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Title: New London, CT, bank note

Accession Number: 1999.128.2
Type: bank note
Maker: D. L. Milliken Advt.
Place: USA, CT, New London
Date: Circa 1890
Materials: paper
Description: Bank note; New London, CT, A. M. Stacy's Tea Store, American Navy Advertising Note, $1 almost uncirculated; features Spanish-American War patriotic vignettes on the face including Admiral Dewey, Admiral Sampson, and Shipmaster Bob Evans; also seen are Commodore Schley, and Commodore Watson; center of face shows a battleship (possibly IOWA); reads "AMERICAN NAVY/ Will pay on demand ONE hundred cents on the/ DOLLAR/ IN HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS/ Uncle Sam COMMANDER/ STATE OF PATRIOTISM/ Skill & Pluck ENGINEERS"; reverse side has advertisment by D. L. Milliken, advertising novelties, Malden, MA; detailed advertisement for "A. M. STACY'S TEA STORE,/ 123 State Street, New London, Conn."; one of the more popular "Milliken" advertising forms of the late 19th Century; very good condition.

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