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Farmers and Mechanics Bank

FARMERS AND MECHANICS BANK -- Philadelphia -- Check)

Manuscript / Paper Collectible
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Printed check, 6" X 2", Philadelphia, PA, n.y. [ca. 1810]. Fine. Boldly printed in black on high-quality laid paper, this blank check was issued by this Philly institution founded in 1809. In the early part of the 19th century a number of lending institutions arose to serve the needs of various trades. At top center a steel-engraved decorative scroll surrounds an oval image containing farming and foundry implements (visible are a plow, wheat shafts, iron working tools) and standard text with blanks to be filled in: "Philadelphia, [blank] 181[blank]," "PAY to [blank] or Bearer," and so on. Decorative border at left and top margins. A lovely relic of this early Philadelphia blank printed during its earliest years. Bookseller Inventory # 39555

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Title: Farmers and Mechanics Bank

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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