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BERKSHIRE HILLS, OIL ON CANVAS, George Inness (1825-1894), Painted circa 1846-47, (46.5 x 66 in. (118.1 x 167.6 cm.).

Provenance: (Possibly) S.A. Coale, Jr., St. Louis, Missouri.

(Possibly) American Art Galleries, New York, S.A. Coale, Jr. Sale, 18 April 1894, lot 49

George A. Hearn, New York, by 1901

American Art Association, New York, Hearn Estate Sale, 25 February 1918, lot 128

[With]Otto Bernet, New York

Mrs. John A. Beach, Greenwich, Connecticut

Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 23 February 1955, lot 46

King Cole Restaurant, Dayton, Ohio

[With]Peter Schweller Fine Arts, New York, 2000

Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, 2000

Christie's, New York, 19 May 2005, lot 91

Acquired by the present owner from the above

Literature: C.H. Caffin, American Masters of Painting: Being Brief Appreciations of Some American Painters, 1913, n.p., illustrated.

Catalogue of the Collection of Foreign and American Paintings Owned by Mr. George A. Hearn, New York, 1908, pp. xiii, 162, no. 202, illustrated.

Daingerfield, Fifty Paintings by George Inness, 1913, p. 9, pl. 1, illustrated.

R. Cortissoz, "Field of Art," Scribner's Magazine, vol. 77, no. 4, April 1925, pp. 441, 446, illustrated.

R.H. Gabriel, ed., Pageant of America, vol. 3, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926, p. 76, fig. 153, illustrated.

The Index of Twentieth Century Artists, vol. 4, no. 3, December 1936, p. 359.

E. McCausland, "The Early Inness," American Collector, vol. 15, no. 4, May 1946, p. 7.

L. Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, p. 14, no. 44, illustrated.

The Berkshire Museum, A Return to Arcadia: Nineteenth Century Berkshire County Landscapes, exhibition catalogue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1990, pp. 35, 38, 83, no. 31.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, A Walk in the Country: Inness and the Berkshires, exhibition catalogue, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2005, p. 24.

M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, pp. 54-55, no. 15, illustrated.

Exhibited: New York, Lotos Club, American Paintings from the Collection of Mr. George A. Hearn, March 30-April 2, 1901, no. 23 (erroneously dated 1858).

Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, The Inaugural Loan Collection of Paintings, May 31-July 1, 1905, no. 188.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, The Berkshire Museum, and elsewhere, A Return to Arcadia: Nineteenth Century Berkshire County Landscapes, March 30-July 1, 1990, no. 31.

Williamstown, Massachusetts, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, A Walk in the Country: Inness and the Berkshires, February 6-April 17, 2005.

Sold at Christie's Auction February 26, 2014.

Estimate: $40,000-60,000

Price Realized: $47,500


A CHINESE EXPORT MANDARIN PALETTE PUNCH BOWL, CIRCA 1775, enameled with figures on a terrace within blue and white borders, 10.25 in. (26cm.) diameter.

Sold at Christie's Auction February 19-20, 2014.

Estimate: $1,200-1,800

Price Realized: $2,750


A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE LARGE PUNCH BOWL, CIRCA 1760,

decorated with figures in landscapes within cartouches, 15.25 in. (38.7cm.) diameter.

Sold at Christie's Auction February 19-20, 2014.

Estimate: $2,500-3,500

Price Realized: $4,750


A LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT SQUARE ROULEAU VASES,decorated with figures in daily pursuits within cartouches, 22in. (55.9cm.) high (2).

Sold at Christie's Auction February 19-20, 2014.

Estimate: $2,500-3,500

Price Realized: $6,875


A SET OF FOUR EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, CIRCA 1810, 30in. (76cm.) high (4).

Sold at Christie's Auction February 19-20, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Price Realized: $10,625


A QUEEN ANNE CHERRY WOOD HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, PROBABLY NORTHAMPTON OR SPRINGFIELD, MA, LATE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER, 96.25 in. (244.5cm.) high, 41 in. (104cm.) wide, 21 in. (53cm.) deep.

Sold at Christie's Auction February 19-20, 2014.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $8,125


PAINTED DRY SINK, American, 19th century. Old green paint, of rectangular form having one shelf over the basin above two panel cabinet doors. 37.25"h. 33.5"W. 17.75"d.

Bright green paint over reddish brown; back splash and walls of old tan; victorian latch; back has tin strips over spaces between boards; minor edge damage to feet; pine wood.

