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    Milton 2E50R.2a 50¢ Second Issue Negative Essay Choice About New. This Wide Margin Negative Essay Experimental printing has the bronze "D-5-18-63" coner surcharges as well as the large "50" surcharge. It was originally item #23 on Ed Frossard's special list #8 issued October 1, 1893. On that list, Frossard had mistaken the Old English "D" for a "B." He did that in every instance where this surcharge appears. Frossard's penned "23" appears lightly in the upper right corner of the blank back. It was described on that list, "50¢ Carmine Back, with large skeleton 50 in gold; B-5-18-63 in corners. White fibrous paper," and priced at $2.00. This beautiful Negative Essay is a Gem but for a pre-print fold visible only on the blank back, and a rust spot at the bottom just outside of the design area. The original embossed effect is very apparent on this thin, white fiber paper. This is one of the few instances where the "D-5-18-63" surcharge appears on a uniface Wide Margin note. Ed Frossard list #8; Lester Merkin to MRF; CAA MRF 1/97 lot 1073 to Tom O'Mara.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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