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Lot 20502


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Type Currency
Title Lot 20502
Country United States
Description "The Art of Making Money" as appeared in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, January 21, 1854. Fine. A complete, folded uncut signature of Gleason's for this date. 16pp, folio size, 30 cm x 39 cm. In the newsprint magazine style. Included on page 44 is the delightful rebus puzzle by Benjamin Franklin titled, "The Art of Making Money Plenty in Every Man's Pocket; by Doctor Franklin." There is some normal handling, as one would expect on such a large, folded sheet, and minor damp staining is seen. However, excellent overall and a rare piece of Franklin-related material. [The transcription below has no added punctuation or capitalization] THE ART OF MAKING MONEY PLENTY IN EVERY MAN'S / POCKET; BY Doctor / Franklin In this time when the general complaint is that money is so scarce it must be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless how they can reinforce their pockets I will acquaint all with the true secret of money catching the certain way to fill empty purses and how to keep them always full. Two simple rules well observed will do the business First Let honesty and labor be thy constant companions Second Spend one penny every day less than thy clear gains Then shall thy pockets soon begin to thrive, thy creditors will never insult thee nor want oppress nor hunger bite nor nakedness freeze thee, the whole hemisphere will shine brighter and pleasure spring up in every corner of thy heart Now thereby embrace these rules and be happy. B. Frankin Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20502, realized $132.

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