Signed by an early miner and investor in Deadwood from 1877 to 1903, John Fortune.
Deadwood, Dakota Territory Business Check – 1877. The check is a nice stock type with a 2 cents Internal Revenue engraving at the center. The bank, Stebbins, Wood, & Post, printed by Wm Mann, Phila., and dated September 1, 1877, during the early wild and wooly days of this early gold mining town, right in the middle of Sioux Indian country.
It is signed by John Fortune, a miner and investor in Deadwood from 1877 to 1903. The $9.50 check is made out to H.R. Steel and Harvey. Not certain, but there was a Harvey listed in Custer City, an attorney at law, in this nearby town.
Holed/torn at center from desk paper spike and blue cancel from the bank. Pen holes from when it was originally attached to a document.
6.5 inches approximate length.
Fine condition, and a nice wild west item – Business is everywhere!