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    Thian album

    Brent H. Hughes Correspondence, 1964-2000

    /1964 [Research Colonial currency Coins American Early American currency]

    0 or 12 of the notes I would guess that they are the same dozen that so many others need and which I could have easily sold many times On the other hand I hope you can understand why I want to keep the collection intact and possibly add to it I could not include the two albums in the transaction The present market value is always difficult to determine but dets I now have indicates that the Thian album sells for 150 and the pristine Bechtel album is worth 350 Bechtel is very scarce and my copy is one that lay in the U S Treasury building cabinet for many years and is in beautiful condition When the government disposed of it in 1885 the new owner took very good care of it I was lucky to acquire it I am glad that you had a chance to look over the counterfeits Keep the deteiled listing wi


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    Brent H. Hughes Correspondence, 1964-2000

    /1964 [Research Colonial currency Coins American Early American currency]

    0 or 12 of the notes I would guess that they are the same dozen that so many others need and which I could have easily sold many times On the other hand I hope you can understand why I want to keep the collection intact and possibly add to it I could not include the two albums in the transaction The present market value is always difficult to determine but dets I now have indicates that the Thian album sells for 150 and the pristine Bechtel album is worth 350 Bechtel is very scarce and my copy is one that lay in the U S Treasury building cabinet for many years and is in beautiful condition When the government disposed of it in 1885 the new owner took very good care of it I was lucky to acquire it I am glad that you had a chance to look over the counterfeits Keep the deteiled listing wi


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    NUMISMATIC BOOK FETCHES RECORD PRICE OF $115,000

    NUMISMATIC BOOK FETCHES RECORD PRICE OF $115,000

    01/27/2008

    price for any MPC item 115 000 including juice I wrote up the full story for thecurrent issue of the Bank Note Reporter Where does 115 000stack up in records for numismatic books Although this item is indeed a book the value of thebook derives primarily from the fact that it houses acollection of numismatic items x0096 it x0092 s part book but partalbum I would put the Raphael P Thian album of ConfederateCurrency in this category as well It sold in the 1994 ArmandChampa library sale for 25 300 Like the MPC book thelion s share of the value was in the notes mounted within These books are collections in the form of books I wasn tsure of any U S numismatic book or album exceeding theThian record but George Kolbe set me straight Editor George Kolbe writes In the John


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    Public Auction 6



    cquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 476 1985 588 Another copy Very good cover loose Handpriced 45 00 Acquired from Cal Wilson 589 October 16 1891 108 Catalogue of A Large Varied Collection of Ancient Modem Coins Medals in Silver Copper U S Coins Numismatic Literature 2 2 pp 488 lots Very good pink paper covers chipped contents fine 20 Large Cents Calif 185 1 Patterns Thian album 25 00 Acquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 477 1985 590 December 22 1 891 109 Collection of U S Cents Half cents Also Medals Foreign Coins Confederate Southern Bank Bills of T B Bennell 22 pp 588 lots Handpriced Very good green paper covers chipped old vertical fold contents fine 306 Large Cents 93 s 26 94 s and lots 1815 alt 23 R S I II Adams B Sale 45 00 A


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    Public Auction 8



    ow card cover US Silver National Bank Notes Mr Pittman purchased Quarters from this sale 25 00 9 x 6 33 April 27 28 1956 No 87 A Kosoff Numismatic Gallery The Thomas G Melish Catalogue Including rarities from the collection of Clinton W Hester 107 pp 2639 lots Photo illustrated Printed Prices Realized Fine pictorial white card cover Extensive US Gold Confederate Notes Thian album Territorial Gold Canadian Gold Medals Mr Pittman purchased an extensive amount of 1 4 Eagles from this sale 25 00 6 3 4 x 10 34 February 16 18 1961 Kreisberg Schulman 208 pp 3123 lots 32 plates Photo illustrated Very good picto rial white card cover Crowns of the World Mexican Pesos Metzler Collection of Peru 272 lots US Pioneer Territorial Gold Rare US Gold Lichtenfels


