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    Rare Rotated Colored Seal

    Georgia 1777 $7 PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
    This is the second-nicest, problem-free example we have sold of this Blue Seal hand variety. Our Newman sale had a couple of PCGS 25 Apparents, which both sold for around $1,500. The consignor has sent us a note pointing out the hand seal is supposed to point straight to the top of the note. It is out of position 90 degrees to the left (or 270 degrees to the right, dependent upon your state of optimism), with fingers pointing directly at the five bold, clear signatures. He mentions that in many decades of dealing, he has never seen another Georgia note with a rotated seal. Interestingly, this cataloging team has seen one other, which by the fortunate or unfortunate happenstance, also appears in this sale. It is a $30 May 4, 1778 Georgia note with the boar vignette rotated very nearly 180 degrees. This weird alignment of the stars will afford some collector the opportunity to begin a rotated seal Georgia collection with two pieces. We suspect decades from now, that collector would still be seeking a third example.


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    January, 2020
    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
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