York, NY. February 10, 1824. Thick paper ''Proof''. Executed by E.C. Starr. An advertising-test note using across the center, the title 'MECHANICS BANK in the CITY of NEW YORK' with continuing text 'promise not to pay ____ or Bearer on demand.' The entire frame in red and green color concealing text and with different corner counters. Over the titles, an eagle with curved lathe detail and 'PUBLIC SECURITY CONTEMPLATED' in red color. At the left panel is 'NEW YORK'. At the right panel, 'MECHANICS BANK/FIFTY DOLLARS.'

An unusual note and quite rare. This example is one of the finer we have seen and on par with the Ford X note (lot 4117, May, 2005 Sale). The colors are striking. Not much is known of Starr except the existence of this ''note''. A great classic in the security printing field with less than a dozen known in our estimation.

Lot # 1273 Session 1
Hammer Price: $500.00

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