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    Public Auction 6



    cquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 476 1985 588 Another copy Very good cover loose Handpriced 45 00 Acquired from Cal Wilson 589 October 16 1891 108 Catalogue of A Large Varied Collection of Ancient Modem Coins Medals in Silver Copper U S Coins Numismatic Literature 2 2 pp 488 lots Very good pink paper covers chipped contents fine 20 Large Cents Calif 185 1 Patterns Thian album 25 00 Acquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 477 1985 590 December 22 1 891 109 Collection of U S Cents Half cents Also Medals Foreign Coins Confederate Southern Bank Bills of T B Bennell 22 pp 588 lots Handpriced Very good green paper covers chipped old vertical fold contents fine 306 Large Cents 93 s 26 94 s and lots 1815 alt 23 R S I II Adams B Sale 45 00 A


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    Public Auction 8



    ow card cover US Silver National Bank Notes Mr Pittman purchased Quarters from this sale 25 00 9 x 6 33 April 27 28 1956 No 87 A Kosoff Numismatic Gallery The Thomas G Melish Catalogue Including rarities from the collection of Clinton W Hester 107 pp 2639 lots Photo illustrated Printed Prices Realized Fine pictorial white card cover Extensive US Gold Confederate Notes Thian album Territorial Gold Canadian Gold Medals Mr Pittman purchased an extensive amount of 1 4 Eagles from this sale 25 00 6 3 4 x 10 34 February 16 18 1961 Kreisberg Schulman 208 pp 3123 lots 32 plates Photo illustrated Very good picto rial white card cover Crowns of the World Mexican Pesos Metzler Collection of Peru 272 lots US Pioneer Territorial Gold Rare US Gold Lichtenfels


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    Catalogue of the collection formed by John Wilson, Harrisburg, Pa. [03/24/1896]

    NNP-AUC-STE20-048

    ir culated Rare 2 1 86 1 Richmond ioo Nearly uncirculated Rare 3 1 86 1 Montgomery 50 Negroes hoeing cotton About uncirculated Rare 4 Duplicate of last Very fine Cancelled by 6 minute punch holes 5 1 86 1 Sept 2 5 Group of females Fine 6 Duplicates of last Letters A and B Very good 2 notes 7 Same Fine but cancelled 8 A collection of Confederate notes mounted in a Thian album Among the scarce notes are 1861 20 Three females 10 Indians 5 Group of females All fine Also cancelled 50 Richmond train of cars 20 Female and globe 10 Wagon loaded with cotton bales 5 Machinist The descriptive portion of the album cover ing 45 pages with accurate descriptions of 88 notes is one of the best on the subject There are 56 different notes 9 1862 Fine


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 10



    e top aligns perfectly to the strip sheeted above it the next lot From the face where it counts Choice Uncirculated SEE COLOR PLATE Ex H Herst Jr September 26 1964 MacBride Collection Park Bernet September 22 1964 part of lot 55 The 1990 Weill Brothers Sales were quite interesting to say the least There was important Confederate Currency including a set of Montgomery notes a Thian album and rare southern scrip Hidden away in a large group lot was perhaps the lowest grade known 500 00 Type 2 Montgomery note that also hap pened to be the serial number 2 FIFTEEN Cm Receivable in payment of post age and redeemable at the New Orleans Post Office Post Master Postage Clerk Receivable in payment of postage and redeemable at the New Orleans Post Office Post Master P


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    The Philadelphia Americana Sale, Part One: American Paper Currency



    portant A few of the rarer notes have small cut out cancels but there are many un cancelled high grade scarce notes Most notes grade strong Very Eine or better Please note they are affixed to the pages with glue at the corners or sometimes at the body of the verso Included as well is a set of Chemicograph backs printed by Straker Son This certainly has license to be the finest surviving Thian album of the five origi nally made an especially elegant example of the rarest of the rare in Confederate States numismatics and the pedigree is illustrious The handling over the decades has been modest A showpiece for the Confederate financial historian and priceless to the right collector of this genre Indeed this will be the capstone the ultimate acquisition and display item for an advanced


