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Signature Set Detail: Golden West Collection of California Scrip and Obsoletes



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California scrip and obsoletes from the Gold Rush to the Great Depression and beyond.

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A labor of love that I plan to continue for years to come, I have listed these notes in approximate (but not exact) chronological order from oldest to newest. My collection also includes PCGS notes that I cannot cross over due to the consequence of losing a special holder label/provenance (Eric P Newman collection, etc). In addition, it contains notes ineligible for certification, including ad notes, satire scrip and possible discovery notes not currently listed in any current catalogues (which I learned was PMG's policy following a recent submission, much to my frustration). I have many more notes from the more common to the quite unusual to certify and display as time and my limited budget permit.


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Slot NameSlot CommentCertification #Note InfoCountryGradePhoto
Gold Rush Era San Francisco Unknown Issuer $20 From an unknown issuer, this note type may be among the earliest printed for California (where no one wanted to accept paper!) 8034133-003 California, San Francisco
$20 Scrip
United StatesAU 50
Gold Rush Era San Francisco Unknown Issuer $50 Same type as the note before it; I have several of these in various denominations and designs/vignette combinations from the Eric P Newman collection in PCGS holders. 8004977-002 California San Francisco
$50 Scrip
United StatesXF 40 NET
Gold Rush Era State Controllers Warrant Early State Controllers Warrant; Note that the location of issue is "Seat of Government" as the location of California's capital changed a few times (San Jose, then Vallejo, then Benicia, and finally Sacramento). 8008686-001 United StatesVF 30 NET
Drexel, Sather and Church Bill of Exchange An early bill of exchange. These were actually transferable by endorsement and are considered a form of scrip. Drexel, Sather and Church was eventually absorbed by the Bank of California. 8001728-006 California San Francisco
$147.38 Scrip
United StatesAU 50
Page, Bacon and Co. Bill of Exchange Another beautiful and ornate bill of exchange. 8002167-005 California San Francisco
$1,000 Scrip
United StatesVF 25
California,New York and European Steamship Company Actually printed in New York, but California related. 8002167-001 New York New York
$50 Scrip
United StatesVG 10 NET
San Jose High School Bank $100 A high grade college currency note that somehow survived in amazing condition. From one of many business colleges of the era. 8031215-002 California, San Jose
$100 Scrip
United States63
FNB of the Pacific Business College Although just a college currency note, it was printed by the well known lithographers Britton and Rey, who printed many early California notes, government warrants and other financial documents. Beautiful and ornate, it is one of my favorites. I missed out on a $1000 denomination. 8005262-001 California San Francisco
$10 Scrip
United StatesF 15
Bradley and Rolofson Photographers $1 Scrip 1306194-001 California San Francisco
$1 Scrip
United StatesVG 10 NET
Santa Cruz CA Minneapolis Furniture 5 Percent Note A variety of ad note that was good for 5 percent off of a purchase. Similar in function to commission scrip. This type of note was used across the nation, but pretty tough as a California example. 8015028-002 California, Santa Cruz
5% Off $20 Purchase Scrip
United StatesF 15 NET
New Almaden CA Hill Store scrip A super high grade store scrip note from a former mercury mine near San Jose. 8037755-001 California, New Almaden
Various Denominations Scrip
United States67 EPQ
Vales Art Gallery Commission Scrip William Adams Vale was one of the first photographers in Southern California; he was active in the 1870s and 1880s. He lived in San Bernardino, and traveled the So Cal area via stagecoach, having galleries in San Bernardino and Santa Ana. Few of his photographs survive today, but are quite amazing and give a glimpse of early Southern California. I have yet to see another example of this rare commission scrip. 8003974-002 California San Bernardino / Santa Ana
50 Cents Scrip
United States63 EPQ
E.E. Washburn Commission Scrip 8004581-001 California Stockton
50 Cents Scrip
United StatesXF 40 NET
J.M. Eckfeldt and Co. Commission Scrip 8010475-001 California San Francisco
$2 Scrip
United StatesVF 30 NET
W. Wilson Commission Scrip The most common (and only common) variety of California commission scrip, generally found in high grade. 8003853-001 California Oakland
