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    Very Choice New Red Back Fessenden Invert

    Fr. 1291 Milton 3R25.1h 25¢ Third Issue Inverted Back Surcharge Very Choice New. Only two types of red back inverts are known. This Fessenden and the Fr. 1357 Justice. That Justice invert is relatively common with about a dozen pieces known, but this Fessenden remains, to our knowledge, totally unique. Milt had seven green back Fessenden inverts, but in over thirty years of searching, was never about to locate a red back. This note has grade as well as rarity in its corner. The piece is nicely margined, beautifully bright and has retained all its original embossing. It also boasts a partial face plate number (74?) and the full back plate number 2. One of the most significant inverts in this or any other sale.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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