Friday, March 21, 2014

Printers : Wild & Beissel

The small certificate shown below is a debenture of an Australian masonic society. It was printed by Wild & Beissel, Printers .

Mordialloc Lodge, No. 258, debenture of 5 pounds, 1925
Mordialloc is a suburb in Melbourne.
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On the left side, the certificate tells us that Wild & Beissel was located at 240 Little Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. They also printed books such as The Australasian Butchers' Manual: A Modern Book of Reference for Butchers, Smallgoodsmen, Bacon Curers, Farmers, Etc  , compiled by William John Trevena and published in 1936. Likely, Wild & Beissel was not a real security printer. I don't remember seeing any other certificates from this printer. If you know of other examples, you can forward a scan for me to include in this post. Any other information about this printer is welcome.


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