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    Vignette Book Compiled in the Bank
    Comptroller's Office of Madison, Wisconsin

    [Ramsey (Hayes), Lizzie]. Engraved Bank Note Elements Clipped from Unused Bank Notes. Scrapbook of finely engraved portraits and vignettes, clipped from unused bank notes in the office of the Bank Comptroller for the State of Wisconsin, by Lizzie Ramsey (then Hayes), in 1862 and 1863. Small 4to [27 by 20 cm], original full brown morocco; both covers paneled in gilt, with front cover bearing the name Ramsey in gilt; spine ruled in gilt. Handwritten note on front flyleaf reads:

    "The Steel Engravings herein were cut from new and unused bank bills in the Bank Comptroller Office in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1862-3, by my wife Lizzie. It has, and can have, no duplicate. It is to be given to our niece Alice Kasson.
    (signed) D.B. Ramsey
    Milwaukee 1894."

    The volume includes 80 leaves of thick paper, on both sides of which are mounted 356 engraved specimens of portraits and vignettes. These have been very carefully clipped and neatly mounted by Miss Hayes (the couple married in 1865, having presumably met on the job--Dana B. Ramsey was at the time Deputy Bank Comptroller for the State of Wisconsin). The binding is rubbed and somewhat worn at the extremities, but the engravings are clean and crisp. A charming volume. Estimate $750.
    Ex: Margolis & Moss (10/1984).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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