Sold at Garth's Auction February 7, 2014.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $1,080


MOCHA SUGAR BOWL, English, 1st half 20th century. Covered sugar bowl in buff with double handles and pulled glazing, 4.5"h.

Damage and repair to lid, base chips and hairline.

Sold at Garth's Auction February 7, 2014.

Estimate: $50-150

Price Realized: $7,200


EARLY LANTERN, American, 1840-50. Lantern with blown clear globe, punched tin base and top with handle, including burner. 14.5"h. globe approximately 6.5"diameter.

Sold at Garth's Auction February 7, 2014.

Estimate: $150-250

Price Realized: $480


FEDERAL SUGAR CHEST, American, 19th century, maple. Having a hinged lid opening to a fitted interior over the conforming case above a single drawer raised on square tapering legs. 35.5"h. 25.75"w. 17.25"d.

Most likely cherry with poplar secondary. Heavy refinish; the lid has a one inch repair on the front edge that runs the width of the front, along with a repair to the proper right front leg, both repairs appear to be walnut rather then cherry; the lid has several scorch marks with some loss along with the bread board ends being cut down in length; staining to the feet and interior; a few modern nails added to the hinges into the lid with one hinge possibly replaced; the drawer has also had some added modern nails and has been trimmed down on the sides to prevent rubbing.

Sold at Garth's Auction February 7, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,880


CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD OPIUM BED, 19th century, with an endless knot lattice work design which incorporates various other auspicious symbols, woven rattan platform, hollow feet span the width and enclose drawers at one side. H: 99, W: 88, D: 60 in. (overall).

Various small chips, caning likely redone. One carved stretcher at canopy has some breaks. Mostly intact.

Sold at Freeman's Auction February 25, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $24,375


PAIR OF CONTINENTAL FIGURAL BRASS CANDLESTICKS, possibly Dutch, late 16th/early 17th century, H: 8.5, W: 3.375 in.

Cast to depict a man and woman with arm extended holding candlecups with extraction holes, supported on circular dished bases.

Sold at Freeman's Auction February 25, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,048


LARGE FRENCH BAROQUE STYLE WOVEN WOOL TAPESTRY, 18th century, H: 74, W: 62 in. (framed). The framed rectangular panel woven to depict a warrior on horseback, enclosed within a baroque style border with classical figures and fruit clusters, in a custom giltwood frame.

PROVENANCE: Estate Antique & Oriental Rug Gallery, Philadelphia

Property of a Main Line lady

Sold at Freeman's Auction February 25, 2014.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $8,750


STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY PEARLWARE LION FIGURINE, England, late 18th century, depicting a lion with one paw resting on an orb, on a rectangular plinth, polychrome enamel decoration, (imperfections), ht. 9 1/4, lg. 13, wd. 5 5/8 in.

Sold at Skinner's Auction February 24, 2014.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,197


AMETHYST PRESSED GLASS TULIP VASE, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1845-65, scalloped rim on paneled bowl on an octagonal base, (minor chips), ht. 10 in.

Sold at Skinner's Auction February 24, 2014.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $1,512


PAIR OF PAINT DECORATED AND GILDED FANCY CHAIRS, Massachusetts, c. 1805-20, the cresting with drapery centering leafage above an urn, (paint loss), ht. 34.5, seat ht. 17.5 in.

Literature: For an identical chair, see Dean Fales, American Painted Furniture 1660-1880, pp. 146-47, figure 238.

Sold at Skinner's Auction February 24, 2014.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $6,300


MOCHA WARE PEPPER POT, Multi-color banded pot, approximately 4.5" high. Condition: Good.

Sold at John McInnis Auctions February 22, 2014.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,200 (does not include buyer's premium)


NEW ENGLAND PAINT DECORATED WALL SHELF, 19th century with 20th c. paint, of whale-tail form with four graduated shelves, the surface finely grain and sponge paint decorated in yellows, reds, greens, 32.5 x 26 x 9 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $1,200 (does not include buyer's premium)


PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE PAINTED STEPBACK CUPBOARD, late 18th century, pine, two-piece form, the upper section with eight light enclosing a shelved interior featuring a plate rail and spoon slots. The lower section has two lipped drawers over two paneled doors, applied black painted bracket foot base, 76 x 52 x 19.5 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $3,200 (does not include buyer's premium)


NEW ENGLAND PAINT DECORATED BLANKET CHEST, early 19th century, white pine, decorated with pale graining over which dark blue or red wavy lines and dots have been painted, breadboard molded lid with snipe hinges, single drawer, bootjack ends, no till, 32.5 x 38 x 16.5 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $2,300 (does not include buyer's premium)


