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    Ten Cent Fifth Issue Back in Black with an Unadopted Columbian Bank Note Company Engraving

    Milton 5E10R.1 10¢ Fifth Issue Essay in Black PMG Extremely Fine 40.
    This piece was Lot 1103 from our January 1997 Friedberg Collection auction. When we sold it there, we said in part: "This off-color Essay note is unique to our best knowledge. It's printed in black, as opposed to the green of the Regular Issue. The printing was done on India paper which has in turn been mounted to a heavier card. From the appearance of a few surface wrinkles and minor tears in the edge of the note, it seems that this card is not original to this note, but is rather a remounting. In any event, this is the only off-color Fifth Issue back that we have ever had the opportunity to see." The pedigree was from Lester Merkin's October 6, 1972 sale, and then Harmer's December 18, 1991 sale Lot 306.
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    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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