$1 Proof

Manufacturers & Mechanics'
Bank, Boston

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The Abner Reed and related imprint proofs have never received the appreciation compared with the intricate 1850s and 1860s proofs that owe their ancestry to these Reed productions. However, many of these proofs are the only genuine examples known of their types and are often unique examples. The first Reed sale was held in 1983 at NASCA’s swan song auction. The second, choicer group of proofs retained by Ford was sold in Stack’s 1999 Americana sale. This extremely rare proof has a lengthy pedigree of curators. The vignettes include a Massachusetts Arms, with a ship to the left and a wharf and factory to the right. A beautiful presentation.