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    Milton 3E50FR.1 50¢ Third Issue Justice Experimental Fine, Damaged. The piece is quite badly damaged with chipping at the lower left corner and much more serious chipping along the entire right end. There are also a number of lesser splits. The note has previously been referred to as an Essay invert, which it kind of is, but it appears to us to have been two separate Essay pieces glued together after printing, with the red back glued upside down. The note clearly was in its present form before being stamped and punched. It was previously lot 163 of Superior's 1982 Fraser Sale, and was acquired by Tom O'Mara when he purchased Doug Hale's Collection. To us, the primary interest of this piece is that it is the only Third Issue Red Back Experimental we know of in any form. In spite of its rather shop-worn appearance, there is some real value here.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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