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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 41, October 10, 1999, Article 8

VIGNETTE BOOK DISMEMBERED  

   In another form of recycling, the same issue of Bank Note 
   Reporter also carries a full-page ad from Arri Jacob, a 
   California currency dealer, selling "Rare Proof Vignettes 
   Found on U.S. Currency!   All vignettes are the same as 
   found on U.S. currency.  These vignettes came from a rare 
   presentation book the Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
   made during the late 1860's to mid 1870's.  There are 
   less than 50 of these vignette books known."   Well, it 
   looks like now the population is "less than 49."   Wait ... 
   was that the sound of a bibliophile turning in his grave ... ? 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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