The Numismatic Bibliomania Society

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V14 2011 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE

The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 42, October 9, 2011, Article 7

NORTH CAROLINA STATE TREASURY NOTE SIGNATURE IDENTIFIED

Last week Paul Horner submitted this question about a hard-to-read signature. -Editor

1862 10 cents very odd signature

The attached is an image of a genuine 1862 10 cents North Carolina State Treasury note. I would like any readers ideas as to what the signed name is. I have never seen another note with a signature like this.

1862 10 cents very odd signature cropped

Paul writes:

Thanks for posting the images of the odd signature on the North Carolina note. It didn't take long for someone to decipher it. On Monday John MacVean e-mailed me that the signature appears to read "Eugene Newman M.D." I agree with him. I have no idea who "Eugene Newman MD is or was, but I would call it a "vanity autograph" on a remainder note and not a contemporary signer. E-Sylum readers are the best! I puzzled over it for a long time, and then the answer arrived in one day.

I don't think I could have guessed that one in a million years. Thanks! -Editor


Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
NBS (coinbooks.org) Web

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor at this address: whomren@gmail.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V14 2011 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE

Copyright © 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster
coin