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    HB-112 EP-76 Reed-EM05 5¢ Ellis McAlpin & Co. Very Fine.
    The Five Cent Ellis McAlpin is listed by Reed as an R-8 (five to ten known), which is very likely accurate. The Hodder-Bowers book states, "We know of only four 5¢ pieces, one of which is permanently impounded in the Western Reserve Historical Society." The Stack's June 2004 sale had two pieces, one of which was highly polished, and the other unpolished but lacquered. Their rarity opinion was, "Very Rare: there may be only five or six surviving." This piece is a solid VF on the case, but there is some light corrosion at the very bottom affecting the last five letters of Cincinnati. The mica has the normal separations at its edge, plus a considerable amount of surface marks. Also, the stamp is rather dull and soiled. A problem piece to be sure, but all but one of the known 5¢ McAlpins are.
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