||Fairman, Draper, Underwood & Co. Vignette Proof Sample Sheet � Block Titled. [No.] "2 � 1830" Style with Audubon's Running Grouse Vignettes. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent. A second example of this fully titled and dated vignette sample sheet featuring two running grouse vignettes at the base. An India paper Proof on a large sheet, printed from a single plate, by Fairman, Draper, Underwood & Co. Approximately 35 cm x 41 cm. Layout as on the previous. The sheet features 38 vignettes. Two of these, both at the base flanking the Barbary horseman, are running grouse vignettes adapted after Audubon. Twelve elements are side panels used on Obsolete banknotes. Dated 1830 at the bottom, and with the numeral "2" at the top. This was the first sheet of the type Eric obtained in 2006, but it has faults: Two original vignettes are replaced with portraits taken from proof notes or die vignettes. PCGS notes "Two Vignettes Replaced; Small Splits; Stains." This will frame nicely for display, and was in a family collection for decades prior to its sale in 2006 (note two pieces of archival framing tape on the top back edge as a pedigree mark). The impairments are minor compared to the importance of this sample sheet with its two running grouse vignettes. Ex: Smythe & Co. New York City Summer Currency Auction #262, July 12, 2006, lot 2550; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20107, realized $4080.