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- # 0248 - T51 CR Unl PF 5 - Missing "of " between States & America - Rarity 13 - CC # 2
# 0248 - T51 CR Unl PF 5 - Missing "of " between States & America - Rarity 13 - CC # 2
There is no "of " between States & America. On the condition census, Fricke comments that the engraver forgot to engrave "of ". This note indicates that the missing "of" is actually plate damage.
This is the fifth one ever to be found and only the second one in the last 39 years. One is in Thian's album at Duke University. Two others sold in 1979. I sold the 4th one in 2019.
This one is VF-cut cancelled and not on the condition census. With SN 84473 it ties for 2nd place on the CC.
39 years is a long time to wait to find one.