Massachusetts 1737 3d PMG Choice Fine 15 Net. ...
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DescriptionMassachusetts 1737 3d PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.
Not only is this example the first note of this denomination from the 1737 emission to be in our auctions, it is also the very first note from the entire issue of six denominations to be in our auctions. All six denominations are not valued in Friedberg, while the Newman reference lists what the five denominations in the sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection brought in 2004. The note in this lot was obtained by our consignor at that 2004 auction where it realized $5,750. Ford acquired this note from the estate of F.C.C. Boyd, who died on September 7, 1958. This example has the faded red ink signature of Wm. Dudley. A dealer's code of "mayxy" is penciled on the back, while the third party back label states that this example was severed and reattached with pieces added. The pieces added are a strip at top center, a strip along the right edge, and a small piece at center. It remains rare as it is the only MA-84 graded by PMG and may quickly leave our estimate in the rear view mirror.
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