ELI TERRY PILLAR & SCROLL CLOCK, early 19th century, mahogany veneers with inlay, stenciled paper face with Roman numerals, time and chime apertures, weight driven movement, reverse painting of a garden with urns. Key present, 31.5 x 16.75 x 4.25 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $2,300 (does not include buyer's premium)


AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE LINEN PRESS, late 18th century, probably New Jersey, two-part form, cherry, white pine secondary, the top features an ogee and cove molded cornice, above shaped and molded paneled doors enclosing a four-shelf interior, flanked by applied molding to the stiles, over a base with three lipped drawers, on spurred bracket foot base, 77.25 x 50 x 18.5 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $3,200 (does not include buyer's premium)


CHIPPENDALE TIGER MAPLE SEMI-TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS, Connecticut, late 18th century, strong tiger maple, with chestnut and white pine secondary woods, top with applied molded edge, two over four lipped graduated drawers, side panels form the tall feet with an applied bracket foot facing, the base with decorative applied molding.?48 x 38 x 18.5 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $3,800 (does not include buyer's premium)


KENTUCKY SUGAR CHEST, circa 1840s, cherry, with pine secondary wood, dovetailed case, lid with breadboard ends, two section interior, case set into a base with single drawer and attractive reeded and tapered legs, 34 x 29 x 17 in.

Provenance: From the Single-Owner Collection of Arthur and Gretchen St. John.

Sold at Leland Little Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $25-10,000

Price Realized: $4,200 (does not include buyer's premium)


FRANCIS SARTORIUS I (1734-1804) OIL ON CANVAS, British, 18th century. An oil on canvas of a match race at Newmarket, by Francis Sartorius I (1734-1804). The forward rider bears the colors of the Earl Fitzwilliam; 18.75 x 31.75 in.

Notes: The Sartorius family were the leading equine artists in England for several generations. Francis, son of John Sartorius, made his career painting for the aristocratic families in English racing. A few of his clients were the Dukes of Grafton, the Marquis of Rockingham, the Dukes of Cumberland and the Earls Fitzwilliam.  A contemporary of George Stubbs, ARA, Sartorius was a prolific and popular painter. He produced more portraits of the famous race-horse "Eclipse" during the zenith of his fame than all other contemporary artists together. Equine paintings of Francis Sartorius I were included in exhibitions both at the Royal Academy and at the Society of Artists, London.

Literature: F. Sartorius, the elder (ArtNet)

Budd, Graham. Racing Art and Memorbilia-A celebration of  the Turf, 2003, pp. 36, 38, 101

Gilbey, Sir Walter. Animal Painters of England from the year 1650, volume 2., pre-1923 historical edition, pub. 2003.

Francis Sartorius, Wikipedia

Provenance: From the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, to the Patrick Rick Gallery, London, sold at Christie's London, 1945, lot 133, to Elizabeth Simpson, Lexington KY, purchased by Claude Trapp, Lexington, KY, by descent to the Trapp heirs.

Sold at Cowan's Auction February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

Price Realized: $19,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


ANDREW CLEMENS SAND BOTTLE, Andrew Clemens (American, 1857-1894), ca 1880. A Clemens sand bottle with an American spread-winged eagle underneath a flag of 37 stars on one side, the other having a a floral garland and a dedication in colored sand Presented by / Matt / to / His Aunt Elen and layered, colored sands in geometric borders, label on the bottom is almost entirely intact; ht. 7 in.

Sold at Cowan's Auction February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $16,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY COURTING MIRROR, c.1768, From the Hoopes Family, Downingtown, PA. 19h.x10.5"w."

Sold at Wiederseim Associates February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $1,500 (does not include buyer's premium)


YELLOW PINE JOINT STOOL, 18th/19th c., with a molded rectangular top and baluster turned legs. 23h., top 21"x14".

Sold at Wiederseim Associates February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $150-200

Price Realized: $3,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


RARE HOLLOW CAST CHALKWARE SEATED CAT, 19th c., with original smoke decoration. 13h.x7"w.x7"d."

Sold at Wiederseim Associates February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $750-1,000

Price Realized: $2,500 (does not include buyer's premium)


JAMES WESTHALL FORD (PENNSYLVANIA, 1794-1866), OIL ON CANVAS, portrait of dark-haired woman. Signed lower left "JW Ford". 30" x 25.25".

Sold at Briggs Auction February 22, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $1,800 (does not include buyer's premium)


FRAMED 18TH CENTURY CHARGE OF THE DELAWARE BAY AND RIVER. From the original by Mr. Fisher of Philadelphia, 1776. 22" x 29".

