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    Gem Quality Fourth Issue Plate Proof.

    Milton 4S25F.1 25¢ Fourth Issue Plate Proof PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. This incredible Fourth Issue Plate Proof was acquired by our consignor as Lot 16470 from our May 2005 sale of the Tom O'Mara Collection. Previously, it was from our January 1997 Friedberg Sale, Lot 1102, where it was described as: "An utterly Superb Proof of the 25¢ Fourth Issue note pulled from the finished plate onto soft, white India paper. Very few Fourth Issue Proofs are known. This note is represented by only two other known examples - one of which is in the Smithsonian, and both of which have hole cancels in the signature block and wide margins. This piece, which has margins the size of a normally issued note, is the only known proof of the finished plate that is uncanceled. The printing is razor-sharp, obviously from a brand-new plate, and possibly from the master. The paper, although appearing to be the normal India Proof Stock at a glance, has a scattering of red fibers in it. Nothing could be more rare, and the condition is utterly unimprovable." This piece had previously been lot 2326 from NASCA's Rockholt Sale.


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    September, 2007
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