[CURRENCY]. Uncut sheet of Stonington Bank Notes featuring maritime scenes. [Ca 1860].

Original uncut sheet of four banknotes, 8 3/8 x 13 7/8 in. (light toning). Stonington Bank of Stonington, Connecticut, ca 1860.

Issued notes of this type are very rare and one known example signed by bank president Ephraim Williams (1791-1861) was dated 1860. This sheet includes beautifully executed $1, $1, $2 and $3 notes engraved and printed by Danforth, Wright & Co. of New York & Philadelphia. The $2 note features a fine whaling scene after the painting by Ambrose Louis Garneray. The $3 note features a vignette of the steamer “Plymouth Rock,” pride of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Stonington Line after it was launched in 1854. The “Plymouth Rock” was built by John Englis & Son of New York and was a "mammoth steamer" of 1,850 tons and a keel length of 325 feet. The “Plymouth Rock” was capable of carrying 500 passengers.

Estimate: $300 - $500
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