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    HB-102 EP-74 5¢ Drake's Plantation Bitters Extremely Fine. The case is a lovely medium brown color, with no defects whatsoever and very light wear. The mica has no real problems but for a few surface marks and the stamp is quite bright. A very attractive example of this popular issue with its enigmatic cryptogram. No definitive answer has ever emerged as to the meaning of the "S.T. 1860. X." which appears on this encasement. Drake relied heavily upon the mystique of this inscription in all his advertising as well as on the label of his product, which was a rum based bitters. Est. 400up

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    September, 2001
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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