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GregAlex
I'm going to post my own match this time because no one is likely to get it.

I was thumbing through some Stack's Bowers literature in today's mail and spotted something familiar. I have a little Egyptian intaglio vignette printed by a friend for me from an original die. Neat and very unusual design.
Egyptian intaglio.jpg 
Turns out that it's an exact match to the back of an 1895 1000 peso Columbian specimen note produced by Franklin-Lee BNC. Seems an odd design choice for a banknote from Columbia -- I'm not sure this one was ever issued.

Columbia 1895 1000 peso specimen back.jpg 
Columbia 1895 1000 peso specimen front.jpg 
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GregAlex
GregAlex wrote:


Galatea cherubs cu.jpg 
  


And nobody matched the Galatea vignette -- it appears on an 1884 Spanish 100 peseta note.

100 peseta 1884 Spain w Galatea.jpg 
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YoungCollector
Very nice - but one must have a museum quality global collections to meet some of these challenges!!!
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YoungCollector
is the flag in Galatea meant to be the star spangled banner?  and then clipped off for a spanish note?
1884 ... little did they know that shortly they would pick a fight with the US and it would be the end of their empire
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GregAlex
YoungCollector wrote:
Very nice - but one must have a museum quality global collections to meet some of these challenges!!!


We like to call it the Internet. :-)
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GregAlex
Here's one I came across during some recent scanning. I know of a match, but there are some differences.

GFC Smillie vignette.jpg 
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mikelaw
Tough one. I’m out. Berny, Youngcollector ?
Mike
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GregAlex
It's a BEP engraving, if that helps.
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YoungCollector
This is called Panama Canal - is the back of a Frbn or frn I think - I am at dinner on mobile right now
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YoungCollector
Maybe third charter nbn
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mikelaw
YoungCollector ..nice job. Reverse of $10 NBN.

Mike
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GregAlex
Correct! But look closely and tell me what's different.
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GregAlex
I'll toss a new one out there -- this is one of Youngcollector's favorites. It shouldn't be too hard to find her on federal currency. But I have another challenge -- find a usage on something that did not circulate as paper money in the U.S.  I know of several examples including one I just discovered today.

Justice w eagle on shield.jpg 
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signal6271
That is the fifty cent Justice fractional.  Courtesy photo of Paper Money of the USWP_20180607_007.jpg
Tony [biggrin]
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GregAlex
Very good! Any others?
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Berny
How about these interest-bearing notes:
InterestBearing50_f1.jpg 
InterestBearing100_f1.jpg 

InterestBearing1000_f1.jpg 

InterestBearingCompound100_f1.jpg
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GregAlex
Those are fantastic notes, Bernie! Great match-ups.

Well here's the non-currency match that I alluded to earlier. I found it on, you'll never guess, a souvenir card (B-217). This is a reprint of a rare taxpaid revenue for renovated butter -- you'll have to read the description to understand that (thankfully it's no longer legal).

I think this might be one card Youngcollector will want to pick up! [smile]

B-217 show cancelled.jpg  B-217 cu.jpg  B217 description.jpg
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Flash
 
'Correct! But look closely and tell me what's different.'


Different ships
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GregAlex
Flash wrote:
 
'Different ships
 


Good eyes -- yes, the ships are different. So either this was an early proof that was altered before being used on the national note, or it was adapted later for another use.

Panama vignette comparison.jpg
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GregAlex
I haven't dusted off this thread for a while, so here's one that I call the "Tiny Landscape." I made a scan next to a dollar bill for scale -- it's only a couple inches wide, but lots of detail.

Tiny landscape.jpg 
Tiny landscape with dollar.jpg
   


What I recently noticed is that the right side of the engraving, with the people on the rock, also shows up on another banknote engraving of the Catskill Mountain House, a well known landmark for more than a century. Which was engraved first, I'm not sure. I initially thought part of one engraving was simply transferred to the other, but a close comparison shows a number of subtle differences. So they may be separate engravings despite being the same size.

Has anyone see either of these on any obsolete notes? This is one instance where I don't know of a match yet.

Catskill Mtn House.jpg 
Tiny landscape comparison.jpg
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YoungCollector
wow, you have an eagle eye!
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CurrencyDen1
YoungCollector wrote:
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson!   1,2,3 Challenge!
This advertising note is attributed as RAW-145 in "The Catalog of Printers' Test Notes"  Originals sell for $1,250, but be aware there were 998 numbered reprints ordered by the Pennell Publishing Company in 1979 for SPMC on the market.  These sell for about $600.

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GregAlex
CurrencyDen1 wrote:
...there were 998 numbered reprints ordered by the Pennell Publishing Company in 1979 for SPMC on the market. These sell for about $600.


You can usually find them for less than $200, actually. This is listed in the SCCS catalog as FSO-1979A, but I think it might be more appropriately listed as an banknote advertisement reprint.
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GregAlex
I was able to pick up a nice steamship vignette proof this week that matches one of my checks. That arch on the side of the ship is meant to prevent "hogging" when the ship bends upward in the center due to heavy loads at either end.
Westward Ho steamship.jpg 
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mikelaw
Nice. Never heard of “ hogging “ before so googled and found this. Anyway, let’s do more match this vignette. Good stuff Greg.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogging_and_sagging
Mike
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