Here are a couple of private "notes" that caught my eye this week, in an article on "carnival money" from Fairbanks, Alaska. The article was published in the July 2013 Alaskan Token Collector and Polar Numismatist, edited by Dick Hanscom.
1917 Fairbanks Charity Social note
1934 Fairbanks Ice Carnival note
Dick Hansom writes:
These are truly rare items as they were only
good for one or two nights. Since they were paper, they were
highly degradable and disposable. That any survived
is quite surprising.
Does anyone have other examples of such carnival money to report?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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