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    Delaware Sale: 228th Sale of Coins & Notes



    ntains 73 Confed erate Notes all of different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P _ Thian chief clerk in the Ad jutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publication of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are known one in the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C How ever another is in the hands of a collector and a manu script copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at at 1200 00 The notes alone have a present market value of 750 00 This rare album should certainly be worth 1500 00 1 GOLD 811 184


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    291st Mail-Bid Sale: United States Currency & Coins



    m contains 73 Confederate Notes all different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P Thian chief clerk in the Adjutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publi cation of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are Known onein the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C However another is in the hands of a collector and a manuscript copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at 1200 00 The present owner acquired this remarkable album from its former owner at 1500 00 What it should now bring is problematical Pa


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    Public Auction 6



    cquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 476 1985 588 Another copy Very good cover loose Handpriced 45 00 Acquired from Cal Wilson 589 October 16 1891 108 Catalogue of A Large Varied Collection of Ancient Modem Coins Medals in Silver Copper U S Coins Numismatic Literature 2 2 pp 488 lots Very good pink paper covers chipped contents fine 20 Large Cents Calif 185 1 Patterns Thian album 25 00 Acquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 477 1985 590 December 22 1 891 109 Collection of U S Cents Half cents Also Medals Foreign Coins Confederate Southern Bank Bills of T B Bennell 22 pp 588 lots Handpriced Very good green paper covers chipped old vertical fold contents fine 306 Large Cents 93 s 26 94 s and lots 1815 alt 23 R S I II Adams B Sale 45 00 A


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    Public Auction 8



    ow card cover US Silver National Bank Notes Mr Pittman purchased Quarters from this sale 25 00 9 x 6 33 April 27 28 1956 No 87 A Kosoff Numismatic Gallery The Thomas G Melish Catalogue Including rarities from the collection of Clinton W Hester 107 pp 2639 lots Photo illustrated Printed Prices Realized Fine pictorial white card cover Extensive US Gold Confederate Notes Thian album Territorial Gold Canadian Gold Medals Mr Pittman purchased an extensive amount of 1 4 Eagles from this sale 25 00 6 3 4 x 10 34 February 16 18 1961 Kreisberg Schulman 208 pp 3123 lots 32 plates Photo illustrated Very good picto rial white card cover Crowns of the World Mexican Pesos Metzler Collection of Peru 272 lots US Pioneer Territorial Gold Rare US Gold Lichtenfels


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    Catalogue of the collection formed by John Wilson, Harrisburg, Pa. [03/24/1896]

    NNP-AUC-STE20-048

    ir culated Rare 2 1 86 1 Richmond ioo Nearly uncirculated Rare 3 1 86 1 Montgomery 50 Negroes hoeing cotton About uncirculated Rare 4 Duplicate of last Very fine Cancelled by 6 minute punch holes 5 1 86 1 Sept 2 5 Group of females Fine 6 Duplicates of last Letters A and B Very good 2 notes 7 Same Fine but cancelled 8 A collection of Confederate notes mounted in a Thian album Among the scarce notes are 1861 20 Three females 10 Indians 5 Group of females All fine Also cancelled 50 Richmond train of cars 20 Female and globe 10 Wagon loaded with cotton bales 5 Machinist The descriptive portion of the album cover ing 45 pages with accurate descriptions of 88 notes is one of the best on the subject There are 56 different notes 9 1862 Fine


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 10



    e top aligns perfectly to the strip sheeted above it the next lot From the face where it counts Choice Uncirculated SEE COLOR PLATE Ex H Herst Jr September 26 1964 MacBride Collection Park Bernet September 22 1964 part of lot 55 The 1990 Weill Brothers Sales were quite interesting to say the least There was important Confederate Currency including a set of Montgomery notes a Thian album and rare southern scrip Hidden away in a large group lot was perhaps the lowest grade known 500 00 Type 2 Montgomery note that also hap pened to be the serial number 2 FIFTEEN Cm Receivable in payment of post age and redeemable at the New Orleans Post Office Post Master Postage Clerk Receivable in payment of postage and redeemable at the New Orleans Post Office Post Master P


