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    1861 $5 Demand Note, Fr-2, VF. When CAA last sold this note in January, 2000, it had a couple of tears that were tape repaired, and it appears in the census as "Fine, damaged and repaired." Since this note was last seen, however, it has been expertly restored. In fact, the restoration was so well done that we did not notice it until we looked at the census and at our old catalog, and even then we had to look very close. The paper is quite solid and anything less than a VF grade would be unfair to the notes technical and aesthetic appearance. While not quite the same as an original, pristine example, this note is still very attractive with nice bold signatures and good color throughout, and it represents a fine argument for the benefits of restoration when a slightly damaged note is involved. Some collector will be very happy to add this nice note to his or her collection, and we expect the bidding to stop in the range of. . .

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    November, 2002
    30th Saturday
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