$5 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
William Badger $20 Commission Scrip 8008320-003 California San Francisco
$20 Scrip
United StatesXF 40 NET
Fresno CA Louis Einstein and Co. Merchant Scrip Louis Einstein was a German Jewish immigrant who came to America when he was 18 years old. He started out in Memphis, Tennessee in the dry goods business. He eventually came out West, finally ending up in Fresno, California. He and a partner purchased the Pioneer Store, which at one point contained the post, express and telegraph offices. Among his many accomplishments was the founding of the Central Bank of California. A truly great American and Western Pioneer. 8031215-003 California, Fresno
50 Cents Scrip
United States63
Commercial College Bank Oakland 50 Cent 8041255-002 California, Oakland
50 Cents Scrip
United StatesVF 30
San Jouquin Valley College Bank $500 5011488-001 California, Woodbridge
$500 Scrip
United StatesVF 35 NET
St. George Vineyard $5 Scrip 8004581-002 California Maltermoro
$5 Scrip
United StatesAU 58 EPQ
California Midwinter International Expo Ticket Similar in appearance to the much more common 1893 Columbian Expo ticket, there are a few varieties, all quite scarce. 8010980-001 California San Francisco
Admit One Scrip
United StatesAU 55
San Jose CA Labor Excange 1 Unit Scrip 8010980-003 California San Jose
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 25
Arroyo Grande CA Labor Exchange 1/10th Unit Scrip Serial # 1! 8043882-002 California, Arroyo Grande
1/10th Unit Scrip
United StatesF 15
Santa Cruz CA Labor Exchantge 5/100 Unit Scrip 8043882-001 California, Santa Cruz
5/100ths Unit Scrip
United StatesVF 25
American Hop and Barley Company San Fran 1514238-001 California San Francisco
5 Cents Scrip
United StatesVF 25
$1 Associated Banks of Riverside CA Panic Scrip Except for San Francisco and later Los Angeles issues, California panic scrip is fairly scarce. This example was acquired from Lowell Horwedel a few years before his passing. 8003852-001 California Riverside
$1 Scrip
United StatesAU 55
$5 Associated Banks of Riverside CA Panic Scrip 8037755-006 California, Riverside
$5 Scrip
United States63 EPQ
$10 Associated Banks of Riverside CA Panic Scrip 8041255-004 California, Riverside
$10 Scrip
United StatesAU 55 NET
$20 Associated Banks of Riverside CA Panic Scrip 8036713-006 California, Riverside
$20 Scrip
United States64
One Ride Associated Banks of Riverside, CA In the style of the Riverside panic scrip, a few years later. 8006381-002 California Riverside
One Street Car Ride Scrip
United States64
$1 Oakland Clearing House Cert 1907 Panic Scrip 8043882-005 California, Oakland
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 25
$1 Sonoma County Clearing House Certificate 8003853-004 California Santa Rosa
$1 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
$1 Los Angeles Clearing House Certificate 8003853-003 California Los Angeles
$1 Scrip
United StatesAU 58
$1 Los Angeles Clearing House Certificate 8003379-005 California Los Angeles
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 25
$5 Northern Electric Railway Company Certificate 8004582-003 California San Francisco
$5 Scrip
United States66 EPQ
$10 Northern Electric Railway Company Certificate 1135039-009 California San Francisco
$10 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
$20 Norther Electric Railway Company Certificate 8003659-002 California San Francisco
$20 Scrip
United States66 EPQ
$1 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate 8003853-005 California San Francisco
$1 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
$2 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate NC 8006381-001 California San Francisco
$2 World
United StatesVF 25 NET
$2 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate PC 8004977-001 California San Francisco
$2 World
United States65 EPQ
$5 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate Type 1 8004605-004 California San Francisco
$5 Scrip
United StatesAU 58 EPQ
$10 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate Type 1156175-048 California San Francisco
$10 Scrip
United StatesAU 58 EPQ
$10 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate Type 8003659-003 California San Francisco
$10 Scrip
United States66 EPQ
$20 San Francisco Clearing House Certificate Type 1077656-016 California San Francisco
$20 Scrip
United StatesAU 58 EPQ
2c Modesto CA Stork System of Savings Scrip 8003379-001 California Modesto
2 Cent Scrip
United StatesVF 35 EPQ
50 c Modesto CA Stork System of Savings scrip 8037755-003 California, Modesto
