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Woods-Tate Signature on Nationals

Hey ddr70, I was checking out your nice Large Nationals and noticed your Newton, Mass note. It has the rare Woods-Tate signature combo. Attached is New York Dunbar of the same ilk. You ay be aware but Peter Huntoon wrote a nice article in the April 2019 Bank Note Reporter about the rarity of the combo. Attached is also a .jpg of the article and the banks that issued such notes. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/14/2019

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10/14/2019

 

Found at Coin Shop

This little old lady always seems to have some nice stuff. I love being able to locate good stuff that is ungraded and has potential. I was looking through her rotation case and found this Dallas FRBN. We started talking and she pulled out of her special drawer 100 star notes and a local Type 2 NBN, I was thrilled. When I bought the 100 consecutive star notes ($800) she gave me a good deal on the FRBN ($32) and the LaGrange note ($250). I sent them in promptly for grading. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/07/2019

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10/15/2019

 

Must See

If you want to really feel like your collection is small and futile, check out the Bebee collection at the ANA museum website. You can see just about any rarity you could hope for. DDR70... you will salivate at the high denomination, territorial NBN's. It's just an astounding collection! http://www.ana-museum.org

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/25/2019

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07/01/2019

 

Latest Acquisition

After shopping for the vaunted Bison for several years, I finally made the plunge. I am trying to pick up only EPQ when at all possible since observing sales, the slightest comment can cause the price to be extremely volatile. The most minor of comments, NET or not, seems to reduce the price by quite a bit. I'd like to hear your opinions. Bank Note Reporter noted that recent auctions seem to ding notes with "closed pinholes" or "minor repairs." PMG tends to obscure the topic by assigning NET in

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/12/2019

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06/13/2019

 

Ch # 6301

Friday art time. The Mellon signatures continue to intrigue. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

04/06/2019

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06/19/2019

 

Ch #6301

My beautiful Ch #6301's. Just tell me I have a reason to be in love with this Charter.     

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

11/16/2018

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01/26/2019

Ch # 252 Multiple Signatures for $5 Note

Ch # 252 Multiple Signatures for $5 Note

How about FOUR different signature pairs for a single bank. Two of the notes show the cashier presumably promoted to the President. And C.C. Taylor, the cashier quite common on the Ch # 252 notes is President on the 1929 small versions from this Charter. I wish someone could explain this bank's storied signatute lines. Obviously the "FirstSecond NB" merged to become the First NB but the multiple signatures requires some research of which I haven't done yet. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

08/25/2018

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11/10/2018

Collage from Los Angeles Ch # 2491

Collage from Los Angeles Ch # 2491

I can't find the $5 note!?!? Other than that, this is an awesome collection I put together. They are all graded but finding notes with the same signatures for all the denominations was not easy. I really enjoy putting sets like this together. Comments would be nice!!

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

08/14/2018

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04/24/2019

 

Example of Bad

I did business with the purveyor of these notes. Note the tape as the holder fell apart. Fortunately I don't see many of these holders anymore but it was not a good way to begin collecting, doing business with a person that doesn't care about long term customer relations as opposed to making a quick buck. If you do see these holders, treat them as CGA or ungraded notes as the owner was grading and selling notes at the same time. I still find it hard to believe that ungraded note sellers on Ebay

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

11/22/2017

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10/28/2018

 

CH #252

I am trying to complete a set from one national bank set. I chose the First National Bank of Pittsburgh (Ch #252) because I originally bought an ungraded 1902 $5 Plain Back. It graded 35 EPQ and the signature of the bank president Lawrence Saunders is a wonderful signature. Also, this is a common bank with many notes so I thought the chances of getting most of the denominations would be better. It's not as easy as I thought. I rarely see the large denomination notes for sale. If anyone can help,

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

11/20/2017

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11/15/2018

 

1875 NBN Paris, IL Graded

I finally had it graded. I picked the note up for a very nice price ungraded. There are several notes that were preserved with about the same serial number range so the lack of extreme rarity makes these notes of less value. I have seen several of the CH# 1555 in $10 and $20 denominations sold at auction. They are always graded and always seem to be AU or Unc with the EPQ designation. So, as I have posted before, these type of notes are not graded for a reason and here is it this time. When I re

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/21/2017

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11/05/2017

 

One beautiful French note

I honestly believe the color scheme on this note is as fine as you can find for a vintage note. The colors are manifique!

