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United States of America - Obsolete Currency: Maine

ME-310 - Frankfort Bank

Maine, Frankfort - $20 Frankfort Bank (1836-1841)
No. 2109, May 21, 1837 - Signed and Issued
Plate F (obverse) D (reverse)
Patent Stereotype Steel Plate; New England Bank Note Co.
Fate: Failed
Haxby ME-310-G12a

ME-410 - Bank of Old Town

Maine, Orono - $5 Bank of Old Town (1836-1839)
No. 4594, January 1, 1838 - Signed and Issued
Plate B
New England Bank Note Co. - Boston
Fate: Failed
Haxby ME-410-G20

Note: The reverse is inverted on this issue.

ME-460 - Bank of the Georgia Lumber Company

Maine, Portland - $5 Bank of the Georgia Lumber Company (c.1845)
No. 1746, December 4, 1845 - Signed and Issued
Plate C
Rawdon, Wright & Hatch - New York
Fate: Closed. Formerly the Georgia Lumber Company, which began in the 1830s.
Haxby ME-460-G8

Note: This note is from the Georgia Lumber Company, which began in the 1830s, then opened the Bank of the Georgia Lumber Company of Portland, Maine, and closed around 1845. Georgia-Pacific was founded in 1927 in Augusta, Georgia by Owen Robertson Cheatham as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company and changed the name to Georgia-Pacific in 1956. Some cataloguers and dealers erroneously describe this institution as being the original company of Georgia-Pacific, where neither company actually has any connection to each other.
ME-540 - Searsport Bank

Maine, Searsport - $1 Searsport Bank (1853-1867)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate A
American Bank Note Co. - New York
Fate: Closed
Haxby ME-540-G2c


Maine, Searsport - $2 Searsport Bank (1853-1867)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate A
American Bank Note Co. - New York
Fate: Closed
Haxby ME-540-G4c


Maine, Searsport - $3 Searsport Bank (1853-1867)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate A
American Bank Note Co. - New York
Fate: Closed
Haxby ME-540-G6c