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    HB-11 EP-135 Scott-6 Reed-AC12SA 12¢ Ayer's Cathartic Pills Short Arrows Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 80case.80stamp.80mica. = 240

    The more common of the Twelve Cent Ayer's Cathartic Pills issues, with about a half-dozen examples known. Reed considers it to be an R-8+, indicating five or six known. His auction-census data summary shows 11 appearances over 104 years, including repeats. The case is a gorgeous medium brown, and it is totally problem free. The mica is completely clear, and the stamp is beautifully fresh though centered slightly to the right. This piece was Lot 341 from Stack's June 2004 sale.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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