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    1886 $10 Tombstone Proof. Printed from the finished face plate, lacking only serial numbers and the seal. The note has four punch-holes at the signatures, and the inside of the Tombstone-shaped vignette has been very carefully cut away leaving Hendrick's portrait in silhouette. We can only conjecture whether this alteration was contemporary or done at a later date, but it does afford the opportunity to overlay this piece on various back designs to see which would work best with the portrait. This piece is either worth less than most of the very rare Federal Proofs as an altered item or worth more as a unique developmental piece. The bidders will decide. The note is pristine save for two minor handling crinkles.
    From the California Proofs Collection.


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    January, 2006
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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