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    Five Cent "D-5-18-63" Negative Essay

    Milton 2E5R.2 5¢ Second Issue Negative Essay PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Although this is not the same note, it is identical to lot 16342 of our Tom O'Mara collection, which we described as, "This is one of the very few 5¢ Negative Essays known to exist, and it was listed in the Encyclopedia only from its auction record as Lot 986 from the Chapman Brothers sale of the Friedman Collection on June 3, 1903. The 'D-5-18-63' surcharge was not mentioned in the Encyclopedia description, as it was omitted in the Friedman catalog and not known to exist until it turned up in the Collins Collection. This note has a penned '51' on the back that matches the numbers used by Ed Frossard in his October 1, 1893 listing of the Spencer Clark Collection." The only difference with the presently offered lot is the Frossard pencil number on the back (24) and that this 66 EPQ has better centering.
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    January, 2010
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