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rarecoins2001
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« on: February 14, 2012, 03:21:18 pm »

I tried to find where Honiton is but it keeps showing up as a place in England where Sir Issac Brock is buried.  Did it exist in Canada before?   I am referring to this note.

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 01:16:15 pm »

No one seems post know or reply to posts about the older notes.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 01:18:02 am »

A very interesting question to say the least! I also could find no reference to there ever having been a Honiton in Ontario. However, there is a Honiton Street in Toronto, and perhaps elsewhere in Ontario. Two similar notes were sold at auction last summer:

http://auctions.tcnccoins.com/The-Bank-of-Brantford-1859-1-O-P-HONITON-1st-May-1862-two-notes-One-is-G-4-the-other-VG-8_i10734972

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 08:47:27 am »

Since the target area for circulating these dubious notes was the US mid west, I looked for a Honiton there some time ago with absolutely no success.  I highly doubt if the Honiton in England was intended.  It would appear that either there was a Honiton at one time whose name subsequently changed, or there never was such a place.  The latter possibility would be in keeping with this "wild cat" bank, whose purpose was to issue notes with no intention to redeem them.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 07:10:50 am »

Actually, Honiton is near the place where John Graves Simcoe is buried, not Brock.
 

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