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(OLYMPIA) 1898. $5 Treasurer, State of Washington. Scrip issued by the State for the Trans Mississippi Exposition (St Louis 1898). Redeemable "when the Legislature of the State has appropriated funds for the redemption of this scrip". Evidently they were in no hurry to redeem as this note was not paid until 1931!
George Washington at left. Ornate green and brown reverse, which is inverted. This is a rare note, the second time I've owned it. Very Fine. $1395 SOLD

Recently, two sheets of obsoletes surfaced on the Puget Sound Co-operative Colony. The sheets were 35-subject with the following breakdown by denomination: 5 cents (10 - these are postage stamp-size chits), 25 cents (9), 50 cents (8), $1 (3), $5 (3), $20 (2). The note offered below is from one of the sheets. The colony took up quarters near Port Angeles, Washington Territory in June, 1887 giving the notes Territorial status (they are not marked as such).

PORT ANGELES $5. Puget Sound Co-operative Colony. Atrractive note with patriotic eagle and shield and gold "FIVE DOLLARS". Signed by Treasurer Nellie Wood. About Uncrculated. $395

TACOMA $1 Trade Interchange Certificate. Green face/back. Washington between agriculture and manufacturing. Mitchell-Shafer WA390-1. Extremely Fine. $50