Offered is this set of reproductions of the chemicographic
backs that were planned for the reverse of the 1864 Confederate
Notes, one for each of the five, ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred
and five hundred dollar notes. The plates for printing these were
prepared by S. Straker & Sons of London. For what ever
reason the plates were never used. After some seventy-five
years a complete set of plates were discovered. The owner had
a limited number of prints made from the plates. After some
time had passed the owner of the plates donated them to the
Smithsonian, where they reside to this day. He also donated
the remainder of the sets of prints to Dartmouth College.
These sets are collector items today. The reproduction
that I am offering are produced from the set of Dartmouth College
prints in my collection.
I will also include a reprint of the Philip Chase article
that appeared in the March and April 1950 issue of
The Numismatist magazine. Entitled
The Mysterious Chemicograph Backs for Confederate Currency,
this eight page booklet tells the story of what is known of these
backs that were planned for the 1864 issue of Confederate notes.
Mailed via first class mail in a kraft mailer, usually on the
next business day after receipt of payment.