50 Cents Scrip
United StatesVF 35 EPQ
Weinstock Lubin and Co Sacramento 10 Cent Scrip Premium scrip from an early Sacramento department store. 8036713-005 California, Sacramento
10 Cents World
United StatesVF 35
C.E. Young $10 Merchant Scrip Taylorsville, CA 8010475-002 California Taylorsville
$10 Scrip
United States64
1915 Panama California Expo 50 Bucks 49 Camp 8008686-002 California San Diego
50 Bucks Scrip
United StatesVF 25
1915 Panama California Expo 100 Bucks 49 Camp 8003210-003 California San Diego
100 Bucks Scrip
United StatesVF 25
E. Gottschalk and Co Premium Scrip This California department store survived from 1904 until 2009. Based in Fresno and founded by Emil Gottschalk, it eventually succumbed to poor sales and the internet boom. 8010980-002 California Fresno
25 Cents Scrip
United StatesAU 58
Albers Bros Milling Co Premium Scrip SF 8005673-005 California San Francisco
2 1/2 Cent Scrip
United StatesVF 25
Hunter Drug Co $1 Scrip Sacramento CA 8036713-002 California, Sacramento
$1 Scrip
United StatesAU 58
Weed Lumber Co 30 cent scrip Weed CA 8036713-003 California, Weed
30 Cents Scrip
United States65 EPQ
USC Book Store 5 cent scrip Los Angeles CA 8036713-001 California, Los Angeles
5 Cents Scrip
United States64
Jumping Frog Jubilee 10 Gold Nuggets Scrip 8037755-002 California, Angels Camp
10 Gold Nuggets Scrip
United StatesAU 55 EPQ
Wonacotts Studio Merchant Scrip Fort Bragg CA 8037755-004 California, Fort Bragg
$5 Scrip
United StatesAU 55
California Market San Jose Depression Scrip $5 8008686-003 California San Jose
$5 Scrip
United States66 EPQ
Oxnard CA Depression Scrip 8015028-003 California, Oxnard
25 Cent Scrip
United States67 EPQ
Huntington Hotel Pasadena CA Depression Scrip 8008686-004 California Pasadena
$1 Scrip
United StatesAU 55
Chico CA Depression Scrip 8004605-005 California Chico
$1 Scrip
United States63 NET
San Diego, CA $1 Depression Scrip 8003379-002 California San Diego
$1 Obsolete Bank Note
United States64 EPQ
San Diego $5 Depression Scrip 8008103-001 California San Diego
$5 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
San Diego $10 Depression Scrip 8006915-003 California San Diego
$10 Scrip
United States66 EPQ
San Diego $20 Depression Scrip 8004582-002 California San Diego
$20 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
Standard Oil Co of California $1 DS "Specimen" 8031215-001 California, San Francisco ""Specime
$1 Scrip
United StatesAU 55 EPQ
Standard Oil Co of California $1 Depression Scrip 8008104-001 California San Francisco
$1 Scrip
United States63 EPQ
Standard Oil Co of California $5 Depression Scrip 8008104-002 California San Francisco
$5 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
Standard Oil Co of California $10 Depression Scrip 8008104-003 California San Francisco
$10 Scrip
United States65 EPQ
Los Angeles Cooperative Exchange Depression Scrip 8006915-001 California Los Angeles
$5 Scrip
United States64 EPQ
Lancaster CA Depression Scrip 50 Cent Uncancelled 8012772-001 California, Lancaster
$1/2 Scrip
United StatesVF 25 NET
Lancaster CA Depression Scrip 50 Cent 8012773-001 California, Lancaster
$1/2 Scrip
United States64
Lancaster CA Depression Scrip 1 Dollar 8012773-002 California, Lancaster
$1 Scrip
United StatesXF 40 EPQ
Lancaster CA Depression Scrip 5 Dollar 8012773-003 California, Lancaster
$5 Scrip
United StatesAU 50 EPQ
Carmel CA February 25 1933 Depression Scrip 8037755-005 California, Carmel
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 30
Carmel CA May 23 1933 Depression Scrip 8003853-002 California Carmel
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 25
Carmel CA June 7 1933 Depression Scrip 8003379-003 California Carmel
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 30
Santa Cruz CA $1 Depression Scrip 8003379-006 California Santa Cruz
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 20
Monterey Pacific Grove 50 cent Depression Scrip 8010475-003 California Pacific Grove
50 Cents Scrip
United StatesVF 35 NET
Monterey Pacific Grove $1 Depression Scrip 8006915-005 California Monterey
$1 Scrip
United StatesVF 30
San Diego Americas Expo 5 Nuggets Scrip 8008103-002 California San Diego
5 Nuggets Scrip
United States64
San Diego Americas Expo 10 Nuggets Scrip 8004582-001 California San Diego
10 Nuggets Scrip
United States66 EPQ
San Diego Americas Expo 400 Chips Scrip 8043882-004 California, San Diego
400 Chips Scrip
United States64
Burbank CA Postal Savings CD $2 8006915-004 California Burbank
$2 Scrip
United StatesAU 55 EPQ
Glendale CA Postal Savings CD $1 8015028-004 California, Glendale
$1 Scrip
United StatesAU 58 EPQ


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