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  1. Here is a partial list of all the dictators I can think of: Indonesia: Sukarno Iran: Shah Pahlavi Libya: Qaddafi Uganda: Idi Amin Yugoslavia: Josip Tito Zaire: Mobutu Burma: Aung San Central African Republic: Bokassa Republic of China: Chiang Kai-Shek People's Republic of China: Mao Tse-Tung
  2. Hong Kong Pavilion is in Shanghai, Part of the Shanghai World Expo 2010, not in Hong Kong.
  3. The pick numbers are from the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM) by Krause Publications. 5c and 5d refer to different dates of issue: 5c: 1.5.1942, 1.1.1943 5d: 1.7.1948 The date 1943 shown on the atsnotes for 5d is a typo error. According to SCWPM, the relative prices for 5c and 5d in Fine grade are about the same. So I suspect the atsnotes 5d price shown is in error too, probably for XF grade.
  4. Your note is Fine (F) grade. atsnotes listed one for $15 for Fine (F) grade and $80 for Extremely Fine + (XF+) grade Pick 5c 1 $ 1943 ship,island . . . . F 15.00, XF+ 80.00
  5. Erwin, Thank you for the translation. Very interesting.
  6. 355.6 mm by 215.9 mm (14 x 8 1/2 inches) http://tomchao.com/as/phil18.html
  7. hmmmm... interesting. I notice it was wriiten on a piece of paper and then cut and pasted to the back of the note. Part of the letter "y" at the bottom appears to be cut off.
  8. Dave, you're right. There are several signature (or no signature) variations. The following two are currently on Collect Plaza auction. The one with signatures obviously written by hand. The one w/o signatures is listed as possible counterfeit.
  9. Up until I bought the St. Vincent note, the highest price paid was for a Zanzibar 1 Rupee 1920. I bought it from a private collector who had 3 of them for sale, 2 XF in consecutive serial numbers and one VF radar note, all for the same price. I bought one of the XF notes (the one shown on the top) and a dealer bought the other two. The dealer resold them shortly afterward for a nice profit.
  10. Here's a side by side comparison. Genuine one on the left. A counterfeit has a dull look in Britannia eyes, her lower lip not as full, less clarity on the cross at top of her crown, fleur-de-lis on the crown not as well defined, and the marking on the vase and the shadow around it not as dark.
  11. yes, on separate paper glued on. hmmm... maybe the note was worthless back then or maybe he's not a paper money collector.
  12. Thanks, Dave. I wonder why he wrote this info on the back of the note he was selling. Nobody in his right mind would do that.
  13. I have a Isles of France & of Bourbon 500 Livres Tournois 1788 note. This assignat is from the early French revolutionary era, possibly a contemporary counterfeit. There is some writing in the back. I think it's in French. Anybody know what it says?
  14. The only one I know is Gilbraltar 50 Pounds 2006
  15. The blue serial number and the red seal also look faded. A strong indication that the note had been washed.
  16. The note appears cleaner and wringle free. Looks like it had been washed and ironed.
  17. Interesting story, very well written. Thanks for sharing, Art! The $10 1901 note is one of my favorites in my collection. A Gem Uncirculated condition sold for $6325 including buyer's premium at Heritage's September 13, 2009 Internet auction.
  18. Fr. 217 $1 1886 Grade: PCGS VF 35 PPQ This note was originally sold for $650 at Lyn Knight auction on March 19, 2010 See the magical transformation! On April 12, 2010, the same note (look at the serial number) appears on ebay as a High Grade note. eBay auction ends tonight. Current bid $960.00 Beware of unscrupulous sellers! This note apparently had been doctored, passing as higher grade.
  19. Yours truly bought the one you saw at Bowers and Merena. Do post your French West Africa note. Love to see it.
  20. hmmm...you didn't cheat by any chance? Which one is yours?
  21. Mine is Saint Vincent P-S115s $5 1.2.1917 UNC. The note is not the most valuable one in my collection, but certainly the highest price I actually paid. I bought it at a recent auction. Care to guess how much I paid? Do you care to share with us the highest price you paid for a note? Scans of the note?
  22. Yes, a very lucky addtion. I bought it from a non paper money collector about 10 years ago. Originally I thought it must be one of those common replicas. Non of us really knew how much it's worth. He asked for $100. The only other banknote from the first Bank of the United States I've come across is a 1792 $10 note at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit. The note has the same two signatures: G. Simpson and Thomas Willing. See scan below.
  23. The first Bank of the United States (1791-1811) was the first bank chartered by the U. S. Congress. Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton conceived the idea of a central bank, and President George Washington signed the bill into law on February 25, 1791. The bank, serving as quasi central bank of the Unites States, was authorized to issue paper money, to conduct commercial business and to serve as U. S. Treasury's fiscal agent. The bank issued the first "United States" banknotes. Earlier banknotes were chartered either under The Continental Congress (Continental currency) or by the 13 Colonies (Colonial currency). The $50 note shown above was issued on January 16, 1801, exactly midway in the bank's twenty-year charter. Apparently it was redeemed on August 20, 1811 (see endorsement on the back.), just before the bank closed its operation. The first Bank of the United States was headquartered in Philadelphia with branch offices in eight major cities: Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, New York, Norfolk, Washington D. C., Savannah and New Orleans. Thomas Willing, whose signature appears on the note, was the bank's president 1791-1807. Previously, he held offices as President of the Bank of North America, Mayor of Philadelphia, the Secretary to the Congress of Delegates at Albany, and Judge of Pennsylvania Supreme Court. George Simpson, whose signature also appears on the note, was the bank's cashier and in that capacity served as the day-to-day manager of the bank. The bank closed in 1811 when Congress failed to renew its charter. I haven't seen one for sale anywhere to establish a market value. The note is historically significant and probably very rare. My own off the head estimate is $50,000. What do you think?
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