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    Milton 5DP50R.1 50¢ Fifth Issue Die Proof Choice About New. A wonderfully strong impression of the 50¢ Fifth Issue back on India paper. When we sold this as part of Milt Friedberg's collection, the piece had separated from its important backing card. Tom has lightly remounted it with archival hinges at the bottom so that the back of the note and the heavy embossing on the card can be easily seen. The backing card has marginal notations making suggestions for the improvement of the piece, "Strengthen bottom line," "Some of the letters in Fifty Cents appear to need a little cutting," and in a separate hand, "This is the proof I recd. from Washington. J.E." This is an item whose existance was unknown until it appeared in Superior's February 1, 1982 Sale of the Fraser Collection. The Proof itself is perfect but for two very minor problems--a tiny missing corner-tip and a split of about one quarter-inch in the bottom margin, free of the design. An incredible Die Proof from an issue and denomination from which these items are so rare as to be essentially non-collectable.

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    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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