Sold at Briggs Auction February 22, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-1,750

Price Realized: $1,800 (does not include buyer's premium)


FRAMED 18TH CENTURY PLAN OF THE CITY AND ENVIRONS OF PHILADELPHIA. WM Faden, March 12, 1777, London. Prominently features engraved view of the Philadelphia statehouse. The earliest known printed view of this historic landmark. 26" x 19".

Sold at Briggs Auction February 22, 2014.

Estimate: $3,500-4,000

Price Realized: $4,600 (does not include buyer's premium)


CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY LOWBOY, with a molded and shaped top. One-over-three drawers, scalloped skirt, shell carved knees, and cabriole legs terminating in duck feet. 31" tall x 34-1/2" wide x 22" deep.

Sold at Briggs Auction February 22, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,000

Price Realized: $7,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


AARON WILLARD FEDERAL MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK, 19th century. Roxbury style case on ogee feet with brass fluted columns. Fretwork top, painted moon-phase dial, signed "Aaron Willard". Descended in the family of Rev. Lancelot Byrd Minor. 8'2" tall. 14.5" waist.

Sold at Briggs Auction February 22, 2014.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $17,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


CHILD WITH BIRD (AMERICAN SCHOOL) OIL ON CANVAS, 19th Century, 36 x 24 in. (42 x 30 in.)

Provenance: Childs Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Private Collection.

Sold at Grogan and Company February 23, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $4,500 (does not include buyer's premium)


COLONIAL CURRENCY, GA. 1778 $20 PMG Choice Unc-64.

FAMOUS SIGNERS ON COLONIAL CURRENCY, May 4, 1778 "Rattlesnake" Seal Note PMG Choice CU-64 Signed "William Few" Georgia Signer of the Constitution.

WILLIAM FEW, JR. (1748 -1828). Signer of the Constitution of the United States. American Politician, Businessman and Farmer, a Founding Father of the United States, representing the State of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention.

State of Georgia. May 4, 1778. Twenty Dollars. "Coiled Rattlesnake" Seal Vignette. PMG graded Choice Uncirculated-64. Fr. GA-122. This exceptional Revolutionary War period Georgia note has four large to huge margins that frame the bold black and red printed text and designs. In fact, the paper retains significant amounts of its original press text embossing, attesting to its full originality.

These Bills of Credit were funded "out of the Monies arising from the Sales of forfeited (Tory) Estates." Five fresh, bold brown ink signatures include; Charles Kent, William Few (Signer US Constitution), William Maxwell, William O'Bryen, and Nehemiah Wade, each adding to the very impressive eye appeal. Overall, this note is boldly printed in rich red and black on period watermarked laid paper that shows significant original embossing of the original press bed type still within. The blue "Coiled Rattlesnake" Seal is very clear, nicely detailed and well embossed.

William Few, Jr. (June 8, 1748 – July 16, 1828) was an American politician and a farmer, and a businessman and a Founding Father of the United States. William represented the U.S. state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention. Born into a poor yeoman farming family, Few achieved both social prominence and political power later in life.

Exhibiting those characteristics of self-reliance vital for survival on the American frontier, he became an intimate of the nation's political and military elite. The idea of a rude frontiersman providing the democratic leaven within an association of the rich and powerful has always excited the American imagination, nurtured on stories of Davy Crockett. In the case of the self-educated Few, that image was largely accurate.

Few's inherent gifts for leadership and organization, as well as his sense of public service, were brought out by his experience in the American Revolutionary War. Important in any theater of military operations, leadership and organizational ability were particularly needed in the campaigns in the south where a dangerous and protracted struggle against a determined British invader intimately touched the lives of many settlers. Few's dedication to the common good and his natural military acumen quickly brought him to the attention of the leaders of the Patriot cause, who eventually invested him with important political responsibilities as well.

The war also profoundly affected Few's attitude toward the political future of the new nation, transforming the rugged frontier individualist into a forceful exponent of a permanent union of the states. Men of his stripe came to realize during the years of military conflict that the rights of the individual, so jealously prized on the frontier, could be nurtured and protected only by a strong central government accountable to the people. This belief became the hallmark of his long public service. (From Wikipedia)

Sold at Early American Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $4,000-4,500

Price Realized: $4,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


COLONIAL CURRENCY, GA, 1778 UNCUT PAIR $30 & $40.

