DescriptionHB-106 EP-145 Reed-DR12 12¢ Drake's Plantation Bitters About New.
The case shows almost no signs of wear, and it has about 70% of its original silvering. The mica has quite a few surface marks, and a crack from the left tab to Washington's nose, but it remains very substantially clear, affording a nice view of the well centered, reasonably bright stamp. Purchased fifteen years ago at auction by Bill Kelly, it is one of a very few 12¢ Drake's in existence today. Twelve Cent Drake's are rare, rated as an R-8 by Reed (five to ten known.) The Hodder-Bowers reference states, "The 12¢ denomination is very rare, and between four and six specimens are thought to survive today." We suspect the number is six or seven. Few if any are nicer than this handsome piece.
From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection
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