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    Second Issue Reverse Color Trial Experimentals Milton 2E25FR.6, 6a, 6b and 6c PMG 63, 62, 58EPQ and 58EPQ.
    Although we lack the lot tag, this incredible set seems to photo-match Stacks lot 293 from their October 2007 sale. It is essentially the identical set as our lot 16374 of our O'Mara 2005 sale. we described that set as "An incredible set of four, each with the same face: the finished-plate 25ยข Second Issue engraving, which is overprinted in bronze with the large "25" normally used on the back and the bronze date "February 20, 1863." The backs of the four notes are the finished-plate engraving for the Second Issue Backs missing the engraving that appears within the shield. The shield portion is blank but for light outlines of the stars at the top. Each of the four notes is identical, varying only in the ink color of the backs, which utilize the four colors chosen for the regular issue: red, green, purple and light brown. All four notes have two half-moon cancels, and all have been stamped "SPECIMEN" in blue on the face. When Milt Friedberg's Encyclopedia was printed in 1978, this type was represented by only a single example of the purple-back piece, which had previously been lot 951 in the S.H.&H. Chapman Sale of February 15, 1904. The other three colors were not known to exist until this set appeared in the 1982 sale of the Fraser Collection by Superior." With the subsequent appearance of this set, there are now two known.


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    January, 2010
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