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coinfrog

I don't own many large nationals, but I had to have this one when it came up a few years ago.  Bought it for the name, but it turns out to be fairly scarce as well.

Comanche is a small town (pop. about 4,300) in east central Texas, founded in 1858 and the county seat of a county with the same name, and of course named for the Native American tribe that once occupied the area.

Comanche is also the name of a famous horse that survived Custer's Last Stand with seven bullet wounds and went on to serve the army for many more years.

I'd grade this as a a solid EF with great paper wave.

Anyone else have a Comanche note?

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The value of anything is what you can sell it for the same day you bought it.
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MEC2
No but I've bid and missed a couple times on a note from Quanah, Texas... I'll let everyone figure that one out...
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MaineJoe
@MEC2 I saw your mild "swing and miss" with my Derby CT last night. Shoulda said something ya know?
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MEC2
That's me, old swing-and-a-miss... that's okay, if it's just a one in a thousand shot, I'll shoot a thousand times, and I'll get me one... I was indeed the underbidder on that note. The second underbidder was another $10 back, so hey, at least I got another $10 for ya! My last win of an auction of yours was back in late 2018... one of my more outstanding pickups, a Southern NB #5195 at a definitely bargain price... rare bank and a note I think looks great in hand for the grade...
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TookyBandit
Excellent Texas National 👏 
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TennisCoach
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I don't own many large nationals, but I had to have this one when it came up a few years ago. Bought it for the name, but it turns out to be fairly scarce as well.
  My thoughts exactly.  
The town of Comanche is also interwoven in the fabric of the old west.  https://www.brownwoodtx.com/lifestyles/article_25a3829c-b5b5-5d57-9224-08d591378cc8.html
If you read the article, it's probably a good idea not to mess with the people of Comanche.  They might have some Keyser Söze DNA
Great looking Comanche note coinfrog!  Looks like we have different cashiers but the same bank President.
I like the story about the horse Comanche, 7 bullets and then re-enlisted; what a trooper!
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tigertrader
Wonderful notes and a cool name! You would think it may be in Oklahoma instead of Texas but I generally like the Indian named towns wherever they are... 
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Texian
Great note! Which, btw, I have been to Comanche several times over the years for meetings, believe it or not, :-)
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Sergei Aleksandrov
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Texian
Not to mention a few others that I can think of off the top of my head with no regard of them having Nationals or not. 
Blessing
Cool
Gun Barrel City
Godley
White Settlement

And the one that I can only wish was a real town name in Texas. "Republic."
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coinfrog

TennisCoach - 

Great Comanche note! I figured if I was going to see another one, it would be here on the PMF.  Ã°Å¸â€˜Â

Thanks for the link - John Wesley Hardin was a nasty customer. The old west bred  a lot of complex characters, including Wyatt Earp, who seems to have been far from a saint.

Incidentally, the horse Comanche was one of only four horses in US history to be given a military funeral with full military honors.  His taxidermy mount stands today at the University of Kansas.

 

The value of anything is what you can sell it for the same day you bought it.
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TennisCoach
With most old west figures they exaggerate the number of men killed.  Billy the kid gunned down 1 man for every year of his life- 21.  Wild Bill Hickok boasting he killed over 100 men.  Historians put Billy somewhere between 3 and 7 and Wild bill has 6 confirmed, suspect 7, but may be as high as 12.  However when it comes to John Wesley Hardin, he has 21 confirmed kills, suspected of at least 8 more and may be as high as 38.  So yeah, he was one dude you did not want to cross paths with.  He was the old west equivalent of a professional athlete with a gun in his hand.  Some guys could unlimber quick, others could hit what they were aiming at- John Wesley could do both with deadly accuracy.  It's too bad he was on the wrong side of the law, probably would've made a hell of a lawman.
  
Wyatt Earp was many things (he ran the entire spectrum)-  he was a farmer, a bootlegger, hauled freight, worked at the railroad camps, horse thief, enforcer at a brothel, town constable, accused of misappropriating public funds (non-elected politician?), buffalo hunter, policeman, pugilist, assistant Deputy, Deputy Marshall, professional gambler, boxing referee, boxing promoter, racehorse trainer, Town & Frontier Marshall.  Most of these occupations require someone to have a bit of a nasty streak, so I would think Wyatt Earp tipped the scale more sinner than saint.  
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Timbuk3
Very nice, thanks for sharing !!! 👍
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staircoins
Love rhe Comanche!

I've owned Pecos TX, which is not all that rare but I think cool anyway, and of course my favorite Stone Fort NB of Nacogdoches TX. 

Lots of great towns in Texas!
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Steve in Tampa

Awesome Comanche note Mr.Frog. Congratulations bud.
My father was stationed at NAS Kingsville, near Corpus Christi, in the late 1950’s. My brother Larry was born there and I picked up this Type II Kingsville Texas National from Sandy at Track & Price.

The King Ranch was established by Captain Richard King in 1853 and grew to over 825K acres, larger than the state of Rhode Island.
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