1822 8 Reales With The American Counterstamp "g. J. Prescott." For Sale
Unlisted in the Brunk reference...the "G. J. PRESCOTT" counterstamp on a holed 1822 8 reales piece. While this counterstamp is unlisted in the Brunk book, I have seen one other example on a large cent. It is certainly of American origin and may be the mark of G. J. PRESCOTT who ran a booking agency in Minneapolis, MN in the 1890s and early 1900s. One of his promotions was the Great American Hippodrome. He advertised often in The Billboard, the weekly theatrical magazine featuring "Theatres, Circuses, Fairs, Musicians."One of G. J. PRESCOTT's ads said:
WANTED At once...Big Electric Fountain and Ballet Girls, to open April 27th. Also Band Leader, Band People, Dogs, Ponies, Elephants, Ring Acts and Riders, with or without stock. Long season. Address G. J. PRESCOTT BOOKING AGENCY 607-608-609 Northwestern Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn.If this is indeed his mark it joins the genre of counterstamps including Yankee Robinson and other well known promoters.Offered with . I will gladly combine shipping costs for multiple purchases so you only pay once for postage.
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1822 8 Reales With The American Counterstamp "g. J. Prescott." : $126