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    HB-071 EP-141 Scott-42 Reed-BU12 12¢ F. Buhl & Co. About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.80stamp.80mica. = 240
    An extremely rare denomination for this merchant, and one of the nicest Buhls in Mr. Mayer's collection. The case is a perfect About New, totally problem free. The stamp is beautifully centered and nearly fully fresh. And the mica has just a few minor crazes at its very edges, but it is crystal clear and essentially close to perfect. This was previously Lot 424 of Stack's June 2004 Western Collection sale. Mr. Mayer paid a hair over $6000 for it there. Reed shows only five auction appearances from 1891 to 1994, and we know of only this piece and one other. There was no 12¢ Buhl in Perl, Lilly or Dunham. The 2004 Stack's catalog said, "...may be as few as three." We're inclined to think that number should be two.
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