OLD SCRIPT NOTES

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OLD SCRIPT NOTES

#1 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:57 am

I will be the first to admit I KNOW NOTHING about notes.
My elderly next door neighbor gave me some 'old notes' to look at.
I have no idea where to begin, or even look at/for.
Now, her father was a very prominant banker in the 50-60's, no bs guy, straight shooter, & she got these in the 'will'. This alone leads me to think they are not fakes/knockoffs. I will have to get them out, & scope them. Where do I start?



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#2 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:39 am

I would just take images and not use a scope since they're not like coins, of course. I would just start with the earliest dates.

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#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:23 pm

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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:30 pm

From what I am seeing here, these are facsimile reproductions or copies, the paper isn't correct in colors, and the ink hasn't turned brownish. The ink used during this time had iron in it and it would "rust> over time and turn partially or mostly brown. I bet these are a bit rigid in their feel where as a original script would be more supple.

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#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Thanks Daniel,
I did peek at them under the scope, of course,....I don't know PM, but I do know what a fountain pen looks like on parer/rag.
'Truckstop' Script.

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#6 Unread post by 2centsal » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:43 am

I've seen those before. I think they were printed during the Revolutionary War, correct me if I wrong . I'll look at the picture up close again but like Daniel said they could be Repo's . I know their rare and only experts would truly be able to tell you what they are.
Paul, what does they paper feel like ? Does it feel like common paper like we have today or doe it have a Cotton feel ? I would bring them to a GOOD Coin Expert . Not just some " Joe Shmo " that owns a Coin store down the street . It help if he's got a lot of experience in Currency also. There's so many Counterfeiting of this kind of thing ,it's hard to say .What I don't understand is why their not in any kind of Protective Holders . Their falling apart which tells me they could be real. If they were fakes they wouldn't be so crude looking but I'm not sure about the Printing either.

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#7 Unread post by 2centsal » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:04 am

Daniel, you may very well be right about the ink thing. I would say differently if the were in holders and laminated but they don't look like they were taken care of at all . I did find a site that explains a little about the kind of Currency . Maybe the Editor of the article may be able to point you in the right direction. I also found a lot of Pic to look at to maybe ID them .
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54033.asp

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... y+currency

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#8 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:38 pm

I have enough experience with notes to determine if these are fakes not, if the ink wasn't so black, and the paper didn't look "modern" then he would need to consult an expert on their value and protect them. The notes are even turning color around the edges which means they have chemicals that wasn't used in the original script notes, since they don't turn brown around the edges and the print isn't that dark and bold on Colonial Currency either. I have just seen too many reproductions.

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#9 Unread post by 2centsal » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:59 am

So you think their just Novelty Notes or Repo's to fool someone ?

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#10 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:02 am

Actually they're novelty notes sold at gift shops or at a historical event, I have seen such items for sell at places like this. They do fool people and should have facsimile on them somewhere, but don't know if they were created to intentionally fool people.

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