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18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency

Auction:
2482
Lot:
25
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency, "BENJAMIN NURSE BOSTON 1743" folding wallet with embossed scroll borders, gilt embossed lettering, (tears), 3 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.; together with eleven printed paper currency notes, nine from Rhode Island, one of each dated 1780: eight dollars, seven dollars, five dollars, four dollars, three dollars, two dollars, one dollar; two dated 1786: thirty shillings and forty shillings; two printed currency notes from Boston dated 1779: four shillings, three shillings and six pence.
Estimate $300-500

There are three tears in the leather on the exterior corners of the wallet.

Keywords

BENJAMIN NURSE, Rhode Island, British shilling coin, Wallet

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