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    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


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    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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