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    Milton 2E50F.4i 50¢ Second Issue PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
    We last sold this piece in our 2013 FUN auction. The description we used there was: "This is an unpunched, unstamped 50¢ Experimental that we believe we have not seen before. It is very similar to lot 16426 from our May 2005 Auction of the Tom O'Mara Collection and may just possibly be from the same sheet. If it is, it is only the second known example; if it is not, it is likely unique. Although neither this note nor the O'Mara piece had a watermark, the late Milt Friedberg, who previously owned the O'Mara piece, conjectured that it was printed on the same paper that had the "OLIER" watermark. We think that paper was a bit softer. If that is the case, this Experimental may well be unique. These last several years have been a wonderful time to buy extremely rare Fractional Experimentals as the traditional deep-pocket buyers have lost interest now that they are dead." At that time, the note realized a bit over $1500. This example has incredible Proof printing quality and it also carries the plate selvage at the top.
    From the Tabacco Family Collection


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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