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    The Philadelphia Americana Sale, Part One: American Paper Currency



    portant A few of the rarer notes have small cut out cancels but there are many un cancelled high grade scarce notes Most notes grade strong Very Eine or better Please note they are affixed to the pages with glue at the corners or sometimes at the body of the verso Included as well is a set of Chemicograph backs printed by Straker Son This certainly has license to be the finest surviving Thian album of the five origi nally made an especially elegant example of the rarest of the rare in Confederate States numismatics and the pedigree is illustrious The handling over the decades has been modest A showpiece for the Confederate financial historian and priceless to the right collector of this genre Indeed this will be the capstone the ultimate acquisition and display item for an advanced


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    Delaware Sale: 228th Sale of Coins & Notes



    ntains 73 Confed erate Notes all of different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P _ Thian chief clerk in the Ad jutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publication of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are known one in the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C How ever another is in the hands of a collector and a manu script copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at at 1200 00 The notes alone have a present market value of 750 00 This rare album should certainly be worth 1500 00 1 GOLD 811 184


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    291st Mail-Bid Sale: United States Currency & Coins



    m contains 73 Confederate Notes all different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P Thian chief clerk in the Adjutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publi cation of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are Known onein the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C However another is in the hands of a collector and a manuscript copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at 1200 00 The present owner acquired this remarkable album from its former owner at 1500 00 What it should now bring is problematical Pa


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    Brent H. Hughes Correspondence, 1964-2000

    /1964 [Research Colonial currency Coins American Early American currency]

    0 or 12 of the notes I would guess that they are the same dozen that so many others need and which I could have easily sold many times On the other hand I hope you can understand why I want to keep the collection intact and possibly add to it I could not include the two albums in the transaction The present market value is always difficult to determine but dets I now have indicates that the Thian album sells for 150 and the pristine Bechtel album is worth 350 Bechtel is very scarce and my copy is one that lay in the U S Treasury building cabinet for many years and is in beautiful condition When the government disposed of it in 1885 the new owner took very good care of it I was lucky to acquire it I am glad that you had a chance to look over the counterfeits Keep the deteiled listing wi


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    Numisma Mail Bid Sales, sale 8 [ANS New Netherlands Coin Company records, box 7, folder 8]

    8/6/1957

    carce due to low mintages Charlton I value 1 1 40 but this lot should bring more A good I denomination 12 Pcs I99 fd 50 1917 2 19 Lostly Canadian Large Cents 1859 81 H and 96 Good VG and Fine Fine 3 one scratched VG F VF 9 Pcs 00 oreign Gold England Victoria 1859 Half Sovereign Fine obv scratched up 201 George V 1913 Half Sovereign Very Fine 202 Thian album Copyright 1876 for holding CSA Treasury Notes includes spoce for some 88 of them and 45 pp of descriptive material Paper covers Corners a trifle froyed text almost as new Rare and of interest 203 Lot of partial impressions of U S notes 1 to 1000 clipped out of a Heath s Counterfeit Detector Hereto added an old engraving depicting the vignettes on two of these Perfect 13 Pcs 2


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    The Numismatist, Vol. 33 (1920)

    /1920

    uly Specials to Close CroMliy H Early Coins All plates J17 50 CroMby M Early Coins Only small ills 10 00 L ow d Hard Times Tokens Sup 7 50 Madden d Jewish Coinage 1st ed 7 50 Madden d Jewish Coinage I d ed 6 00 l oubnt Medalllc Hist L S 2 vols 15 00 Scott d 1894 Paper Money Cat Scarce 1 00 Dickedun d Numismatic Manual 4 00 Ornidby Bank Note Engraving 6 50 Thlan Original Thian album Rare 2 50 t onfed Soldier In Civil War Every Confed note nicely Il lustrated Big Book 4 00 Collection Russian Copper Coins for sale Collection Early Signed Rare Cheques for sale A Atlas Leve Syracuse N Y V N A Xo 11 0 ini O COINS WHICH YOU SHOULD H WE 2 Pesos Mexican Gold 2 20 Centavos Me xican Copper 25c 10 Cen tavos Me xlcan Copper 15c 1 Cent Ca nadian Copp


