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    Second Issue Reverse Color Trial Experimentals Milton 2E25FR.6, 6a, 6b and 6c. An incredible set of four, each with the same face: the finished-plate 25¢ Second Issue engraving, which is overprinted in bronze with the large "25" normally used on the back and the bronze date "February 20, 1863." The backs of the four notes are the finished-plate engraving for the Second Issue Backs missing the engraving that appears within the shield. The shield portion is blank but for light outlines of the stars at the top. The Green Back has the word, "Imperfect" pen-written across the blank shield area. Each of the four notes is identical, varying only in the ink color of the backs, which utilize the four colors chosen for the regular issue: red, green, purple and light brown. All four notes have two half-moon cancels, and all have been stamped "SPECIMEN" in blue on the face. When Milt Friedberg's Encyclopedia was printed in 1978, this type was represented by only a single example of the purple-back piece, which had previously been lot 951 in the S.H.&H. Chapman Sale of February 15, 1904. The other three colors were not known to exist until this set appeared in the 1982 sale of the Fraser Collection by Superior. All four notes grade Gem New, and this set is a highlight of the O'Mara Collection.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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