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    Milton 1DP25F.2 25¢ First Issue Trial-Color Die Proof Gem New. From our January 1997 Friedberg Sale, where it followed the same lot that it follows now. These two lots have been auctioned three times in 101 years, and each time they were two consecutive lots. Our 1997 description still works, "This plate proof, which is in Superb condition, is identical to the face offered in the previous lot. In fact, it was in the same Chapman sale. It was the very next lot (#567) of the auction held on October 20, 1904. Its only difference from the previous face is in its color, which was well described by the Chapman brothers, '25¢ 1st Issue, in greyish smokey brown on thin, stiff, pale lemon paper, face only, unique.' In that sale, this piece brought $16, which was a simply amazing price at that time. The buyer of the previous lot should, if at all possible, attempt to purchase this truly unique item to keep this set together as it has been for the past 93 years." Tom O'Mara bought both lots, and hopefully someone else will this evening, keeping them together as they deserve to be.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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