Die Proof engraved by James Smillie Steam Fire Engine No. 2 1875
    Dating from 1875, this 5" x 3-1/4" intricately detailed vignette of a steam fire engine thundering to a fire was engraved by James Smillie for use on a stock certificate of the New Hampshire Insurance Co. The vignette, which is printed on india paper, is on die-sunk 9" x 5-7/8" card stock. The vignette is designated as "STEAM ENGINE NO. 2 / 825 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y." below the vignette. The card has small finely written pencil notations "Duplicate." in the upper right corner and "Jas. Smillie sculp." in the lower right corner. Nice original condition with a light smudge in the right margin far from the impression and a solitary small spot on the back. A wonderful addition to any collection.
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