PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, promissory note, 1804


USA, PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, promissory note, 29.8.1804, by W. Cramond to Saml Mifflin for $106.00, 197x90mm, edge nick, VF

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The quality of the paper is outstanding, and the ink is only slightly faded.

This is what people did before there were banks and checks.

Documents of the early United States of America are rather rare.

The term “document” implies some official status applied to a piece of paper or non-paper equivalent (digital, cuneiform tablet, etc.). Any other piece of paper that might be of interest to collectors for some reason can be classified as “paper ephemera.” Could be a product wrapper, or a check (cheque). Or a magazine, or a postcard.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.