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NJ Obsoletes & Nationals
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stlnats
coinfrog wrote:
I like 'em all too, but tend not to buy below 30/35 and prefer 45 or better.  Always plenty of notes out there in that range regardless of budget! [smile]


I think it's a good idea to get the best note one can but in terms of a minimum grade (VF, XF or whatever) it really depends on what one's interest is/objectives are doesn't it? 

I'd love to have the luxury of limiting my purchases to higher grades - and obviously have some - but I focus on a few specific geographies in depth.  Even on small size sometimes/often the best or even only note may well be a ratty VG or so.  Generally waiting for a nicer example worked out ok, but early on I passed on a couple of St Louis metro smalls with problems and those are still missing in my collection. Now if something fills a "hole" (as I have defined it) I generally do my best to get it and, if necessary, hope to upgrade it later.  Waiting for a better note would result more in an accumulation of nice quality but fairly common notes rather than a meaningful collection.  If I did a type set, trade names or BB $5 layouts my criteria of minimum grade would probably be different (altho the only circus poster BB $5 on MO that I'm aware of is a fine or so).  

While I'm not ecstatic about my charter 28 note I've only had 2 bites at that charter in roughly 30 years of collecting and was basically out of the market when a better one came along. C'est la Vie.


Always interested in St Louis MO & IL metro and Evansville IN paper money, scrip, financial docs, banking ephemera, etc.  Also collect Latvian 1915 - 1940 city and national paper money by block letter/variety
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coinfrog
Well said. Thank goodness we don't all like the same things! [smile]
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Steve in Tampa
Being retired affords me the time to enjoy my collection(s) which includes researching history by scouring the Internet and hunting bank related ephemera. I’m fortunate that the Burgert Brothers settled in Tampa to chronicle through photographs the emergence and growth of the city of Tampa. Many of their photos were colorized and used for postcards and every negative of every photograph is available through the Hillsborough County Public Library. The 1902 $10 FNB Tampa Plain Back is framed below a Burgert Brothers photo of how the bank appeared when the note was in circulation. Next is a colorized postcard of the First National Bank of Tampa and as the city grew, so did the cityscape with taller buildings. The last two photos show the bank building depicted on a souvenir plate and an ashtray that was probably used in the lobby or on an executive’s desk.


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mikelaw
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Jim61
Steve, that is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
Looking for:
Any small size UNC $1 FRN with serial 16977961.
2009 $1 LX end -61 - CU.
1935A $1 CC HAWAII end -61 raw or PCGS CU or better, PMG ok.
World serial 00000061.
World replacements serials ending -61.
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Springfield
Here is one with a cool title 0D80DEC9-48B5-40B6-BA3D-CFCBD291DD0F.png 
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stlnats
Jim61 wrote:
Steve, that is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.


+ several.  

Nice set up of the note and that photo is fantastic.  Thanks for sharing.

Almost any type of bank ephemera really adds context and dimensions to a collection that is missing by focusing on the notes alone.  Even a lowly check can tell a story about the bank and its customers, especially if it has endorsements on the back telling of its travels.  And from a practical standpoint, its usually less expensive and sometimes more available.  I try to keep my purchases to pre-WW II since a lot of my collection resides in boxes in the basement as it is, but there's some great 50's and 60's stuff that was irresistible.

BTW, I think ashtrays of that type were often given to customers as well.   

What fun!


Always interested in St Louis MO & IL metro and Evansville IN paper money, scrip, financial docs, banking ephemera, etc.  Also collect Latvian 1915 - 1940 city and national paper money by block letter/variety
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coinfrog

Steve in Tampa wrote:
Being retired affords me the time to enjoy my collection(s) which includes researching history by scouring the Internet and hunting bank related ephemera. I’m fortunate that the Burgert Brothers settled in Tampa to chronicle through photographs the emergence and growth of the city of Tampa. Many of their photos were colorized and used for postcards and every negative of every photograph is available through the Hillsborough County Public Library. The 1902 $10 FNB Tampa Plain Back is framed below a Burgert Brothers photo of how the bank appeared when the note was in circulation. Next is a colorized postcard of the First National Bank of Tampa and as the city grew, so did the cityscape with taller buildings. The last two photos show the bank building depicted on a souvenir plate and an ashtray that was probably used in the lobby or on an executive’s desk.


Does the third pic show a refaced, built-up structure or an entirely new one?

 

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Steve in Tampa

The third photo shows a colorized imagine of the new building in the same location as the original smaller building. These show the new construction and the finished building which began in 1925 and was finished the following year.

Once again, thanks to the Burgert Brothers and Hillsborough County Public Library.

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coinfrog
That's the missing link, thanks!
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Scooter1
Steve, excellent note , photo, and bank memorabilia 👍👍 and isn’t retirement wonderful ❗️

And nice.notes everyone, great thread 😁
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coinfrog
Interesting how the architects replicated the original narrow, high arched windows on the side elevation of the new building.
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Steve in Tampa

My Mom & Dad were both born, raised and went to school in Germantown, a suburban neighborhood of Philadelphia. They were also married there and my older brother and I were also born there. 

 

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coinfrog
Nice example, Stever.
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mebid2much
coinfrog wrote:
Nice example, Stever.

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MEC2

I thought that name sounded familiar, got one of those too, and it's a $10, so why not...

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Springfield
My entry:


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Steve in Tampa

This little town in Colorado, with just under 4,000 residents is where one of my younger brothers and his family call home. I asked him once how he would describe the landscape and climate and he replied “High Plains”. One of two Charters awarded to Rocky Ford banks, the other one being Charter 7082, the FNB of Rocky Ford.


Let’s see if MEC2 has this.

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coinfrog
Most attractive.  A surprising number of notes survive from this small bank.
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mvnb767355
Steve...is Superior still out there?  Their website isn't working for me.

Looking for Missouri Nationals/NW Missouri/SW Iowa
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coinfrog
Surely they are long gone.
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MEC2
No, but I will see you with a Beaverdale... and raise with a Shickshinny... alas my Blue Earth is unscanned so I cannot uncork that one...

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coinfrog
Tough bank, congrats! [thumb]
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