United States Stamps and Currency, featuring the Gerald Nylander Collection
August 22, 2023

Our August 22, 2023 United States auction features the Gerald Nylander Collection of Washington-Franklins, with an emphasis on Proofs, Essays, errors and varieties. Many of the items in this collection are unique and are the basis of some of the illustrations in Scott Specialized Catalogue. Gerald was a consummate stamp collector, contributor to the Scott Catalogue, author of many articles and frequent exhibitor (Essays, Trial Colors and Proofs 1908-1917; Postal Rates, Foreign Destinations and others). His collection also includes U.S. Banknotes and Currency. He was a member of the Collectors Club of Chicago and many other philatelic societies. In addition the sale includes Regular Issues, Air Post, Offices in China and more

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Lot #5381
UNITED STATES CURRENCY NOTES Legal Tender Issues (United States Notes)
1869 $1 George Washington, Legal Tender note (Fr.18), signed Allison, Spinner, Choice About New, PCGS 58PPQ. (The 1869 Series of Legal Tender Notes are among the most desirable issues in all of American federal currency. Instantly recognizable by their beautiful hues of green, blue and red, bills from this series are popularly referred to as "Rainbow Notes." The $1 offered here portrays George Washington within an oval frame at center. The portrait was engraved by Alfred Sealey and was based on the famous painting by Gilbert Stuart. At left is the vignette Columbus in Sight of Land as engraved by Joseph P. Ourdan. Green tints are seen along the top border of the design and a green serial number panel is to the lower left. A large red spiked Treasury Seal is at right. The serial numbers are in red and found to the lower left and upper right. The type features the engraved signatures of Treasury officials Allison and Spinner at the bottom left and right respectively. The back is intricately printed in green with the imprint of the National Bank Note Company at bottom center)
Catalog #18
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