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    Milton 2E5R.2b 5¢ Second Issue Experimental Negative Color Trial Essay Back PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, 2 POCs.
    In January of 2010, this beautiful purple ink negative back piece was offered as part of our FUN auction and realized more than $2,500. The description read, "This Five Cent negative is as pretty as they come. We are unable to photo-match it to any of the pieces that have sold in the past decade, but it is as nice as the very best of them. It's perfectly centered and with beautiful color. PMG mentions Exceptional Paper Quality as well as "Great Embossing." They also pedigree it to the Ford-Boyd Collection and mention the small penciled '209' (Valentine number) on the blank back." A well preserved Gem example, this piece may quickly exceed our conservative estimate.
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    October, 2021
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
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