Submitted by Benny Bolin on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:21pm
In the mid 1800’s, the majority of transactions between the general public and merchants were in sums of less than one dollar, making small change necessary. Prices of things were much less than what they are today. A quarter represented a good deal of money at the time. Three cents could buy you a newspaper or a ride. Five cents would get you a glass of beer and lunch.
Submitted by Pierre Fricke on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 5:44pm
I always enter June with great anticipation of the Memphis International Paper Money Show. This year was no exception, though for the first time, my company’s annual trade show was scheduled in the same week! Luckily that show was mainly centered earlier in the week, with Memphis centered closer to the weekend – so I attended both. This heavy schedule precluded me from building an exhibit for the first time in many years, but I hope to return to the exhibit arena in 2014.
Submitted by Pierre Fricke on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 9:26am
Added a picture of the "finest" (well, maybe) Confederate note! A T-9 PF-12
PCGS Superb Gem New 68 PPQ! See below... There is only one other 68 PPQ CSA note
I know of, the T-66 that sold at the Knight 2012 Memphis auction for $4600. It
had super red color, but not these margins. PMG's highest is 67 EPQ (I've seen
several of those, not quite up to this).
Submitted by Pierre Fricke on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 10:21am
We flew down to Florida the weekend before the big show to escape the cold of New England. We were well greeted by days that were mostly in the low 80s! Joining long time friends in a town outside of Orlando, we caught up with current goings on and prepared for the show. The first order of business was to register ahead of the crowd and look over the fairly extensive offering of Confederate notes.