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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

Which Note would you rather own?? (1)

Which Note would you rather own?? (1)

I need replies so please do so for the sake of beginning a conversation!! Thanks!! I love collecting currency. IT IS SO WONDERFUL!! Please vote with your reply, then I will show you the official grades in the third post and I will entitle the grades for each the note "Note Grades for Survey" If you like this note better, then write (1) in your reply. THANKS!!!!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/25/2015

Which Note would you rather own ??? (2)

Which Note would you rather own ??? (2)

Please vote!! This should be fun. Also feel free to predict the grades if you want!!!! Please vote with your reply, then I will show you the official grades in the third post and I will entitle the grades for each the note "Note Grades for Survey" If you like this note better, then write (2) in your reply. THANKS!!!!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/25/2015

Ungraded to Graded - Part 5

Ungraded to Graded - Part 5

Did you find the repair? I could not so I called PMG. Sometimes the graders leave notes as to what was repaired. The phone agent told me there was a tear "in the middle of the note at the top" that was repaired. Only then did I locate the repair. The arrow shows. If you had the note in hand prior to the sale and looked it over with a microscope or high magnification and knew what to look for, you would have seen the repair. I looked the note over before grading and did not see it. I left "neut

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 4

Ungraded to Graded - Part 4

The reverse grade describing why the note is NET. Now inspect the note very carefully to see if you can spot the "Repair". A good test if you can grade by a scan. If you find the repair before I give you the answer, you have a very keen eye!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 3

Ungraded to Graded - Part 3

Now the truth... Sent to PMG and graded. The new PMG holders are absolutely wonderful. Like the note is mounted in a crystal glass container. Even so, the note is scanned with my scanner with no color manipulation. Notice a difference between my scan and the advertised scan? Also, notice the grade isn't quite consistent with the description. Hmmmmm.... PS I blocked my name lest I am victimized. I thought this "premium paper" super version of the wonderful Fr-282 would be the jewel of my coll

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 2

Ungraded to Graded - Part 2

The reverse of the note from the sellers advertisement. To refresh your memory, here is the note description. "On the want lists of many collectors, but rarely ever offered. Most seen are very low grade and ugly. Examples in mega high grade like this one here tonight, are very few and far between. Incredible design with a portrait of Lincoln, and nicknamed the "Porthole Note". This specimen is near uncirculated with just very minor handling(see enlarged scans). Premium paper quality is crisp a

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 1

Ungraded to Graded - Part 1

Lesson on what is advertised versus what the truth is.... This is Picture 1 from the seller, a picture of the obverse of the note. Notice how the note look beautiful and white. Here is the description by the seller... "On the want lists of many collectors, but rarely ever offered. Most seen are very low grade and ugly. Examples in mega high grade like this one here tonight, are very few and far between. Incredible design with a portrait of Lincoln, and nicknamed the "Porthole Note". This spe

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

 

Ungraded notes in my crosshairs

Ungraded notes are sucking your wallet Ungraded notes steal from your pocket. Why would a rare gold certificate from 1882 be ungraded? They are so rare, just about every dealer has seen every one of these notes. I see it all the time, dealers saying, "oh I sold this same note five years ago" The notes are ungraded because experts know they will grade NET. They are able to spot the tiniest flaw that even if an average collector had the note in his hand, he would not be able to tell it was "reto

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/03/2016

Ungraded Notes

Ungraded Notes

They continue to get away with it and the auction house does nothing. Here is a description from a seller that I bought an ungraded note from and it graded out NET 35....The listing is shown below as is a pic from the current listing. The photo has been so manipulated it is almost impossible to see but when you get it in the mail you will DEFINITELY see a horizontal fold. NO NOTE WITH A HORIZONTAL FOLD WILL GRADE ABOVE 35. NONE!!!! Yet, this 100% feedback seller that has glowing feedback from po

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/27/2016

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

Technicolor! Queen of Notes....King of Pain

Technicolor! Queen of Notes....King of Pain

More genius on my part I am a genius. I buy notes graded high and have them regraded, cut their value in half and effectively throw money into the wind. I am clearly a currency genius. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/23/2015

 

Stupid Collectors Buy Ungraded Notes

I am stupid This is the last time, I promise!! I will never be STUPID again. Several Ebay dealers that continuously get 5 star feedback for selling ungraded notes. Probably because the buyer never gets the note graded. I have learned my lesson over and over again that ungraded notes that are rare or valuable are UNGRADED FOR A REASON. These rare or highly desirable notes have probably been looked at and looked at again and again by professionals that know why they should not grade them. THEY A

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/02/2016

Scope Creep

Scope Creep

All Collectors are Victims of Scope Creep That's why PMG, PCGS, Ebay, Heritage love us because our scope creeps beyond our wallet, spouses and our own original design!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/03/2016

Saturday

Saturday

Just throwing out something nice to look at I love it! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/23/2016

 

Same bank Prez at different banks

Happy New Year! I stumbled upon Lawrence and his exquisite signature he was not only representing the bank I collect (Ch#252), but also apparently lived in the neighboring state. I assume bank presidents were equally mobile in the early 20th century, looking for the best job. Looks like he lived in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.   

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

12/30/2019

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01/14/2020

Safety Deposit Box

Safety Deposit Box

The tellers always wonder what is there Wonder what they would think if they knew! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/15/2016

Reverse of Rare Fr-1184

Reverse of Rare Fr-1184

From previous post on Fr-1184 Read previous post on thoughts about low population gold certificates To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/22/2016

Reverse of NET $5 FRN

Reverse of NET $5 FRN

Pinholes is an understatement!! Thanks Pop, bet you never knew this note would be posted on a thing called the internet and potentially bee seen by thousands! RIP To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/21/2016

Reverse of Investment Focus II

Reverse of Investment Focus II

Fr-1197, a note from 1882. Look at the beaut of the reverse. They don't make notes like this anymore. Reverse of a gold certificate with good eye appeal = good investment. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Reverse of Fr-1198 - New Holder

Reverse of Fr-1198 - New Holder

The Fr-1198 has only 39 graded between both the services. The Parker-Burke signature combination from the 1913 series has 21 graded at PMG and 18 graded from PCGS for a grand total of 39 Fr-1184 graded notes. Compare that to the more common Speelman-White signature combo of the 1922 series (Fr-1187) where 3,907 have been graded. Yet, there isn't a great premium between the two? That's why I don't mind owning multiple Fr-1184 notes! One day... To see old comments for this Journal entry, cl

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/27/2016

Reverse of Fr-1197 Seller's Scan

Reverse of Fr-1197 Seller's Scan

This is sellers scan of a note I purchased. The seller tinted the scan with more orange to make the note more presentable. Be careful when you buy gold certificates and be sure to ask. Is this the original scan or did you colorize it? I think my scan is nicer! Seller's Scan. This business is full of tricksters. Rule: buy certified notes that the seller guarantees the scan color has not been altered. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/07/2016

Reverse of $50 Fr-1197- My Scan

Reverse of $50 Fr-1197- My Scan

This is my scan of a note I purchased. The seller tinted the scan with more orange to make the note more presentable. Be careful when you buy gold certificates and be sure to ask. Is this the original scan or di you colorize it? I think my scan is nicer! My scan of the reverse of Fr-1197 $50 Gold Certificate. Next post is the sellers scan. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/07/2016

 

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

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