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Page, Bacon & Co. Banking Exchanges & COD, Sacramento, Gold Rush [155399]

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Paper Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 800.00 USD
Page, Bacon & Co. Banking Exchanges & COD, Sacramento, Gold Rush [155399]
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Lot of 4. All issued during the Gold Rush. Page & Bacon were a St. Louis firm that established a presence in California during the Gold Rush. When the St. Louis branch failed in 1855, it caused a run on the SF bank in February which had shockwaves for other banks and businesses in California. 1) First of Exchange. Sacramento City, April 26th, 1855 (after the bank had failed). Issued to A Topping for $200. Stamp and pen cancelled with many notations on reverse. Blue print and allegorical vignette. Printed by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. 4 x 8.5" 2) the SF bank in February which had shockwaves for other banks and businesses in California. 1) First of Exchange. Sacramento City, April 16th, 1855 (after the bank had failed). Issued to A Topping for $50. Blue print and allegorical vignette. Printed by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. 4 x 8.5" 3) Pictorial certificate of deposit. Dateline Sacramento, July 10th, 1854. Frederick Croissant has deposited $125. Signed by teller Geo. Howell. Two vignettes: bank building and allegorical scene. Lecount & Strong, Lith by Britton & Rey. 3 x 7.5" Trimmed, heavy staining. 4) Different deposit form. Dateline Sacramento, March 1st, 1855 (just after bank failure). Brooks & Doyle have deposited $600, secured by a bond issued Feb. 26th, 1855 (bank failure). 4 x 7.5" Folds, missing one corner, soiling.

Date: 1854-55
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Sacramento
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