1851 3 cent and cotton marking check

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Sunday afternoon found a 1851 3 cent and a Marking Check, patent date August 31, 1869. The marking check was developed for transferring cotton by steamboat down to New Orleans. Higher grade cotton was being substituted for a lesser grade after purchase because ink marking or chalk was being altered. The check was attached by rivets to the strap.
 

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Digger RJ

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Sunday afternoon found a 1851 3 cent and a Marking Check, patent date August 31, 1869. The marking check was developed for transferring cotton by steamboat down to New Orleans. Higher grade cotton was being substituted for a lesser grade after purchase because ink marking or chalk was being altered. The check was attached by rivets to the strap.
Very Nice!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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Sunday afternoon found a 1851 3 cent and a Marking Check, patent date August 31, 1869. The marking check was developed for transferring cotton by steamboat down to New Orleans. Higher grade cotton was being substituted for a lesser grade after purchase because ink marking or chalk was being altered. The check was attached by rivets to the strap.
sweet silver, 1800s too, well done
 

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I enjoyed reading the history behind your O'Dell's Marking Check etex, this is something I'd never heard before. :thumbsup:
Congrats on the 1851 3 cent, it looks to be in very nice shape too.
Dave

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