Old style print like checks, bills of sale

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Tiny image, but I recognize the idea. Looks like an engraved version of a common 19th century design style. There is a shortage of digital fonts with both this heavy weight and horizontal line engraved treatment.
The closest digital is Archive Garfield http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/archivetype/archive-garfield/ It is a poor substitute -- too light and with only an autotrace quality.
Even lighter, but a well executed horizontal line engraved treatment Chevalier http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/chevalier-lt/
There is a similar font of very heavy weight: Roman Ornamented http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/intellecta/roman-ornamented/ But, like Archive Garfield it has only an autotrace quality.
A different design, but also an authentic alternative: Archive Copperplate Head http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/archivetype/archive-copperplate-head/ But, like Archive Garfield it has only an autotrace quality.
Yet another design, Batista Stroke by Ingo Preuss http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/preusstype/battista/ has a well executed horizontal line engraved treatment
Don

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No engraved lines, and different letterforms, but about the right weight ITC Tiffany Heavy http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/tiffany/
Don

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