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Any information on a 1860's Simpson Brother's Bank Lawrence, Kansas Obsolete Note Remainder PMG F 15

Purchased this note a little while ago and just got it back from PMG. I have no idea as to the value as I can find no sales history of this type of note from Lawrence, Kansas. Any obsolete experts out there that can help me determine its value/rarity?

Thank you!


  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s possible member @sellitstore will see this thread and have something for you. He’s one of the experts here on Obsolete notes.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope that it's worth $471 because that's what I paid. I couldn't comment while I had a snipe bid pending on this note. It's rare, no doubt, but I believe that I have seen one or two in the past. And that may be enough to satisfy the demand from serious Kansas collectors. The sale price was within 10% of my high bid so I think that the seller received a good price. It's certainly worth $300+ so, there isn't too much downside.

    Kansas used to be a better state, price wise. Notes from there are truly rare but a few deep pocketed collectors no longer pursue notes from this state. The record high price from the 1990 Christie's ABN sale was the sole Kansas sheet (pictured on the cover) at $31,000 + the B.P.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • Thank you @sellitstore, hope you enjoy the note.

  • You snipped me on that bid sadly hahah I live in Lawrence Kansas I’m not a collector but would love to get this for a gift for a family member how do I get in contact with ya my friend?

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since this note means a lot more to you than me, I'd be happy to sell it to you at cost. The SURE profit that I receive from providing something meaningful to you and your family member is greater than the value of the monetary profit that I MIGHT receive.

    It's just another widget to me, although more interesting and rare than most other widgets. But it's NY and New England notes that get me excited, so it's only right to pass this piece on to where it will be well-loved. I sincerely hope that your family member loves it.

    Check your private messages for details.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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