Matthew T. Miller’s Office of Exchange draft proof, ca 1840
Matthew T. Miller’s Office of Exchange, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. $___. Order Draft. 1840s. Proof. About Uncirculated. No plate letter. Printed on India paper. Imprint of Draper, Toppan & Co., Phila/New York. Quite beautiful, the only example seen and using two vignettes seen on banknotes from this imprint.
Draper, Toppan & Co. was formed in 1840 from Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co.; some members became Toppan, Carpenter & Co. in 1845; some members became Draper & Co. in 1845.