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Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Research: Miscellaneous Products 



A miscellaneous product refers to one of the various products printed by the BEP over the years that did not bear a monetary value (as do currency, stamps, or Treasury securities).  Such things as passports, certificates, forms, checks, invitations, awards, and commissions were printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for Government use.  This work continues to this day and is largely unnoticed by the public.


For further information on this topic, specific questions may be addressed to the Historical Resource Center.

HRC / BEP Papers


"Bureau Products Commemorating the Wright Brothers," BEP Communicator, October 2003
Looks at postage stamps and other products created to commemorate the Wright brothers.


"Commemorating the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition," BEP Communicator, September 2003
Looks at postage stamps and other products created in 1904 and 1905.


"Our Common Endeavor," BEP Communicator, Nov/Dec 2001
Looks at products created for the McKinley memorial service in 1902.


"Works of Art Fit for a Souvenir: BEP Products for Presidential Inaugurations," BEP Communicator, January/February 2005
Review of items produced to celebrate inaugurations.

HRC / BEP Books & Articles


History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1862-1962 (Washington, DC: Treasury Department, 1962)
A full-length official history of the BEP.