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GregAlex
Back in the 1980s (maybe even earlier) British American Bank Note Co. in Canada began printing small desk calendars that they would give out to clients. I don't know how I heard about this, but for several years I would diligently request these and they would graciously send one to me. I have four years: 1981, 82, 83, and 88. I know they continued printing these at least until 1999. Somewhere around 1981 the company changed its name to BA Bank Note Group.

Each panel of the calendar has one side printed in intaglio and the other side is the calendar month, in offset. The intaglio side has a vignette at the bottom and each year typically had a theme -- railroads, ships, waterfalls, etc.

I've been scanning these for CurrencyDen1, who plans to include them in the next edition of "The Catalog of Printers' Test Notes." I will post these a year at time, so as not to overwhelm anyone.

BABN 1981 Cover.jpg 
BABN Dec. 1980 (81).jpg BABN Jan. 1981.jpg 
BABN Feb. 1981.jpg 
BABN Mar. 1981.jpg 
BABN Apr. 1981.jpg  BABN May 1981.jpg 
BABN June 1981.jpg 
BABN July 1981.jpg 
BABN Aug. 1981.jpg 
BABN Sept. 1981.jpg 
BABN Oct. 1981.jpg 
BABN Nov. 1981.jpg 
BABN Dec. 1981.jpg
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mikelaw
Very cool....time really does fly.
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DepressionScripGuy (Rod)
Amazing where you can find nice engravings.
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GregAlex
And here's the 1982 calendar. The theme was 19th century farm life, I think.

BABN 1982 Cover.jpg  BABN Dec. 1981 (82).jpg  BABN Jan. 1982.jpg  BABN Feb. 1982.jpg  BABN Mar. 1982.jpg  BABN April 1982.jpg  BABN May 1982.jpg  BABN June 1982.jpg  BABN July 1982.jpg  BABN Aug. 1982.jpg  BABN Sept. 1982.jpg  BABN Oct. 1982.jpg  BABN Nov. 1982.jpg  BABN Dec. 1982.jpg 
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GregAlex
1983 calendar. This one features steam locomotives; one of my favorites.

BABN 1983 Cover.jpg 

BABN Dec. 1982 (83).jpg   

BABN Jan. 1983.jpg 

BABN Feb. 1983.jpg


BABN Mar. 1983.jpg
 

BABN Apr. 1983.jpg 

BABN May 1983.jpg 

BABN June 1983.jpg 

BABN July 1983.jpg 

BABN Aug. 1983.jpg 

BABN Sept. 1983.jpg 

BABN Oct. 1983.jpg 

BABN Nov. 1983.jpg 

BABN Dec. 1983.jpg
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DepressionScripGuy (Rod)
I do like that one with all the different trains.
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GregAlex
Okay, last batch. These are from the 1988 calendar -- if you like waterfalls, you'll like this one.

BABN 1988 cover.jpg  BABN Dec. 87 (88).jpg  BABN Jan. 88.jpg  BABN Feb. 88.jpg  BABN March 88.jpg  BABN April 88.jpg  BABN May 88.jpg  BABN June 88.jpg  BABN July 88.jpg  BABN Aug. 88.jpg  BABN Sept. 88.jpg  BABN Oct. 88.jpg  BABN Nov. 88.jpg  BABN Dec. 88.jpg 
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DonEinNY
Here are some with the apparent theme of "Horses on the Farm."  These were, unfortunately, cut from the calendar and pasted back-to-back by a previous owner, so I do not know what year they are from.  I also only have 9 from the set.


BABN Horses Calendar_0001.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0002.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0003.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0004.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0005.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0006.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0007.jpg      BABN Horses Calendar_0009.jpg  BABN Horses Calendar_0010.jpg
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GregAlex
I checked with a collector friend who has a number of these. He says the farm horse calendar was for 1984. Really nice vignettes, thanks for posting them!
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