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Posted 11/30/2020   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one may be less interesting to philatelic collectors, but it is now my earliest bank check. You don't see many from the 1820s and this one is engraved, which is even less common.



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Posted 12/01/2020   07:28 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely! I've not seen one that early with ornate engraving.
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Posted 12/01/2020   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's no printer's imprint on that check, but it probably came from Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co. They had a very distinctive style of ornamentation (no lathework, all hand engraved). If anyone can match up the lady in the boat, let me know.
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Posted 12/01/2020   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't the JP & S, No 2 at the bottom right of the lathework an imprint?
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Posted 12/02/2020   11:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
JP&S stands for John Pratt & Sons, I think, which appears to be the banking house.
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