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Private issues (miscellaneous)

Casino de la Unión Filarmonica

This casino at 2a calle de Betlemitas núm. 15 was inaugurated with a soiree on 12 January 1914{footnote}El Independiente, 12 January 1914. We know of a series of identical notes in three denominations (5c[image needed], 10c[image needed], 20c[images needed]).

Compañía Exportadora de Petróleo Mexicano, S. A.
(Mexican Petroleum Export Co. Ltd.)

This company’s offices, in 1916, were at 3a Capuchinas, no. 63 in Mexico City.

Among the archives that were thrown into landfill by the new owners of the American Bank Note Company was correspondence from 1915-1916 on notes for the Mexican Petroleum Export Co. Ltd ABNC, 40241.00. This might have been for a proposed (and possibly effected) issue of notes, to be used to pay workers and suppliers, during the Revolution.

F. G. McCann y Cía.

[if correct person] Ferdinand G. McCann was one of three brothers, along with Frank and Warner McGann. He worked as assayer and chemist at various mines and smelters in Mexico and for several years was assayer and chemist in the office of McCann brothers. When McCann brothers sold out to the Mexican Metallurgical and Engineering company, he remained with the latter until May 1906, when he severed all connections with them and opened his own assay office and chemical laboratory at Gante No. 12The Mexican Herald, 2 September 1906.He was the author of Cyanide Practice in Mexico.

We need details of the 10c[image needed] and 20c notes[image needed] before we can decide why McGann’s company felt the need to issue these vales.

La Casa Gratuita, S. A.

La Casa Gratuita 5c

La Casa Gratuita 5c reverse

La Casa Gratuita 10c

La Casa Gratuita 10c reverse

La Casa Gratuita 15c

La Casa Gratuita 15c reverse

La Casa Gratuita 25c

La Casa Gratuita 25c reverse

La Casa Gratuita 50c

La Casa Gratuita 50c reverse

La Casa Gratuita 1

La Casa Gratuita 1 reverse

La Casa Gratuita 2

La Casa Gratuita 2 reverse

La Casa Gratuita 5

La Casa Gratuita 5 reverse

Though the text on the reverse claims that these have value (ES DINERO) $50 worth of these coupons entitled the holder to one ticket in a lottery of/for the Casa Gratuita (Free House). The wining number would be the same as that for the major prize in the National Lottery.

"La Protectora"

La Protectora 10c

La Protectora 10c reverse

 

The Jersey Dairy Association. S. A.

Jersey 20c

Jersey 20c reverse

This company produced milk and dairy products for the Mexico City market. We know of 20c[image needed] and 50c notes with the signature of [                   ] Villlar[identification needed].

[                   ] Villar sig Jersey

Y.M.C.A.

YMCA 5c

Although this one appears implausible, Gaytan records it, and states that the Y.M.C.A. was on the corner of Balderas and Morelos.