I’ve been after Tom to sell me his entire lot, or even singles for years. He’s real nice about it, but turns me down every time. The 1963A G-G note with card and envelope above was purchased from a private individual that included this email explaining how she got it.
Good to hear from you.
Here is the story as I remember it ---
Years ago when I worked at Carpenter Paper company in Omaha Nebraska (1985-1989), I took a mill trip up to the Gilbert Paper Mill in Menasha Wisconsin. With me were a few paper clients from Omaha - art studio and ad agency people. The first day we had a thorough tour of the mill, a trip to the cheese farmers market, a wonderful dinner out. The next morning we went back to the mill, had breakfast and then each of us received an Gilbert stationary envelope that contained a $1 bill and the story telling how Gilbert made $1 bills for the government briefly. Great story, great visit.