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 Posted 02/18/2018  5:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Among stock and bond collectors, probably the second most popular theme after railroads is mining. There were a lot of small mines and a lot of stock certificates to go with them. Many of these were issued for booming gold and silver mining areas in the West and quickly went belly up. I prefer the larger companies that issued engraved certificates.

Dixie Gold is the type of stock certificate I usually don't collect, since it has no vignettes. But this one is serial number A1, so I made an exception.



These mines are more my style:













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 Posted 02/18/2018  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's easy to see the appeal. I would think currency collectors would cross over to those.

Love those vignettes.
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 Posted 02/18/2018  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are gorgeous. Thanks for posting.

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 Posted 02/19/2018  11:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great stocks Greg!

Really like the Plymouth Rock one.
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 Posted 02/19/2018  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That old air hammer drill is also seen on the NFLD $2 banknote...


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 Posted 02/19/2018  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an exact vignette match-up, SPP, produced by American Bank Note Co. I was thumbing through an old Charlton catalog the other day and the vignettes used on both stock certificates and Canadian currency are numerous. At least I can afford the stocks!



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That old air hammer drill is also seen on the NFLD $2 banknote...

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Here's an exact vignette match-up, SPP, produced by American Bank Note Co. I was thumbing through an old Charlton catalog the other day and the vignettes used on both stock certificates and Canadian currency are numerous.
Very interesting.
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 Posted 02/22/2018  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I always like seeing a vignette shared on a note - check - or stock/bond.
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 Posted 02/22/2018  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple Mexican match-ups...












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 Posted 03/31/2018  03:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a fun one from Ahmeek Mining, with a beaver vignette!



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This thread needs a bump and fortunately a really nice mining stock arrived today. This is a 1919 cert for the Verde Combination Copper Company; their mines were close to Jerome, AZ. The stock certificate was produced by Republic Bank Note, a predecessor of U.S. Banknote Corp.

This is quite a detailed vignette when you study it, from the dog and donkey to the piece of bread the miner is holding. They even added some depth by extending his foot beyond the frame. And another reason I picked it up was because it shares the same vignette as an early souvenir card issued at the 1966 SIPEX show.





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This thread needs a bump and fortunately a really nice mining stock arrived today.
A nice pairing! Well done.

Looks like that fella is on a well deserved break.
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 Posted 11/03/2018  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I rediscovered some wonderful reprints yesterday in the "Opening of the West" series. This was a 1978 series of 10 booklets on various subjects of the early West, from lumberjacks and railroads to buffalo hunters and the Indian nations. It was a collaboration between American Bank Note Co, which supplied original engravings, and Time/Life Books, which compiled the historical text.

There were a number of stocks and banknotes reprinted for the series from the original plates and noted on the backs. Some of the originals are quite rare, so I'm grateful these were made available to collectors.









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