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    Group of Die Proof Vignettes engraved by Alfred Jones Part 1 Twelve Items.
    The Smillie archives also included a selection of die proofs of vignettes engraved by Alfred Jones. The twelve die proof vignettes in this grouping are printed on India paper, mounted on die-sunk card stock and are in nice original condition unless noted otherwise.
    Untitled (although known as Landing of the Pilgrims). The Toppan, Carpenter & Co. imprint dates this vignette to before 1858. Annotations credit Darley as the artist and Jones as the engraver for this vignette. Confirmed usage on a $5 issue of the Casco Bank, Portland, ME
    Die proof designated WHEELWRIGHT / TOPPAN, CARPENTER & Co./ New York, Philada. & Boston below the vignette. The microprinted copyright statement dates this vignette to 1856. Annotations credit Darley as the artist, Kirk and J.D. Smillie as the etchers, and Jones as the engraver. there is minor soiling and a small stain along the margins of the card.
    Untitled die proof that has been designated in handwriting as the Vermont Arms. AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. / No. 106 appear below the image. Circa 1859
    Untitled die proof depicting a Revolutionary War battle scene with TOPPAN. CARPENTER & Co. imprint. Annotations credit Darley as the artist and Jones as the engraver
    Untitled die proof depicting Andrew Jackson. Usage confirmed on a number of obsolete bank notes including a $1 issue on the Jackson Bank of Providence, RI
    Untitled die proof depicting an allegorical female with child by urn. Annotation credits Jones as the engraver.
    Untitled die proof depicting four oxen pulling a cotton wagon. Annotations credit Darley as the artist and Jones and Earle as the engravers of this vignette
    Untitled die proof of Indian hunter on horseback with Toppan, Carpenter & Co. imprint. Annotations credit Darley as the artist and Jones and Earle as the engravers of this vignette
    Untitled die proof of two beavers with Toppan, Carpenter & Co. imprint. Annotations credit Jones as the artist and Jones and Earle as the engravers of this vignette
    Die proof designated YO HEAVE HO depicting two sailors raising a sail. The micro printed Toppan, Carpenter & Co. copyright statement dates this vignette to 1856
    Untitled die proof designated AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. 114 beneath the portrait of a nattily dressed laborer
    Untitled (although known as The Sea Side) die proof designated AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. No. 72 depicting sailors and a boy and his dog at the seashore. Annotation notes that the vignette is "as left by W. Rice". Known usage on the $5 issue of the Continental Bank of Boston, MA
    From The Smillie Family Archives


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