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    90¢ Drake's Plantation Bitters

    HB-109 EP-185 Scott-77 Reed-DR90 90¢ Drake's Plantation Bitters Very Fine.
    Numerical grade: 60case.75stamp.75mica. = 210
    Although this is certainly a major rarity, Drake's is one of the more available 90¢ encasements. Reed considers it an R-8+, indicating five to seven known. We are aware of five: the Stack's June 2004 sale had two, and we know of two others plus this piece for a total of five. There very likely is at least one other. Reed' auction census shows thirteen appearances in 104 years, slightly more than either the 24¢ or 30¢ of this merchant. This one has seen some circulation, but it has remained problem free. The case, though lightly worn, is defect free, the mica has a few minor crazes at its outer edges but is perfectly clear, and the stamp has retained most all of its blue color but is centered to the left. A solid, problem-free example of an important rarity.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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