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    Extremely Rare Five Cent Ribbed Frame Drake's

    HB-103 EP-75 Scott-72a Reed-DR05RB 5¢ Drake's Plantation Bitters Ribbed Frame About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.80stamp.75mica. = 235
    An extreme rarity which Mr. Mayer acquired as Lot 468 of the Stack's June 2004 sale. Reed considers it an R-9 (two to three known) with the additional comment of "two known." The Hodder & Bowers book comments that two to three have been traced. The Stack's catalog said, "As few as five known." We feel that the correct number is three, one of which is permanently impounded in the ANS collection. This piece is a real beauty, with a glossy medium tan case that has a touch of brighter original color behind the letters. The ribbing is extremely bold and easy to see. The stamp is well centered, clean and clear. The mica is crystal clear save for at the very bottom, where there is a bit of minor crazing. An extremely rare piece that Mr. Mayer acquired for $2760 over three years ago.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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