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All Aboard! Railroad Stocks & Bonds

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 Posted 03/05/2021  9:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just noticed a clever Easter egg on that vignette. ABNC tucked their copyright into a very discreet place -- can anyone spot it?
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 Posted 03/06/2021  2:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
HA! YUP! Was that a common thing for them to do?
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 Posted 03/06/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see it!
I'm kinda surprised, that would mean B&M didn't own the image on their certificate?
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 Posted 03/06/2021  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DBM - I am not very good with steam locomotives, so I can't say "YUP, the B&M ran those locos"... BUT it was probably a lot more common to have generic vignettes of steamers than the later diesels (like the MEC one I shared). THEN AGAIN, if the art was indeed created for the B&M, WOULD ABN retain the rights?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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 Posted 03/06/2021  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For those with older eyes, here's a close-up:



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I'm kinda surprised, that would mean B&M didn't own the image on their certificate?


American Bank Note owned the printing plates and intellectual property rights for nearly everything they produced. In fact, the two male figures that flank the locomotive pop up in dozens of other stocks and bonds. I'm pretty sure I've seen the train used elsewhere, too. Sometimes a company paid extra to commission a special engraving that could only be used on their stocks/bonds. But even then, ABNC would retain the copyright, since they created the work.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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For those with older eyes, here's a close-up:
Thank you!
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 Posted 04/03/2021  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mforder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello All,

My name is Mark. I a new to the coin side of this but I figured why not join since some of the things I have in the "Steele Box" pertain to this forum as we.

If you want to read more about the box please see my introductions... http://goccf.com/t/396718

I know this is not much but it is one of the many items that came from the box itself. Looks like bonds on the back of a lithographers business card.



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 Posted 04/04/2021  01:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a pretty fancy business card! It looks about the size of a postcard -- what are the actual dimensions?
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 Posted 04/05/2021  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mforder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi GregAlex,

The card measures about 2.5" by 4.5".

---Mark
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 Posted 05/07/2021  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Several very nice railroads arrived in the station today.
My favorite has to be the Wilmington & Northern bond. So many nice features especially in the upper left corner (note the little RR lamp) and two beautiful locomotive vignettes.
 





The other two also have very nice locomotives.





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 Posted 05/08/2021  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
YUMMY!!!
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