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    Extremely Rare and Wonderfully High Grade One Cent Ribbed Gault

    HB-127 EP-17 Scott-93a Reed-JG01 1¢ J. Gault Ribbed Frame Choice About New
    Numerical grade: 85case.80stamp.80mica. = 245
    This piece represent a wonderful combination of very high quality and extreme rarity. Reed considers this One Cent Ribbed to be an R-9, indicating two to four known. His 104-year auction survey counts eleven appearances for this One Cent ribbed. The Stack's June 2004 sale of the Western collection lacked an example of this piece, as did the Lilly, Perl and Dunham sales. This encasement is in spectacular condition, and in fact is one of the finest overall pieces in the Mayer collection. The case is a flawless About New, with a very high percentage of the original silvering remaining. The ribbed face of the case is cleanly produced, with the ribbing pronounced. The stamp is well centered and very nearly fully fresh. And the mica is flawless save for a tiny craze mark at the very edge below the left tab. This is the only EP-17 that we have handled or seen. We know of no other, and the fact that it was missing from the Western Collection speaks volumes for its rarity. Without a doubt one of the premier pieces from this landmark collection.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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