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    The Ultimate Fractional Courtesy Autographed Note

    Fr. 1295 25¢ Third Issue PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ.
    There were four known Spinner courtesy autographs on Fessenden notes, all Red Backs, two Fr. 1291s and two 1292s. As the father of Fractional Currency, Spinner's signature on a Fractional note is the most significant Courtesy Autograph that can be acquired. His bold, distinctive handwriting covers a significant portion of the back. Interestingly, Friedberg, O'Mara, and Ford each had a different example in their sales. Milt's note was a lightly circulated example that topped the $2,000 mark back in 1997. Tom O'Mara's note graded Extremely Fine and sold for $3,565 in his landmark 2005 sale. Not to be outdone, the Ford example was a Very Fine piece with very muted color and it still topped the $2,500 figure a dozen years ago. The fourth example was a problemed PCGS AU 58 that we sold for $5,750 in our 2018 Long Beach sale. This is the only example that we can find any record of bearing the esteemed F.E. Spinner's courtesy autograph on a green back Fessenden note. A truly special note, this example is presumably unique for the autograph/host note combination and is the highest quality example of the few known. It comes from a collecting area that has shown in the past couple of decades to have some very serious courtesy autograph collectors. A stellar note, this offering leaves your cataloger searching for superlatives.

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    September, 2020
    17th-21st Thursday-Monday
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