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World Banknotes : Auction 169 : Lot 127

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Auction 169
World Banknotes Lot
127
(Lower) Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad denomination set of 3 unissued remainders all dated , 1st August 1837 and side A (3) generally about EF - EF and Scarce comprising 7 Pence 1/2 = 15 Sous, this with a 20mm uneven tear at top margin. A 15 Pence = 30 Sous. And the Half a = 2 s = 3 Francs. Each note uniface with a different vignette of a passenger steam train at centre and all feature the reverse of different Latin-n coin as follows - the 7 Pence 1/2 Penny has the 1 Real MO, the 15 Pence - 2 Reals LIMAE and the 1/2 Dollar - a n 4 Reals PTS. These notes were issued in sheets of six with side B on the left and the side A on the right. An interesting historical fact is that the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad was the first public railroad in Canada and one of the first railways in North America as we now understand the term, although the country had several tram-roads earlier - at least 2, and it was the first to use steam locomotives with a 14 miles of railway in operation, with the first steam locomotive used at the official opening of the railroad on July 21st 1836.
£90
Canada (Lower) Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad denomination set of 3 unissued remainders all dated Montreal, 1st August 1837 and side A (3) generally about EF - EF and Scarce comprising 7 Pence 1/2 Penny = 15 Sous, this with a 20mm uneven tear at top margin.  A 15 Pence = 30 Sous. And the Half a Dollar = 2 Shillings 6 Pence = 3 Francs. Each note uniface with a different vignette of a passenger steam train at centre and all feature the reverse of different Latin-American coin as follows - the 7 Pence 1/2 Penny has the Mexico 1 Real MO, the 15 Pence - Peru 2 Reals LIMAE and the 1/2 Dollar - a Bolivian 4 Reals PTS. These notes were issued in sheets of six with side B on the left and the side A on the right. An interesting historical fact is that the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad was the first public railroad in Canada and one of the first railways in British North America as we now understand the term, although the country had several tram-roads earlier - at least 2, and it was the first to use steam locomotives with a 14 miles of railway in operation, with the first steam locomotive used at the official opening of the railroad on July 21st 1836. : World Banknotes : Auction 169 : Lot 127
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Canada (Lower) Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad denomination set of 3 unissued remainders all dated Montreal, 1st August 1837 and side A (3) generally about EF - EF and Scarce comprising 7 Pence 1/2 Penny = 15 Sous, this with a 20mm uneven tear at top margin.  A 15 Pence = 30 Sous. And the Half a Dollar = 2 Shillings 6 Pence = 3 Francs. Each note uniface with a different vignette of a passenger steam train at centre and all feature the reverse of different Latin-American coin as follows - the 7 Pence 1/2 Penny has the Mexico 1 Real MO, the 15 Pence - Peru 2 Reals LIMAE and the 1/2 Dollar - a Bolivian 4 Reals PTS. These notes were issued in sheets of six with side B on the left and the side A on the right. An interesting historical fact is that the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad was the first public railroad in Canada and one of the first railways in British North America as we now understand the term, although the country had several tram-roads earlier - at least 2, and it was the first to use steam locomotives with a 14 miles of railway in operation, with the first steam locomotive used at the official opening of the railroad on July 21st 1836. : World Banknotes : Auction 169 : Lot 127
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