Sunday, March 31, 2013

More Stock and Currency Match-Ups

I thought I would list a couple more railroad stocks and currency from the same companies.
Both these stock and currency issues are from the Civil War period. If you are interested in the Civil War railroads two books I can recommend that cover the Confederate railroads are "The Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C. Black III really a classic on the subject and "Railroads of the Civil War" by Michael Leavy. Both books are on amazon. Click the titles for links.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Archives International Auction is up.


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It looks like 82 US rails offered and there are some proofs and specimens that look interesting. Specimens and proofs are always on my radar screen.The starting bids generally look reasonable.

Faked Stock



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Fortunately Scripophily does not have the number of dishonest people doing business as does coin or currency collecting. Here is one of my early mistakes. I made the mistake of not checking Terry Cox website very well. Didn't pay much for it thou. It's looks like an issued piece dated 1901. The only problem with the date is the bond was issued in 1915. The crook should of checked out Cox too. I learned my lesson. If any one is interested in this unissued piece let me know.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sell or Trade

 
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It's time for some spring cleaning and reducing some inventory. I will be listing some items that may be interesting to collectors. This first piece is a cylinder die from the American Bank Note Company for the Chicago and Rock Island Railway. A cylinder die was used to transfer an engraving from a master plate to a printing plate. A master plate was placed in a transfer press and heavy pressure was put on the cylinder and pressed on the harden master plate. The cylinder is then case-hardened and used to transfer the image to a printing plate. The printing plate is then harden and then it is used to do the printing.