Revenue Essays in an Album formerly in the Morton Dean Joyce Collection.
Beautiful red leather Godden album ex Morton Dean Joyce, with remarkable hand-written pages, purchased intact and now offered to the market for the first time in decades, labelled "Revenue Essays, American Bank Note, Vol. 1", the album starts with the first essays listed in the Turner book with the Liberty Head vignette and engraved frame (Essay 1-A) with several different papers and colors represented, continues with an outstanding group of the same with word "Canceled" added including some with frame only and on different papers, continues with a comprehensive group of Essay 2 showing vignette only on three different papers and in multiple colors, Essay 2-A is also well-represented in various colors, Essay 2-C and 2-E also included, Essay 3-A includes eight different colors, it then switches to National Bank Note Co. essays including Essay 6-B with several positions represented and two strips of three, Essay 8 with three of the varieties, great group of Essay 10 with singles and strips of four, Essay 12 with seven different, Essay 14 with four different (one perforated), Essay 15 (4), Essay 19 (5), Essay 20 (7), Essay 21 (8), Essay 25 with pencil suggestions for wording, 25-B also with pencil lines, 25-C, 25-F, 25-G, 25-H with 15 different, Essay 26 with seven different, Essay 26-A, Essay 31 (3 including Green in India), Essay 36, Essay 36-B (6 including four perforated), last page contains all three of Essay 32-B, two pages partly cut apart (one is a half page, another looks like one essay was cut out) but the other 58 pages are intact, no doubt there will be some small faults but the overall appearance is remarkably fresh
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE ESSAY COLLECTION FORMERLY CONTAINED IN THE MORTON DEAN JOYCE COLLECTION, WITH 60 BEAUTIFULLY MOUNTED AND ANNOTATED PAGES OF AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY AND NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAYS. SEVERAL ARE UNIQUE. A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ONE OF THE LAST GREAT HOLDINGS OF THESE REVENUE ESSAYS.
Most of the albums from the Joyce collection were broken after the estate collection was dispersed in 1991. This album is offered for the first time since then. It is a rare opportunity to acquire, all at once, a comprehensive collection of these rare essays on pages with detailed notes. A PDF of the entire album is available at our website
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