Australian Banknotes - Private Bank Issues
WHALING, Advance Note, Hobart Town, May 24 1867, ship 'Planter', five pounds payable to Richard W Groves three days after the ship has sailed from the River Derwent, Hobart Town, signed John Anderson, Commander, drawn on Mr Francis Anderson, No. 15 Macquarie St, Hobart Town, green Tasmania threepence stamp affixed to front, crossed with Payable at 15 Macquarie Street Hobart Town John Anderson, back endorsed with signature of Richard H. Groves. Vertical folds otherwise very fine and rare.
Ex Tasmanian Collection, Noble Numismatics Sale 65, lot 3260, Sale 87, lot 3833.
The 'Planter' was a 231 ton barque, built at Grimsby, England. It is noted as being registered at Hobart Town in 1867, sailing from this port as a whaler and trader under Captain Anderson until it was wrecked off Babel Island in 1877. Advance notes were given to the whaler's spouse and were a form of income while her man was at sea.
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