The note listed in the "Special Presentation Copy" you received from Mr. Shafer and Mr. Mitchell can also be found in George Wait's 1976 book, New Jersey's Money. The last chapter in his book lists the known (at the time) issuers of depression scrip from the state.
Joe Boling writes:
Several of Fred Schwan's special editions have notes mounted in them. Ditto Gene Hessler's special editions. There was a Greek catalog published after WWII that was completely illustrated with actual notes (25 of them - but with half-tones of the coins).
Near the end of the productions, one note was exhausted, so copies of that note had to be printed to glue into the book. That note now appears in dealer junk boxes as a replica/counterfeit (in black and white half-tone - it would fool nobody).
The book is Historical collections: Financial breakdown of Greece--April 1941-November 1944, published by The Establishment of Mining Credit Corporation, Athens, no date, no author. I don't know how many editions it went through. The one in front of me is a fifth edition piece, and it has all original notes in it.
Dave Lange writes:
My copy of Fred Reed's book Show Me the Money! came with a piece of stage money tipped in.
David Gladfelter writes:
My copy of Fred Reed’s book Show Me The Money has a piece of movie money laid in – this was a special promotion when the book came out. Some of the sample books of the American Bank Note Co. and National Bank Note Co. included proofs of bank notes, but these aren’t exactly “catalogs.”
In this category too are the fractional currency presentation books described by Martin Gengerke in the ANA Centennial Anthology,
If you count reprints of currency then consider the Woodbury & Co. reprint of the “Great Locofoco Juggernaut” satirical note included in a book on this topic, which sometimes brings more by itself than when included in the book. Nolie Mumey’s book Colorado Territorial Scrip also has a reprint of a Clark Gruber & Co. note. These last two may be worth half credit?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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