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    Delaware Sale: 228th Sale of Coins & Notes



    ntains 73 Confed erate Notes all of different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P _ Thian chief clerk in the Ad jutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publication of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are known one in the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C How ever another is in the hands of a collector and a manu script copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at at 1200 00 The notes alone have a present market value of 750 00 This rare album should certainly be worth 1500 00 1 GOLD 811 184


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    291st Mail-Bid Sale: United States Currency & Coins



    m contains 73 Confederate Notes all different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P Thian chief clerk in the Adjutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publi cation of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are Known onein the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C However another is in the hands of a collector and a manuscript copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at 1200 00 The present owner acquired this remarkable album from its former owner at 1500 00 What it should now bring is problematical Pa


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    The Numismatist, Vol. 33 (1920)

    /1920

    uly Specials to Close CroMliy H Early Coins All plates J17 50 CroMby M Early Coins Only small ills 10 00 L ow d Hard Times Tokens Sup 7 50 Madden d Jewish Coinage 1st ed 7 50 Madden d Jewish Coinage I d ed 6 00 l oubnt Medalllc Hist L S 2 vols 15 00 Scott d 1894 Paper Money Cat Scarce 1 00 Dickedun d Numismatic Manual 4 00 Ornidby Bank Note Engraving 6 50 Thlan Original Thian album Rare 2 50 t onfed Soldier In Civil War Every Confed note nicely Il lustrated Big Book 4 00 Collection Russian Copper Coins for sale Collection Early Signed Rare Cheques for sale A Atlas Leve Syracuse N Y V N A Xo 11 0 ini O COINS WHICH YOU SHOULD H WE 2 Pesos Mexican Gold 2 20 Centavos Me xican Copper 25c 10 Cen tavos Me xlcan Copper 15c 1 Cent Ca nadian Copp


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    Public Auction 6



    cquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 476 1985 588 Another copy Very good cover loose Handpriced 45 00 Acquired from Cal Wilson 589 October 16 1891 108 Catalogue of A Large Varied Collection of Ancient Modem Coins Medals in Silver Copper U S Coins Numismatic Literature 2 2 pp 488 lots Very good pink paper covers chipped contents fine 20 Large Cents Calif 185 1 Patterns Thian album 25 00 Acquired from Kolbe sale 21 lot 477 1985 590 December 22 1 891 109 Collection of U S Cents Half cents Also Medals Foreign Coins Confederate Southern Bank Bills of T B Bennell 22 pp 588 lots Handpriced Very good green paper covers chipped old vertical fold contents fine 306 Large Cents 93 s 26 94 s and lots 1815 alt 23 R S I II Adams B Sale 45 00 A


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    Public Auction 8



    ow card cover US Silver National Bank Notes Mr Pittman purchased Quarters from this sale 25 00 9 x 6 33 April 27 28 1956 No 87 A Kosoff Numismatic Gallery The Thomas G Melish Catalogue Including rarities from the collection of Clinton W Hester 107 pp 2639 lots Photo illustrated Printed Prices Realized Fine pictorial white card cover Extensive US Gold Confederate Notes Thian album Territorial Gold Canadian Gold Medals Mr Pittman purchased an extensive amount of 1 4 Eagles from this sale 25 00 6 3 4 x 10 34 February 16 18 1961 Kreisberg Schulman 208 pp 3123 lots 32 plates Photo illustrated Very good picto rial white card cover Crowns of the World Mexican Pesos Metzler Collection of Peru 272 lots US Pioneer Territorial Gold Rare US Gold Lichtenfels


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    Catalogue of the collection formed by John Wilson, Harrisburg, Pa. [03/24/1896]

    NNP-AUC-STE20-048

    ir culated Rare 2 1 86 1 Richmond ioo Nearly uncirculated Rare 3 1 86 1 Montgomery 50 Negroes hoeing cotton About uncirculated Rare 4 Duplicate of last Very fine Cancelled by 6 minute punch holes 5 1 86 1 Sept 2 5 Group of females Fine 6 Duplicates of last Letters A and B Very good 2 notes 7 Same Fine but cancelled 8 A collection of Confederate notes mounted in a Thian album Among the scarce notes are 1861 20 Three females 10 Indians 5 Group of females All fine Also cancelled 50 Richmond train of cars 20 Female and globe 10 Wagon loaded with cotton bales 5 Machinist The descriptive portion of the album cover ing 45 pages with accurate descriptions of 88 notes is one of the best on the subject There are 56 different notes 9 1862 Fine


