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    25c Fifth Issue Tete-Beche Horizontal Back Pair Gem New. This pair is Milton 5E25R.1a. Only seven 25c tete-beche Fifth Issue Back Pairs exist. All seven pairs trace their original to a single sheet which was discovered in November of 1985. The sheet was cut and divided among the major collectors at that time. This pair, from the Hoffman Collection, is as nice as any of them. The notes are printed on India paper that was mounted to cardboard prior to printing. They are true proofs, with ink laid on so heavily and sharply that the design elements can be felt with one's fingers. The tete-beche arrangement was created so that the localized anticounterfeiting stain could be produced in the center of the sheet and still appear at the right end of each note when the notes were separated. All Fifth Issue Uniface printings are rare, and these tete-beche pairs are virtually never available.

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    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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