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    Fr. 1257 Milton 4E10FR.1 10¢ Fourth Issue Very Good. This note is the very piece that caused Fr. 1263 to be listed in the early editions of Friedberg. Both Tom O'Mara and this cataloger agree that the note is not a genuine no-seal example and has been altered. This very piece was reported in the 1949 Numismatist and mentioned by Limpert in his 1946 book. It apparently is the same piece that had been in the Stack's September 1955 sale of the Limpert Collection, and prior to that was part of the Westheimer Collection. Milt Friedberg considered the note genuine. He lists it as an Essay on page 124 of the Encyclopedia, where it is photographed both face and back. We sold this note as part of Milt Friedberg's collection in January of 1997, where it was described in part, "The plate note from the 1946 Limpert book. The note grades only Very Good, and the surfaces of the paper are a bit soft. In this grade, this cataloger feels that it is impossible to definitively pronounce this note genuine (read: I think it's a fake). Milt, in friendly disagreement, is convinced that the note is genuine." With its illustrious pedigree and the fact that the note has been accepted as genuine by generations of advanced collectors, it certainly has some value. Acquired by Tom O'mara (as fake) from our 1/97 sale of the Milt Friedberg Collection. Acquired by Milt (as genuine) from the November 1971 Hollinbeck Kagin Sale. Previously from Stack's September 1955 Limpert Sale lot 532. Previously from the Westheimer Collection, where it was called unique.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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