2c orange diamond RNC checks from rare Banking House of W. B. Hamilton

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - Miscellaneous Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 200.00 USD
2c orange diamond RNC checks from rare Banking House of W. B. Hamilton
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Fifteen W. B. Hamilton checks to various people and businesses. All imprinted Ladd & Tilton of Portland. Small Greek vignette. The Ladd & Tilton Bank Building was celebrated as Portlandês finest commercial building, when bank President William S. Ladd built it in 1868. William Ladd and Charles Tilton, childhood friends from New England, began their partnership in a mercantile business in 1853, incorporating their new bank in 1859. Tilton spent much time in San Francisco where he had other business interests, and Ladd was president and active partner. Their new bank building reflected the spirit of Portlandês prosperity and development as a full-fledged city, including telegraph service to the east through San Francisco Date: 1880 Corvallis OR hwac 3719