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    HB-101 EP-42 3¢ Drake's Plantation Bitters Choice New.
    From our sale of the Mayer Collection, where we described as, "This piece, although not rare, is one of the most astounding quality pieces of encased we have ever handled. In fact, this cataloger can recall only one finer example (a 5¢ Shillito) of any issue. The piece has 95% of its original silver, including a considerable amount on the half moons on the face. An extraordinary piece of Encased that should be vigorously pursued by the specialist." We're still as impressed with this piece now as we were last time. The silvering remains even on most of the high points of the letters. The stamp is fresh and well centered, and the mica shows only a few as-made crazes and separations at its very edges but is primarily crystal clear.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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