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GregAlex

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I've mentioned USPS Commemorative Panels in other threads as one of the best ways to acquire engraved vignettes of the American Bank Note Co. Here's a couple great examples of why I like them so much. The first two years of the series, 1972 and '73, ABNC chose to illustrate the annual Christmas stamp panels with four of their best known engravings of Santa. These are rarely seen on banknotes and other securities, and in fact I think most were engraved by predecessor companies before ABNC was formed in 1858.

Enjoy -- and Merry Christmas to All!

CP7 Xmas 1972.jpg 

CP7 Xmas 1972 santa3.jpg

CP7 Xmas 1972 santa2.jpg 

CP7 Xmas 1972 santa1.jpg 
CP26 Xmas 1973.jpg 

CP26 Xmas 1973 santa.jpg 


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Now on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ABNC-Proof-Intaglio-Vig-Santa-Claus-4-5x5/352684938616?hash=item521da91578:g:~yUAAOSwAz1c-QBe

Much better engraving on India than card!
santaVig_f1.jpg 

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That's a nice print! Probably my favorite of all the Santa Claus vignettes -- I like the toys falling out of the bag and Santa seems to be looking right at the viewer.
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