Emperor Norton Script

Emperor Norton Script

Post by JDick.. » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Hello,

I am interested in getting some paper money that was issued by the
person calling himself Emperor Norton in the San Francisco area.  I
would also be interested if anyone has any information regarding this
money (how much he made, different types, ball park on prices I might
expect to pay, etc.).

Please email me, I don't regularly watch this newsgroup.

Thanks In Advance,

Jerry

 
 
 

Emperor Norton Script

Post by John Ston » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hello,

> I am interested in getting some paper money that was issued by the
> person calling himself Emperor Norton in the San Francisco area.  I
> would also be interested if anyone has any information regarding this
> money (how much he made, different types, ball park on prices I might
> expect to pay, etc.).

> Please email me, I don't regularly watch this newsgroup.

> Thanks In Advance,

> Jerry

I think there was an article about this in an issue of Bank Note
Reporter or maybe I read it in SPMC Paper Money magazine or even
Bowers and Merena's house organ.  I know I read something about it
not too long ago.  Does anyone remember an article about Emperor
Norton?   John S.

 
 
 

Emperor Norton Script

Post by Ken Ba » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00




Quote:

[snip]
>> I am interested in getting some paper money that was issued by the
>> person calling himself Emperor Norton in the San Francisco area.  I
>> would also be interested if anyone has any information regarding this
>> money (how much he made, different types, ball park on prices I might
>> expect to pay, etc.).

>> Please email me, I don't regularly watch this newsgroup.
[snip]
>I think there was an article about this in an issue of Bank Note
>Reporter or maybe I read it in SPMC Paper Money magazine or even
>Bowers and Merena's house organ.  I know I read something about it
>not too long ago.  Does anyone remember an article about Emperor
>Norton?   John S.

There have been numerous articles and books about Joshua Norton over the
past several decades.  IMHO, the best one is "Norton I of California"
by Fred R. Marckhoff in the March 1962 issue of "The Numismatic
Scrapbook".  It has over 10 pages of text, a great photo of Norton I
and illustrations of all five types of notes issued.  I also highly
recommend "The Forgotten Characters of San Francisco" by Cowan, Bancroft
and Barros (1949) for more historical detail.

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