Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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More references about bank note companies and engravers

Chances are, you found my site because of a company listed on my American Bank Note Company page. That page represents the extent of my knowledge. I have very little information not already included there. However, I have compiled a list of good sources of information that might answer your questions.

Some of the sources listed are available through inter-library loan. Some may be found at private libraries such as the excellent loaning library of the American Numismatic Association.

Also, if you are interested in purchasing any of these books, you may sometimes be able to acquire them from either or at


  • Boggs, W.S., 1949, Ten Decades Ago, 1840-1850, A study of the work of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson of New York City (American Philatelic Society.)
  • Fielding, Mantle, 1974, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers" (Modern Books and Crafts.)
  • Opitz, G.B., 1986, Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers. (Apollo.)
  • Griffiths, William, 1959, The Story of the American Bank Note Company. (American Bank Note Co.) Frequently available from Alibris.
  • Hessler, Gene, 1993, The Engraver's Line, An encyclopedia of Paper Money & Postage Stamp Art (BNR Press.) Excellent references to additional resources.
  • Hind, A.M., 1963, A History of Engraving and Printing, 1862-1962 (Dover.)
  • McKay, G.L., 1942, A Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders, Printers & Publishers in New York City, 1633-1820 (New York Public Library.)
  • Rice, F.W., Fall 1961, Antecedents of the American Bank Note Company of 1858 in the Essay-Proof Journal 72, pp 139-150.
  • Stephens, S.D., 1950, The Mavericks: American engravers (Rutgers University Press.)
  • Toppan, R.N., 1896, A Hundred Years of Bank Note Engraving in the United States (American Bank Note Company.)
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(Last updated Feb 14, 2010)


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