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

08/30/2017

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09/30/2017

 

Retouched

This is being offered at auction by Heritage in their Long Beach, 2017 September auction. I have heard "retouched" used in the context of "this note is to be avoided at all costs" to "I don't pay attention because the note appearance is all that matters." I lean more and more to the latter looking for bargains on notes that are not "NET" but some negative comment is on the back. I believe you can snatch some good bargains on notes with comments that are not "NET" A tear that you can't see on a s

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

08/02/2017

 

New Note for Collection

This Thomas Flynn Fr. 774 "battleship" note was sold for $6,037.50 in April of 2008. The same note sold for $4,312 in 2014. I just picked it up at auction for $3231.75. This is 46% reduction in 9 years. I wish there would be a really good article on how much the currency market has softened quite a bit. One vendor says the premium for low serial number specimens has dropped out the bottom. Interesting since there are Bison notes and other low serial number notes still going for several

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/24/2017

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09/29/2017

 

Regrade

Would you regrade this note to get the PMG score or leave it in a PCGS holder. Anyone see any NET problems? Thanks.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/27/2017

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05/05/2017

Cool 100th Anniversary of $10,000 Gold Certificate

Cool 100th Anniversary of $10,000 Gold Certificate

A very happy birthday to my Fr. 1225h graded PMG 25VF. It's date is February 20, 1917 so Monday (tomorrow) February 20, 2017 this note will be a century old. Nice! Tomorrow, February 20, 2017, this fine old $10,000 gold certificate turns 100 years old. Note the date on the note is February 20, 1917. Most were destroyed, with the exception of a number of 1900 $10,000 bills that were in a box in a post office near the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. There was a fire on 13 December 1935, and

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/19/2017

Even at Heritage the Scans are ALTERED - Part 1

Even at Heritage the Scans are ALTERED - Part 1

Heritage Auctions posts scans that are not realistic either!! Heritage says, "The margins are outstandingly large for this type, and the gold inks are as deeply colorful as we have ever seen them. PMG likely saw some very minor flaw with the note out of the holder, but in the holder its obvious original embossing along with its other attributes makes it look like a 65 EPQ to us. From The Yuri Solovey Collection" Now look at their scan compared to mine once I received the note. When will th

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/25/2017

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01/31/2019

Even at Heritage the Scans are ALTERED - Part 2

Even at Heritage the Scans are ALTERED - Part 2

Now my scan Heritage says, "The margins are outstandingly large for this type, and the gold inks are as deeply colorful as we have ever seen them. PMG likely saw some very minor flaw with the note out of the holder, but in the holder its obvious original embossing along with its other attributes makes it look like a 65 EPQ to us. From The Yuri Solovey Collection" Now look at their scan compared to mine once I received the note. When will this monkey business stop!!?? I expect it from Ebay

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/25/2017

Top 3% of all Fr. 39's graded

Top 3% of all Fr. 39's graded

Almost 2000 have been graded by PMG of this common note. This 66EPQ is in the top 3% graded with only 6 notes graded at 67EPQ. The Fr. 39 is a very common note. But this one has such perfect centering, embossing punched all the way through the note and a note that is so bright, the note looks like it just came off the printing press. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/16/2017

My Favorite Note

My Favorite Note

The best grades are not always the greatest eye appeal. My $20 large note gold certificate collection is almost complete, only lacking the Fr-1179. As you may know the Fr-1179 and 1180 are the technicolors so you will forgive me if I only have one of the two in my collection? This reverse is my most wonderful. I love it dearly. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

11/18/2016

Another Grading Company Comparison

Another Grading Company Comparison

Educating all on the difference between CGA and PMG As the esteemed Matarcat says, treat CGA as ungraded when purchasing.Note, the even though PMG did not assign it "NET" another surprise was the note had been "Retouched", impossible for most to realize before sending in for grading. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

11/10/2016

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07/29/2019

Proof ALL Grading Companies are the Same

Proof ALL Grading Companies are the Same

It really doesn't matter what grading company one uses. The standards are so well-defined and tight now that the value of a note has almost no wiggle room. As you can see here, I wanted a reputable company to grade a note. Of course, it was a waste of money since the note graded the same thus the value remained the same. Anyone note any sarcasm? That's because there is plenty!! I knew the note would not grade as well. I thought perhaps a 58EPQ would be the lowest but more likely a 62EPQ. Holy

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/27/2016

Request for Front of Gold Certificates

Request for Front of Gold Certificates

I had to put one extra in this, the TECHNICOLOR. The greatest note there is. Incredibly overpriced and only bone heads buy one. ENJOY! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

08/13/2016