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    Milton 1DP25F.2 25¢ First Issue Trial-Color Die Proof PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
    From our sale of the Mayer Collection in September of 2007 where it was described, "Both this and the previous lot share the same pedigree string. These two lots have been auctioned four times in 103 years, and each time they were two consecutive lots. We first sold them as part of the Friedberg Collection in 1997, with a description that still works fine, "This plate proof, which is in Superb condition, is identical to the face offered in the previous lot. In fact, it was in the same Chapman sale. It was the very next lot (#567) of the auction held on October 20, 1904. Its only difference from the previous face is in its color, which was well described by the Chapman Brothers, '25¢ 1st Issue in grayish smokey brown on thin, stiff, pale lemon paper, face only, unique'." In that sale, the piece brought $16, which was a simply amazing price at that time." At the Mayer sale the two lots wandered apart. This is the higher grade (and in this cataloger's opinion) the more interesting color. It realized $3220 at the Mayer sale and should do even better now.

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    January, 2010
    7th-11th Thursday-Monday
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