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GregAlex
I haven't started a new topic in a while, so here's a little sneak preview of an article that's coming up in the next Souvenir Card Journal.

Like most of you, probably, I collect a lot more than just souvenir cards. And it's fun to try matching up vignettes between collections. So I went through my obsolete stock certificates to see which ones had engravings that were used later on souvenir cards. This was also educational, to see where the vignettes originated, since many aren't attributed on the cards.

Here is a handful of match-ups...

American Bank Note’s well-known Wheel of Progress vignette, found on SO-6, appears on many stocks and bonds, including one I have for the U.S. Plywood Corp. from 1955.

U.S. Plywood Corp.jpg  SO-6.jpg 

“America,” engraved by Lorenzo Hatch for International Bank Note Co., showed up on a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad stock from 1899 nearly a century before she appeared on ABNC souvenir card SO-75.

B&O RR stock 1899.jpg  SO-75.jpg 

There were a number of Plate Printers Union cards from the 1980s that feature some wonderful train vignettes. One of the speeding locomotives on F-1987A was first featured on a 1947 stock for Westinghouse Air Brake Co. printed by Security Bank Note Co.

Westinghouse Air Brake.jpg  F-1987A.jpg 

A private card printed by Mike Bean (MB-63) spotlights the “Lady Holding Torch” vignette, which can also be found on a specimen Voting Trust Certificate for the Missouri-Kansas Pipe Line Co. printed circa 1930 by little known Northern Bank Note Co. in Chicago.

Missouri-Kansas Pipe Line specimen.jpg 
MB-63.jpg 
There are a few other matches in my collection that I may post later. Are there any in yours?

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Berny
Here is an 1864 United States bond (from the American Bond Detector) with a larger version of the Jackass eagle than the one found on the $10 Legal Tender notes at the end of the 19th century.UnitedStatesBond_1864_03.jpg 
UnitedStatesBond_1864_04.jpg  
The B2 souvenir card that shows both the small and the large engravings.

B2.jpg    B2_Eagle_MINE_02 (1).jpg

Finally, the small eagle on FR107.
Fr107_f1 (1).jpg 
https://currency.ha.com/itm/legal-tender-notes/fr-107-10-1880-legal-tender-pmg-superb-gem-unc-67-epq/a/3520-16785.s?ic4=ListView-Thumbnail-071515
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GregAlex
Very nice! That little eagle also shows up in my Micro-vignette thread.

Here's one that I thought was a match but isn't. The figures on my Manufactured Rubber stock look very much like those on a couple cards that Mike Bean printed for the SCCS Metro 4 chapter (M-17 & 18). But side-by-side, the vignette on the souvenir card is about 20% smaller than the stock and is clearly a different engraving. The stock was engraved by ABNC, so now I wonder what company did the other one. Obviously they were both based on the same original artwork.

MFGRubber.jpg 
M-18.jpg
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Steve in Tampa
Does anyone know if the card stock typically used for souvenir cards and the like are made from wood (cellulose) or cotton fiber ?
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Berny
A bond from the Brooklyn City RR Co. (Cox BRO-385-B-30s) and the corresponding vignette on souvenir card SO-82A. There are several stocks/bonds with this vignette.
BrooklynCity RR_f1.jpg  SO-082A-ASDA1991-PROOF_BrooklynBridge.jpg
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Berny
How about a $1,000,000 bond from the General Electric Co. and the Spread Eagle on SO-130.

GeneralElectric1000000_f1_SpreadEagleVignette (1).jpg 
SO-130-ABNC-HOLOG.jpg 
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Berny
A progress proof (c1895) for The Mercantile Credit Guarantee Company with a vignette of the Statue of Liberty in front of NYC with the Brooklyn Bridge on the right. I have not seen an issued Bond/Stock from this company.

Mercantile Credit Guarantee Company_f1 (1).jpg  Mercantile Credit Guarantee Company_f1_02.jpg  ABNC-1974ABNC-1974.jpg
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CurrencyDen1
How about a check, vignette, & card?
SO-11 SO-11.jpg 
so-11too.jpg 
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GregAlex
Does anyone know if the card stock typically used for souvenir cards and the like are made from wood (cellulose) or cotton fiber ?


I'm going to say cotton fiber. There were a couple early BEP cards where they did not use acid-free card stock and those are the only ones that have gotten yellow, as newspapers do. I think because of that they started using cotton fiber and have stayed with it.
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GregAlex
Berny wrote:
How about a $1,000,000 bond from the General Electric Co. and the Spread Eagle on SO-130.

GeneralElectric1000000_f1_SpreadEagleVignette (1).jpg 
SO-130-ABNC-HOLOG.jpg 


Hey, look at that -- somebody else collects million dollar bonds! You know, I have that eagle on a bond, too, but didn't make the connection before. Those are all great match-ups, Bernie. The Statue of Liberty vignette shows up on several souvenir cards, including SO-43. But I don't have it on any stocks or bonds, either.

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GregAlex
How about a check, vignette, & card?
SO-11  
so-11too.jpg 


I love that check, Roland!
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GregAlex
Found another one. This eagle appears on a Mike Bean card (MB-53) and a high value specimen bond for the NY Dormitory Authority. This was engraved for the Columbian Bank Note Co.

MB-53.jpg 

NY Dormitory Auth eagle.jpg 
NY Dormitory Auth 7 mill specimen bond.jpg
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GregAlex
I spotted one more today. The vignette of a sugar cane field on SO-67 also shows up on a stock for the American Sugar Refining Company.

American Sugar cu.jpg  American Sugar specimen.jpg  SO-67.jpg 
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