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    Group of Predominantly South American Die Proof Vignettes Part 1 Twelve Examples
    The die proofs in this grouping are printed on India paper mounted on die-sunk cardstock and are in nice original condition with any major exceptions noted.
    Die proof designated as GAUCHO LASSOING / 810 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. beneath the vignette. Light soiling overall, but clear of the vignette
    Untitled die proof of an Indian warrior
    Die proof designated ARMS OF ECUADOR / 694 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. below the vignette
    Untitled die proof depicting an allegorical female (perhaps Plenty ?) sitting on a platform labeled HABANA. Intended for Cuban use?
    Untitled die proof of the national arms of Guatemala
    Untitled die proof of a presumably South American scenic view
    Untitled die proof of two natives and a European
    Die proof designated SALADERO / 630 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. beneath a vignette of a slaughter house. Confirmed use on the 1869 500 Pesos issue of La Provincia de Buenos Ayres (Argentina Pick S497)
    Die proof designated MULE TRAIN / 519 below a panoramic mountain view, assuredly from South America
    Untitled (but known as Coffee Tree) die proof depicting a coffee tree, sack of beans, and tools
    Die proof designated SOUTH AMER OSTRICH HUNTING / 777 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. The micro printed copyright statement dates this vignette to 1873. Confirmed usage on the Argentina 10 Centavos issues of 1884, 1891, and 1892 (cut down form of vignette) (Pick 6, 210, 214)
    Die proof designated THE KING OF THE FOREST / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. 893 beneath the lion vignette. An annotation indicates that this was an old die which James Smillie updated.
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