||Salt Lake City, U.T. - Bingham Canyon & Camp Floyd R.R. Co. payable at the Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $2 Post Note January 15, 1874 Rust UNL Nyholm UNL. Lithographic Proof. PCGS Choice About New 55 Apparent. The second denomination from this unlisted and presumably unique set of lithographic proofs by H. Siebert & Bros. 182 William St. New York, printed on both sides of a common card, giving this proof the appearance of a finished note. The adopted common face type for the series with a train rounding a curve and a telegraph line in the foreground, framed into a circle. Flanking to left is a tall, light green protector numeral, and green protector shading is across the signatures block. At the left is an Indian standing, arm pointed upward, and at the right is standing Athena as America. The obligation designation is engraved "__days after date will pay to the order of W.B. Welles Treas'r. or Bearer." The back is green with female portraits in all four corners and the obligation at center "Redeemable/ at the/ SALT LAKE CITY/ NATIONAL BANK/UTAH" with flanking numeral dies. Cited with "Hinge Remnants on Back" only and a minor detriment. The post date "30" and right signature are falsely accomplished. Unique to our knowledge, and the only example observed with the green tinting. A beautiful example and an original, complementary fit with the other proofs tracing back to the Chambers sale. Priceless comes to mind for this and the rest of the set. Ex: Harmon A. Chambers (Henry Chapman June 19-20, 1908); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,820.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19364. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.