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  • The wooden nutmeg is apparently the precursor to the wooden nickel.

    Seen in print in 1824

    The Telescope - Volumes 1-2 - Page 164

    books.google.ca/books?id=lGZGAAAAYAAJ

    1824 - Read

    "An individual in Belmont county, has sold within the last six or eight weeks, seed to the amount of nearly 8300, and we have been informed that some of the wooden nutmeg folks have seized the opportunity of speculating, but instead of ..."

    the article mentions a previous 'wooden nutmeg' scam to be outdone by fake tobacco seed scams.

    April 30, 2013