Neil Shafer's "Money of the People" collection is being auctioned by Lyn Knight.
Last week we discussed the book of Rafael Bini's emergency notes from the Chilean revolution of 1891.
Here's another one of the lots, a rare Isle of Man note.
Oval; 70 x 56mm. Part of the series of "Card Money" issued in the Isle of Man during early years of the 19th century. Value on face, sailing ship on back with inscription around. Purchased at least 25 years ago from well-known Michigan collector Richard J. Ford as "possibly unique" at a price of nearly $1000. I have never seen or heard of another, before or since. Surface on face shows signs of handling but overall preservation is excellent, especially on back. This piece should see spirited bidding for many reasons.
To read the complete lot description, see:
NL 5 Shillings 2.1.1812
Neil Shafer adds:
Pam West, Britain's leading banknote dealer, wrote to my son Joel and informed him that with all the research she and others have done to prepare for a forthcoming book on Isle of Man paper money, no one has ever seen or heard of this piece before. In other words, as far as anyone knows it really is unique - a true discovery piece, something very rare in the well-researched British Commonwealth realm. Pam asked for a scan for use in the book.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BINI BOOK OF 1891 CHILEAN REVOLUTION NOTES
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