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LOT 279:  WITHDRAWN: 1909-1911 T206 Old Mill - Single Factory Overprint Back - Extreme Back Rarity!!!
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CURRENT BID:  $7,500.00

Start:  4/8/2009 11:00:00 AM EST 

End:  5/3/2009 3:00:00 AM EST

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  STARTING BID:  $500.00

BID COUNT:  31 (Bid History)

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This card has been withdrawn from the auction. It did NOT sell. The overprint is NOT authentic. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Presented is an example of one of the most astoundingly rare of all T206 advertising reverses: the Southern League – Factory Overprint “Factory 649 - District 1 - State NY.” The Southern League – Factory Overprint backs are one of the key rarities to any complete T206 advertising-back collection, far rarer even than Broad Leaf 460 and Lenox (Brown) backs. They are virtually nonexistent. In fact, this is the first example that we can ever recall offering. The obverse of this card features Dutch Revelle of Richmond in a portrait pose. The reverse has a boldly printed factory overprint, which makes for an ideal example. This is an extraordinary card that is worthy of the most advanced T206 or rare sample-card collection. There has always been great interest in rare T206 advertising backs, and in recent years, we have seen more collectors assembling T206 back collections than ever before. The T206museum.com web site lists this advertising back as the second rarest of all T206 ad backs (followed only by the "Old Mill Double Factory Overprint Back"), and it is listed as rarer than even the Ty Cobb Tobacco back (of which only approximately a dozen examples are known). The Southern League – Factory Overprint back is one of the extreme rarities that keep just about every T206 back collection from completion. (Interesting note: we have never heard of a complete set actually being assembled.) The fact that the factory overprint is so bold makes this a particularly exceptional example to represent this almost-never-seen T206 advertising back, missing from virtually every T206 advertising-back collection. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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