Georgia Currency

Gem CU Uncut Original Pair of Uncirculated Georgia May 4, 1778 "Boar Charging a Spear" & "Dove & Sword"

State of Georgia. May 4, 1778. Uncut Original Pair. Thirty Dollars "Boar Charging a Spear" & Forty Dollars "Dove & Sword" vignette types. Serial numbers 1166 & 1167. Both Choice to Gem Crisp Uncirculated.

Fr. GA-123. This very rare, highly impressive Uncut Pair are boldly printed in red and black. Each note has nice centering and is sharply printed on bright, clean laid period paper. The reverse side is free of notations and all distractions. The "Boar Charging a Spear" and "Dove & Sword" Seal vignettes are superbly impressed and deeply printed in rich deep blue with every tiny detail distinct and sharp. The historic Revolutionary War theme mottos, as translated from the printed Latin read, "Either death or victory is pleasing" and "Either peace or war, prepared for both."

The left border designs are very different and this Uncut Pair displays that difference beautifully. The $30 has a block with the Red imprint "State of Georgia" whereas the $40 displays a very large ornate Script style Blue printed "GEORGIA." All five signatures are boldly and well written in deep brown ink on each note including: William Maxwill, Charles Kent, Richard Wylly, William O'Brian and Nehemiah Wade. The $30 has a trace of faint outer edge margin handling, well away from the printed portions. Both have such sharply printed text and designs that significant amounts of original press text embossing is present within the paper, attesting to their originality. This is a marvelous original Pair of Georgia notes, listed on page 455 of the Newman reference, with values in grades only up to Extremely Fine. This rare Pair is certainly worth a considered premium over each individual notes typical value. An exciting, gorgeous Uncut Original Pair of May 4, 1778 Georgia Colonial notes that appears vivid Gem Uncirculated in its eye appeal.

Sold at Early American Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $9,000-12,000

Price Realized: $8,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


COLONIAL CURRENCY, MD. OCTOBER 1, 1748. NEW BILL.

Maryland Currency

Exceedingly Rare October 1, 1748 Maryland Note

Maryland. October 1, 1748, 2s6d. "New Bill" Issue. Conservation and backed. PASS-CO graded Very Fine-20.

Less than a handful of notes are thought to exist from this entire third Maryland issue.This is a whole and complete, solid appearing note of this exceedingly rare, early Maryland currency issue. Uniface in design, it has been completely backed long ago, likely around 1913 as this note was once owned by F.C.C. Boyd and has pencil notations (likely his) on that thin card backing.

There is a very large top sheet margin, the other three remain full, as issued. The text remains mostly bold black with light, even brown signatures and serial number present, with some expert scattered conservation. The words "New Bill" being written in bold brown ink and remains very sharp and distinct. Signers include; Charles Hamond, Richard Gordon and George Steuart. In Eric P. Newman's reference, "The Early Paper Money of America" notes of this issue are not priced in any grade, due to their extreme rarity. An important opportunity for Maryland, Colonial currency and rarity specialists.

Sold at Early American Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-10,000

Price Realized: $5,500 (does not include buyer's premium)


COLONIAL CURRENCY, MA, June 20, 1744. 48s RARITY.

Massachusetts Currency

Massachusetts June 20, 1744 Four Pence PMG EF-40 The Sole & Finest PMG Certified On This Entire Issue

Province of Massachusetts-Bay. June 20, 1744. Four Pence. Copper-plate Engraved. Genuine Original Issue. Restoration. Net graded PMG Extremely Fine-40.

Fr. MA-122. This bold, beautifully printed note is fully authentic. This original, as issued note is very impressive, on period laid paper, nicely signed by "J. Jeffries" and "S.(amuel) Watts." Its face side is remarkably bold, printed in deep black. It is very clean in appearance, with sharp crisp text and design features. The reverse shows slightly more overall wear. There is deft conservation with removal of a paper reinforcement from the centerfold. One of only a handful known, inclusive of all denominations and grades on this issue. Only the Second Genuine Four Pence denomination we know to exist. This rare June 20, 1744 note is One of Only Two Notes Certified by PMG on the entire issue and the Only Four Pence to be certified by PMG. The Single Finest Certified June 20, 1744 Massachusetts note on this entire issue.

The Copper Plate for this 1744 issue was re-engraved from its prior use for printing notes from the 1741/42 and 1742 issues, the date of 1742 still seen at the central bottom and the much larger 1744 date engraved within the central text block. The reverse design is based upon the re-engraved styles of the 1737 issue.

Sold at Early American Auctions February 15, 2014.

Estimate: $16,000-20,000

Price Realized: $15,000 (does not include buyer's premium)


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