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    Gem Five Cent Negative Essay

    Milton 2E5R.2 5¢ Second Issue Negative Essay Gem New. This is one of the very few 5¢ Negative Essays known to exist, and it was listed in the Encyclopedia only from its auction record as Lot 986 from the Chapman Brothers sale of the Friedman Collection on June 3, 1903. The "D-5-18-63" surcharge was not mentioned in the Encyclopedia description, as it was omitted in the Friedman catalog and not known to exist until it turned up in the Collins Collection. This note has a penned "51" on the back that matches the numbers used by Ed Frossard in his October 1, 1893 listing of the Spencer Clark Collection. This note realized over $2,000 when we sold it as lot 909 of our January 1997 Milt Friedberg Collection.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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