1856 Victorian Scotland Scottish Bank Note Crime Forgery Penny Red Stamp Letter
snw0201 This is an incredible and completely unique Victorian collectors item for any Scottish or Crime historian - it is a full three page letter (incl penny red stamp of that year) of a group of people being sent to trial for the forgery of bank notes ... Read More
snw0201 This is an incredible and completely unique Victorian collectors item for any Scottish or Crime historian - it is a full three page letter (incl penny red stamp of that year) of a group of people being sent to trial for the forgery of bank notes - each criminal is named and his role in the redemption of the notes detailed - each appears to have used about £300-500 of bank notes which is todays equivelant money terms of probably £50,000 and all facing trial together potentially involved in a quarter of a million pound crime of the era. It is fully by hand and would seem written from a solicitor to another party involved in the proceedings. The letter has been sent from Forfar in 1856 and I have scanned all the contents and all pages and also the owner had a fourth page which is his typed transcript of the letter (see image 4). It has its folding marks where posted but otherwise great condition overall very good indeed and has further frankings for 1856 below the stamped area too. A really unique collectable of the era. Careful research may uncover full details of this crime from nearly 175 years ago.
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