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    New York January 6, 1776 2s Gem New. A gorgeous example of this New York City Water Works Issue. Besides its perfect grade, it has two other interesting features: the first is that the back is inverted, and the second involves the manufacturing process of the paper. All notes from this issue were printed on two separate pieces of paper that had been glued to each other since before the printing process. The face was printed on a fine grain, light colored paper, and the back on a much coarser, heavy dark paper. On this particular example, the end of the dark paper failed to reach the edge of the note, so that portions of the back design are actually printed on the back side of the face paper. We've seen this happen before, but never on an example with an inverted back.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    30th Saturday
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