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    Excessively Rare Woodchopper Printed Fold Error

    Fr. 85 $5 1907 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30.
    Perhaps our favorite note from Richard Merlau's Legal Tender error holdings, as this massive printed fold covers almost the entire left half of the note. The description in the Grinnell sale catalogue sums it up nicely: "This is an unusual freak. The left side of the note folded over when printing the serial number resulting in the number being printed on the back, also the ornament. A rarity indeed." The note fetched $22.50 back in 1944, an extraordinarily high figure for the time. Expect it to bring somewhat more this evening.
    Ex-Albert A. Grinnell Collection Sale, November, 1944, Lot 409, ex- CAA Rosemont Sale, May 14, 1999, Lot 505.
    From The Richard Merlau Collection of Large Size Errors, Part I

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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