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    50¢ First Issue Trial Color Essay PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. From our 2005 sale of the O'Mara collection and later lot 12624 of our Mayer sale in September of 2007. At that sale we described it, "Printed in bright green ink on thin white India paper. This off-color First Issue back is unique. No other example is known of or suspected to exist. The note is pristine and beautifully bright, its only problems being some very minor glue traces at the edges of the blank back and two miniscule nicks at the margins. All First Issue Essays are of the highest rarity, and this one has the added attraction of great eye appeal due to the striking color." It realized $4312 at that sale when collectors' budgets had been stretched thin by our O'Mara and Mayer sales as well as the series of Stack's sales. It should do a fair bit better now.

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    January, 2010
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