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 10



    e top aligns perfectly to the strip sheeted above it the next lot From the face where it counts Choice Uncirculated SEE COLOR PLATE Ex H Herst Jr September 26 1964 MacBride Collection Park Bernet September 22 1964 part of lot 55 The 1990 Weill Brothers Sales were quite interesting to say the least There was important Confederate Currency including a set of Montgomery notes a Thian album and rare southern scrip Hidden away in a large group lot was perhaps the lowest grade known 500 00 Type 2 Montgomery note that also hap pened to be the serial number 2 FIFTEEN Cm Receivable in payment of post age and redeemable at the New Orleans Post Office Post Master Postage Clerk Receivable in payment of postage and redeemable at the New Orleans Post Office Post Master P


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    The Thomas G. Melish catalogue : including rarities from the collection of Clinton W. Hester and others. [04/27-28/1956]

    NNP-AUC-KOS30-063

    um contains 73 Confederate Notes all of different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P Thian chief clerk in the Adjutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publication of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are known one in the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C However another is in the hands of a collector and a manuscript copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at 1200 00 The notes alone have a present market of 225 00 This rare album should bring 500 00 CONFEDERATE 1661 100 April 6 186


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    The Philadelphia Americana Sale, Part One: American Paper Currency



    portant A few of the rarer notes have small cut out cancels but there are many un cancelled high grade scarce notes Most notes grade strong Very Eine or better Please note they are affixed to the pages with glue at the corners or sometimes at the body of the verso Included as well is a set of Chemicograph backs printed by Straker Son This certainly has license to be the finest surviving Thian album of the five origi nally made an especially elegant example of the rarest of the rare in Confederate States numismatics and the pedigree is illustrious The handling over the decades has been modest A showpiece for the Confederate financial historian and priceless to the right collector of this genre Indeed this will be the capstone the ultimate acquisition and display item for an advanced


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    Delaware Sale: 228th Sale of Coins & Notes



    ntains 73 Confed erate Notes all of different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P _ Thian chief clerk in the Ad jutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publication of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are known one in the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C How ever another is in the hands of a collector and a manu script copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at at 1200 00 The notes alone have a present market value of 750 00 This rare album should certainly be worth 1500 00 1 GOLD 811 184


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    291st Mail-Bid Sale: United States Currency & Coins



    m contains 73 Confederate Notes all different varieties The special album was prepared in 1876 by Raphael P Thian chief clerk in the Adjutant General s office in Washington D C during which time that office was responsible for the collection safekeeping and publi cation of the rebel archives According to a recent book Confederate Finance by Richard C Todd only two copies of the Thian album are Known onein the Duke University Library the other in the Library of the Adjutant General National Archives Washington D C However another is in the hands of a collector and a manuscript copy is the property of a Florida dealer and is valued at 1200 00 The present owner acquired this remarkable album from its former owner at 1500 00 What it should now bring is problematical Pa


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    Brent H. Hughes Correspondence, 1964-2000

    /1964 [Research Colonial currency Coins American Early American currency]

    0 or 12 of the notes I would guess that they are the same dozen that so many others need and which I could have easily sold many times On the other hand I hope you can understand why I want to keep the collection intact and possibly add to it I could not include the two albums in the transaction The present market value is always difficult to determine but dets I now have indicates that the Thian album sells for 150 and the pristine Bechtel album is worth 350 Bechtel is very scarce and my copy is one that lay in the U S Treasury building cabinet for many years and is in beautiful condition When the government disposed of it in 1885 the new owner took very good care of it I was lucky to acquire it I am glad that you had a chance to look over the counterfeits Keep the deteiled listing wi


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    The New Netherlands Numisma

    1/1/1957 Numismatics; Auction catalogs



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    Numisma Mail Bid Sales, sale 8 [ANS New Netherlands Coin Company records, box 7, folder 8]

