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Posted 05/24/2008   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
This is an 1860s unused check from Manufacturers' National Bank of New York.
It has an #RN-B1 2c orange revenue stamp printed on it



and a engraved vignette of a woman waiting by a lighthouse and looking out to sea.

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Posted 05/24/2008   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is beautiful! Tell her she's looking in the wrong direction!
That would be gorgeous in a frame as an 8X10 or larger! So romantic!

Thanks for posting!

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Posted 05/24/2008   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, she looks like one of the many girlfriends I had in ports all over the world!

I wish . . . .
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Posted 05/24/2008   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are the stories I've heard about sailors all true Laswabbie

I was in the Air Force on a Naval Air base in the 70's I've heard some real humdingers.

Dianne
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Posted 09/01/2014   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, t360. I'm new to the board and browsing old posts. This one of yours prompted me to post images of a couple of checks in my collection with the same vignette. I'm recently branching into revenue stamped paper and will have to look for one like yours -- hopefully as nice!




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Posted 09/01/2014   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The lighthouse images on all three checks are actually different, although they seem to have been printed by the same company in New York. Printers usually had a wide variety of stock images from which clients could choose what they wished.
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Posted 09/01/2014   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Obviously, you're correct, revcollector. I must learn to be more precise in my posts. I know about stock images and have at least 3 versions of this very one, but my aging brain simply forgot!
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Posted 09/01/2014   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mudhut1000 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

What a wonderful thread! I appreciate reading all of your posts and the wonderful depictions of the checks.

And, as usual, I learn something new from Revcollector!

John
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