Auction Closing: July 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Lot Number: 179
Estimate Range: $800 - $1,000
Colonial America 18th Century Full Leather Large Currency Wallet Also Large Enough to also Carry Fiscal Documents

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c. 1770s 18th Century Colonial America, Hand-Crafted Leather Large Currency Wallet Also Large Enough to also Carry Fiscal Documents, Choice Very Fine.

This wonderful Colonial era Large Currency and Document Storage Wallet consists of a long piece of full calf leather measuring 8” x 31.5” when fully opened. A thinner strip of similar leather has been woven into the larger piece of leather, creating 11 compartments, which have been assigned letters of the alphabet (“AB”, “CD” and so on). Each compartment would have held one or more notes, docketed letters or fiscal documents. Well used yet in very choice well preserved condition with only one minor small hole noted near the fold of the first compartment. The natural leather is surprisingly supple and has a wonderful original patina acquired over the centuries. This is an unusual, museum-quality wallet, the first of this large capacity size and type we have offered.