Marine View, die sunk proof, BEP, Manufactured Tobacco, Series 1869 TF17, TF18
“Marine View” vignette proof by unknown engraver for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Portions of this vignette appeared on the Series 1869 Manufactured Tobacco tax paid stamps. The tall sailing ship appears on TF18 and the sidewheeler shows up on TF17.
Note: this is an ORIGINAL nineteenth century die-sunk proof; not a reproduction or contemporary print. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.