[Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine 19th Century Engraved Certificate of Deposit].
Retains its original engraved deposit stub
Intact 19th-century certificate of deposit from the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware. The certificate was engraved by Danforth, Bald. & Co. and includes two patriotic vignettes: an American sailor in uniform, arm resting on a capstan, and a merchant ship in full-sail, the Flag of the United States unfurled. Interestingly, it retains its original engraved stub for recording the details of the certificate’s transaction. An excellent example.
Description: [Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine 19th Century Engraved Certificate of Deposit].
[Philadelphia and New York: Danforth, Bald & Co., c.1850–1853]. Engraving. 3⅝ x 11⅝ inches. Translucent bank note paper. Two vignette illustrations; certificate and accompanying stub are blank; binder’s stab holes visible in left margin.
Ref. American Bank Note Co and Predecessor Companies accessed online: “Danforth, Bald & Co. formed in 1850 from Danforth & Hufty; part became Danforth Wright & Co. in 1853; part became Bald, Cousland & Co.in 1853.”