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One Of The Most Beautiful Stock Certificate Vignettes Ever, Imo.

 
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Posted 11/30/2017   9:43 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've lusted after this particular stock certificate design for years, but I wanted an early example with (1) an imperforate revenue stamp, and (2) a handstamped cancel.

There are flashier certificates out there, but I've always loved the imagery on this design.

Not cheap, but gorgeous.

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Posted 11/30/2017   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 12/01/2017   01:22 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another reason to trim a stamp tightly; no real place left for a stamp and who would have wanted to cover any of that beautiful design?
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Posted 12/01/2017   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is amazing. The engravers back then had incredible talent!
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Posted 12/01/2017   1:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, I love it!
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Posted 12/01/2017   5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An absolute gem.

Any background/history on the company? Lots of German-based insurers in the 19th Century, so would this just be a name to instill confidence or was it a company with real German roots?
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Posted 12/01/2017   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add unechan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow this is beautiful. Acquiring such masterpiece is a true privilege for revenue collectors. Thank you so much for sharing us this gem.

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Posted 12/10/2017   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pickup, revenuecollector. I love the engraving! Thanks for showing it.
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Posted 12/10/2017   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Outstanding engraving and all of the different old font styles are just beautiful!
I'm wanting to print this out and frame it

What steps will you now take to preserve this piece of stock history?
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Posted 12/13/2017   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh my! Why have I never heard of this certificate before -- that is stunning!

I immediately grabbed my copy of "The Engraver's Line" and looked up the printer, Hosford and Co. of New York. And found ... nothing. That is a real mystery. But I'm assuming this is engraved -- perhaps it is lithographed. Can you feel raised ink by lightly running your fingernail over it?

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Posted 12/14/2017   09:29 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No raised ink.
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Posted 12/14/2017   3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Odd that they would take such a detailed engraving and print it lithographically. They did a great job, though!
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Posted 06/09/2019   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HoosRec to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, revenuecollector, "gorgeous" it is! Very nice.

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