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    Historically Significant Smillie Signed Proof

    Hessler 361 Fr. 271 $5 1899 Silver Certificate Face Proof and "Running Antelope" Vignette.
    According to the Hessler reference, this lovely die sunk proof on India paper is just one of two examples known. It carries G.F.C. Smillie's autograph in pencil in the lower right corner. Some minor foxing spots are noticed with most outside of the design elements. Accompanying this important piece is a pleasing vignette of Ta-to'-ka-in'-yanka or "Running Antelope" of the Hunkpapa Dakota Sioux tribe. This engraved image was based on an 1872 photograph by Alexander Gardner. The headdress was pasted over the image and the engraving completed. Some minor foxing affects mostly the cardstock. (Total: 2 items)

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    August, 2014
    6th Wednesday
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