    8/6/1957

    carce due to low mintages Charlton I value 1 1 40 but this lot should bring more A good I denomination 12 Pcs I99 fd 50 1917 2 19 Lostly Canadian Large Cents 1859 81 H and 96 Good VG and Fine Fine 3 one scratched VG F VF 9 Pcs 00 oreign Gold England Victoria 1859 Half Sovereign Fine obv scratched up 201 George V 1913 Half Sovereign Very Fine 202 Thian album Copyright 1876 for holding CSA Treasury Notes includes spoce for some 88 of them and 45 pp of descriptive material Paper covers Corners a trifle froyed text almost as new Rare and of interest 203 Lot of partial impressions of U S notes 1 to 1000 clipped out of a Heath s Counterfeit Detector Hereto added an old engraving depicting the vignettes on two of these Perfect 13 Pcs 2


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    Paper Money (January/February 2008)

    1/1/2008 Numismatics

    o advanced collectors interested in the signers and serial numbers of the various notes In 1 8 7 6 Th i a n co pyri gh te 1 1 w h at he des c r i be d as his Covfcda ate Note Alba m for a complete collection of the various Designs for Face and Bach selected by the Confederate Treasury Authorities for the Currency of the Confederate States of America 1861 JS65 The title page of the Raphael P Thian album Text is Confederate Note Album for a Complete Collection with Descriptive Letter Press of the various Designs for Face and Back selected by the Confederate Treasury Authorities for the Currency of the Confederate States of America 1861 1865


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    Paper Money (January/February 2008)

    1/1/2008 Numismatics

    6 January February Whole No 253 Paper Money In his preface Tliian said that the album was a result of his desire to afford collectors of Confederate currency a tasteful repository for their notes and at the same time furnish them an accurate and exhaustive description of die varieties comprising a full set A page from the Raphael Thian album showing the ornate printed frame around the CSA Type 1 1000 Montgomery Note The notes were usually held in place with paste but in some cases sewing thread was used to form vertical loops to loosely secure them 1 lis descriptions of the individual design types were exhaustive alright His emphasis on detail can be seen in his description of note number one the 1000 M Montgomery Note 11


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    Paper Money (January/February 2008)

    1/1/2008 Numismatics

    nted frames and numbers matching those assigned to the descriptions Unfortunately there was no Mylar or other sale material in which the notes could be housed on the pages so the collector had two choices He could either paste the notes to the pages or use sewing thread to form loops to hold the notes in each frame I have seen both methods used 1 once took on the task of removing notes from a Thian album The paste dissolved easily in warm water and I was able to remove most of the residue from the hacks of the notes The sewing thread never pierced the notes but was placed so closely to the edges that they cut into the notes slightly Such cuts are easily repaired and cause no great harm to the value ol the notes It would be interesting to know if the Thian albums were made at the Government Pr


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    Paper Money (January/February 2008)

    1/1/2008 Numismatics

    irst used by William West Bradbeer in his book which was published in 1915 change it now Like the QWERTY typewriter keyboard used today we are stuck with it Bechtel s album bad the same disadvantage that Thian s had There was no easy way to mount the notes on the pages Collectors used tiny dabs of paste or sewing thread and hoped for the best Evidently Mr Bechtel did not know about the Thian album because in his introduction he mentions the book by Dr Lee and the catalog by Mr Haseltine but has nothing about Thian Mr Bechtel states that another want has been made apparent namely a book or album in which these mute reminders of our late unpleasantness can he preserved classified and arranged for each reference The mute reminders he referred to were of course the Confederate note


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    The Repository

    5/1/1985 Numismatics Periodicals

    ill in the albums my copy and the whereabouts of the second which I cannot mention at this time maybe later Perhaps an article in one of the paper money papers or Coin World might bring another out but I doubt it Douglas Ball told me prior to my purchase of the album that in the old days with Confederate money selling for a few pennies each if a dealer was fortunate enough to get a Thian album he would price the notes in the album and sell them over the counter like stamps just pull out the notes you want to buy and pay for them The dealer would throw away the album when empty Douglas also said that an empty album would bring 400 00 to 500 00 Kolbe says closer to 1 000 00 and I agree As with the Register I congratulate Armand on his acquisition The album could not have


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