December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Cook and Bother of New Orleans will be familiar to collectors of Confederate arms. Ferdinand and Francis Cook opened a rifle factory in New Orleans in June 1861. They moved their machinery from the city in anticipation of its capture by Farragut in Spring, moving to Vicksburg, Selma, and then Athens, Ga., where they set up business again and made substantial numbers of rifles and carbines for the Confederacy. This is a two-dollar note or piece of scrip issued by the firm, dated March 15, 1862. The firm was one of several to issue notes in the face of currency shortages. This is nicely designed with crossed rifles and hunting flask at left and central panel showing a ship, plow, and hand with hammer signifying agriculture, manufacture, and commerce. Yellowish cream color with green overprinting of "TWO" and bottom center. Numbered at upper right. Firm signature at lower right "Cook & Brother." Printed reverse reading "TWO DOLLARS." CONDITION: Excellent. A very nice addition to a CS arms collection with Cook and Brother rifles or carbines.

Item Dimensions: 14 - 1/2" X 10 - 1/2"
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CONFEDERATE COOK & BROTHER TWO DOLLAR BILL.
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $390.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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