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    HB-125 EP-147 Reed-TH12 12¢ Gage Brother & Drake (Tremont House) Very Fine.
    Although there is a considerable amount of wear on the case, it remains problem-free. The stamp is reasonably bright and well centered, and the mica has only minor flaws save for a crack at the bottom center that travels less than a quarter inch. An attractive example of a very important piece. This Twelve Cent Tremont House in an extremely rare piece. The Hodder-Bowers book says, "The Twelve Cent value is an extreme rarity in the series; only two specimens can be accounted for presently." The Stack's June 2004 catalog felt that fewer than five pieces were known, and possibly just three. Fred Reed considers it an R-9, meaning two to four known. We know of only three examples.
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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