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Posted 01/03/2022   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's pretty cool! Are there any illustrations? I'm guessing this is from the ... 1970s?
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Posted 01/03/2022   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Clovnfire to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The price list has 32 pages, 1,350 checks, no images . There are 16 double sided pages stapled by a custom printer nicely. I would like to see a modern catalog made .
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Posted 01/23/2022   5:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I added a several more interesting pieces to my collection in recent months. First, some government checks...






And a couple engraved checks with very nice vignettes.





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Posted 01/28/2022   10:53 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Adding on to the topic of government checks, here are a few I've picked up. They're not revenue usages; I just like them aesthetically.










The next examples show the same allegorical figure.






And just for comparison, the same figure on an RN (revenue stamped paper).




And a similar figure on a state government check. This one is lovely in that while you can't necessarily see it on the scan, it is printed in metallic bronze ink.




Lastly, a design I just love aesthetically. Unused remainders are fairly common, typically selling in the $25-35 range. Used examples are a bit more scarce. The two examples below, while at first glance similar, are different designs.



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Posted 04/10/2022   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a couple months late to the party, but those are fabulous checks @revenuecollector! I'm very partial to the BEP-engraved govt. checks and have a few of those myself.

Here's my latest acquisition with two nice vignettes and an RN-L5 imprint. Printing by American Bank Note Co.







The eagle turned out to have some microprinting, which dates the engraving to 1859 -- well before it was used here. So you don't have to squint, it reads "Entered according to an Act of Congress in the year 1859 by the American Bank Note Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." These days it would suffice to say "Copyright 1859".

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Posted 04/10/2022   05:41 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! Yeah, it's fun what you can find buried in and around these great vignettes from time to time. Works of art.
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