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ironsteph
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« on: April 26, 2014, 10:09:49 am »

Hi, i have this proof note and i have no idea whats its worth. Thanks
ironsteph
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 10:10:12 am »

Bob
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 01:16:09 pm »

Sorry, Ironsteph, it has no value at all.
It isn't a proof.  It's not engraved.  It is a lithographed picture of a counterfeit note, cut out of an old book.
It is the bottom image on a strip of five such pictures found between pages 454 and 455 of "Memoirs of a Great Detective", William Heineman pub., London, 1904.
I hope you don't have too much invested in this.
Canadian proofs should not be from cancelled plates, nor counterfeit plates, and they should be engraved (except in very rare instances).

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Bob
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 03:59:36 pm »

Well.  Now there's another one on that internet auction site, item number 301166037563, offered as a Printers Proof/ ex Specimen Book!  It's just a picture of a counterfeit Cdn. Bank of Commerce $5, from the same book.  The vendor has been notified.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 05:27:23 pm by Bob »

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