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    G.G. Evans Five Cent - One of Two Known

    HB-118 EP-76a Scott-86 Reed-EV05 5¢ G.G. Evans Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 75case.75stamp.65mica. = 215
    The Five Cent Evans is a very rare piece. Fred Reed's auction census shows only eight appearances in the 104-year survey period. He rates the piece as an R-9 and comments, "2-3 known." This piece was acquired by Mr. Mayer, according to his flip, in the February 1988 Long Beach auction of the Kagin Collection. The 5¢ Evans was one of the very few pieces missing from the Stack's June 2004 sale of the Western Collection which, up until that time, had been the finest Encased collection ever formed. The case is a medium golden tan, with brighter highlights behind the letters and no flaws whatever. The stamp has good color, and it is decently centered; the mica has a few minor craze marks at its outer edges but is very substantially clear. An extremely important item, and one of the key lower-denomination pieces in this collection.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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