Paper Money

By: Scott Winslow  09-12-2011

We have just acquired an interesting and extraordinary annual reports of business conducted by the legendary American Bank Note Company, ABN, as it is commonly know has been America’s premier engraver and printer for 150 years. These thirteen reports document the annual activity of the company from 1864-1876. The reports are fascinating to read and they document the company’s activities in printing national currency for the United States as well as currency for foreign governments. While the detail they offer on the company finances and production is interesting to read, they are signed by some of the period’s most prominent and well respected engravers who had been highly successful independent operators before forming the American Bank Note Company. There are various combinations of the trustees of the company. Signing at the conclusion of the annual reports including the following: George N. Hatch. J.D. Bald, Jno E. Gavit JU. V. Carpenter, William Cumming Smillie James L. Graham, John G. Wellsford, A.G. Goodall, Tracy R. Edson, Charles Welsh, Theo. H. Freeland and others. This unique offering represents perhaps the most important group of such material related to the history of the American Bank Note Company. The combinations of important figures in the engraving industry offer a highly unusual opportunity to acquire these individuals in combination with one another on the early reports of one of America’s important engraving and printing companies. Offerings such as this related to companies of importance are rarely seen. All reports are intact and fine or better condition.

Catalog: # SB-3418


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Prints

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Special Price Lists

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Autographs & Manuscripts

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Free Franks

In 1794 he was elected a representative in the 4th congress, resigning just before the completion of his term to accept his appointment as judge of the Supreme Court of Maryland. GABRIEL DUVAL, jurist, was born in Prince George County, Md., Dec. 6, 1752; of French Huguenot ancestry. He resigned in 1836 and died in Prince George county, Md., March 6, 1844. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in his native state.


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Historical Americana

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Stocks and Bonds

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Maps

Wonderfully hand-colored map with a gorgeous cartouche with American Indians, an alligator, early European traders in background. A New and Accurate Map of America, Drawn from the most approved modern Maps and Charts. First edition, published in Harris.