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Texian
   As some of you may, or may not know, I consider myself, primarily a Texas collector at this point of my life. Of course, I have accumulated various other items over the years. I have a fairly extensive fractional and large size collection. And, to be honest very few obsoletes, other than Texas. Much of it never sees the light of day for decades at a time. So, today, I am casually going through some Louisiana obsoletes that I acquired some 40 years ago as a teen, and had only vaguely glanced at a couple of times over the course of my life. I make a small pile to sell and another, even smaller pile, that I consider to worthless to even bother with. I am putting the cheap stuff back in a dark corner of a random album, but decide to take another look at a Louisiana $2 that I had tossed back, assuming it was some sort of common.
  And this is what I find at Heritage from 2008; Mansfield, LA- Parish of DeSoto $2 April 21, 1862
While two corners are missing, this is a truly rare item which we have never previously encountered. Notes of this design were absent from the 1991 Parish note offering, and we can find no other offerings from here of any comparable item. Fine.
From The Collection of a Louisiana Gentleman.
   
https://currency.ha.com/itm/obsolete-banknotes/mansfield-la-parish-of-desoto-2-april-21-1862/a/456-12877.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515


   Anyway, here is mine. 
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Texian
I guess my point is that it sure is fun to come across something unexpected. I know it isn't super valuable, but still a nice surprise. Now, for your opinions. Would you send it to Heritage or slap a buy it now or auction at ebag?
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EarlySmallSizeFanatic
I am not well versed on these, but nice find. 

Keep it if you like it. You can try eBay or post it here on the forums. 
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YoungCollector
The best thing you should always do - always always always - when you find a rare note is to offer it out first to our fellow forum members.
Then, only if none bite, ask advice on other ways to sell it!!  😉😉😉 
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MEC2
This is the kind of thing I'd likely send to Heritage. Not sure it finds it's niche buyer on eBay. You could always start it with a modest reserve and see what you get on eBay, but I have a feeling this would fit better at Heritage. Then again, half the stuff on Heritage gets immediately flip-listed on eBay by everyone trying to make a buck...
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EyesWideShut
P.M. sent.
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Russell Kaye
Either Ebay or Heritage has access to the big Louisiana buyers. There is one in particular who pays prices that continue to amaze me. I'd put it in Heritage although it won't sell cheap on Ebay. The strong money is there, too.

Yes, DeSoto is a very rare parish. Many of the rarest parish notes come from the Northern part of the state.
Buying, Selling Currency and Sharing Knowledge-Especially Obsoletes.
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