Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    HB-111 EP-43 Scott-79 Reed-EM03 3¢ Ellis McAlpin & Company Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 80case.40stamp.75mica. = 195
    An extreme rarity, considered an R-9 by Reed. The Hodder-Bowers reference agrees, with the statement, "The 3¢ value is extremely rare, with fewer than four pieces thought to survive." The Stack's June 2004 catalog in consistent, "Extremely rare: there are only about three or four of these known." The Stack's piece was brightly polished and lacquered. It was almost certainly the Dunham example, as the Dunham Collection was bought in its entirety, prior to Mehl's June 1941 sale, by T. James Clarke, who polished all of the pieces. Mr. Mayer's piece, offered here, was previously Lot 995 of the Stack's December 1969 sale of the Perl Collection. It was described there, "Extremely Fine. Traces of luster on the reverse. Mica quite nice but stamp faded." We believe this to be the finest known in spite of the faded stamp. The highly polished Stack's '04 piece realized just under $2000.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

    View all of [The Frederick R. Mayer Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 211

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 32 days left to consign to the 2019 August 13 - 19 ANA World's Fair of Money Currency Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think heritage is the best auction house and has the best service - that’s why I use you. 
    Sara B.,
    Dubai, UAE
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $1,990,180