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Early Train Vignettes

sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 1,399 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 28, 2020 3:54PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

Early train vignettes are among my favorites. Below are a couple. Do you have any notes with nice train vignettes?

Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.

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  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 28, 2020 4:48PM


    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭

    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 404 ✭✭✭
    edited June 29, 2020 7:54AM

    can't resist

  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 30, 2020 8:26AM

    Now that is Cool !!
    Thanks for sharing @NewEnglandNotes .

    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,164 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those Choo-Choos are Cool-Cool. Nice looking notes.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now there's some nice notes 🙂

  • cinchcinch Posts: 242 ✭✭✭

    Some great looking vignettes! Here are a couple of mine:


    Warwick Bank $2, October 4, 1858



    American Bank, Providence $10, 1830s-50s Proof



    Westminster Bank, Providence $5, 1850s Proof with custom vignette of downtown Providence



    Citizens Union Bank, Scituate $1, 1830s Proof

    My website: RICurrency.com
  • Interesting thread. I’m glad it got revived or I would not have seen it 😀
    Awesome posts, thanks for sharing

  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know that the above notes are currency but some of them look like works of art. They are just beautiful. Thanks for posting them.

  • cinchcinch Posts: 242 ✭✭✭

    Two more:



    Late 1840s $1 Proof, Hamilton Bank, North Scituate RI
    Vignette of “train startling horses”

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    Mechanics National Bank $50, Series 1902 Third Charter Date Back, Fr. 667. Charter #(N)1007, Providence RI

    My website: RICurrency.com
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey cinch: That Rhode Island note is very artistic. All of these train notes are nice. Thanks to all who posted them.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 16,759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 15, 2020 7:48AM


    . >:)

  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's one I completely forgot about...............

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow ... some real nice notes on this thread.

  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭

    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A great post. A complete sketch history of the evolution of trains. The Pennsylvania Rail Road at 'Horseshoe Bend' close to Altoona. Thanks mbwizkid.

  • I have a couple notes with this train, but never saw it on a local stock certificate.

  • gsalexgsalex Posts: 193 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2, 2020 10:53PM

    Ah ha, someone else has breached the realm of stock certificates! I could post examples for days, but I will avoid hijacking this thread. Instead I'll contribute a few very early stocks that share a number of locomotive vignettes with obsolete currency.





    Intrigued by all things intaglio.
  • cinchcinch Posts: 242 ✭✭✭

    @gsalex What a trip seeing those early locomotives with the stagecoach carriages, especially when the second level is so crowded, like the image on your certificate.

    Any idea what that style of train was called? The DeWitt Clinton, an early New York State train, is similar.

    My website: RICurrency.com
  • gsalexgsalex Posts: 193 ✭✭✭
    edited October 4, 2020 8:19PM

    A lot of people think that B&O vignette represents a Tom Thumb locomotive (I used to), but that's not accurate. It actually shows the Novelty -- a locomotive that only ran in England. There's a mystery about why B&O would use that vignette on their stock certificate, but they stuck with it over many years. Here is a slightly different engraving from a later stock.

    Intrigued by all things intaglio.
  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking at these I have to think that it must have been quite a ride.
    :)

  • Scooter007Scooter007 Posts: 88 ✭✭✭

    _Beautiful examples, _ Enjoy seeing them, thanks for sharing 😀

  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭

    A couple more scans from the American Bank Note Company Archive series.


    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • gsalexgsalex Posts: 193 ✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2020 10:58PM

    I found some more moldy oldies on stocks. The first, you'll notice, is the same vignette found on the Buffalo & Niagara Falls RR above, but with Sullivan RR added to the passenger cars. This was a popular locomotive that got repurposed often in the 1850s.

    Intrigued by all things intaglio.
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