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    Fr. 1280 Milton 1R25.2d 25¢ First Issue Inverted Back PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. When we last handled (should read mishandled: wrong photo and wrong section in catalog) this note, it was Lot 15893 in our May 2005 sale. In spite of our best efforts to make this impossible to buy, Frederick Mayer found it and acquired it at $1840. It's a beautifully bright piece, and it's amazingly clean for an XF note. It's the plate note from Milt Friedberg's encyclopedia. One of only two known in 1978, it was one of five by the time it sold as the O'Mara piece, and still is today. Interestingly, although Fr. 1280 is by far the rarer of the two perforated 25¢ numbers, no Fr. 1279 Inverts are known. (2500-up)
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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    September, 2007
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