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    Ribbed Frame Three Cent Gault

    HB-130 EP-47 Scott-95a Reed-JG03 3¢ J. Gault Ribbed Frame About New
    Numerical grade: 75case.65stamp.80mica. = 220
    The case is a golden tan, and it is very high grade, perfect but for a few spots toward the top. The stamp is perfectly centered but a bit faded. The mica has two tiny disruptions: one above Washington's head and another below the point of Washington's bust. Both are at the very edges. Fred Reed has traced thirteen auction appearances for this Ribbed Frame 3¢ Gault in his 104-year auction survey. He considers the piece to be an R-8+ (five to seven known.) The Hodder-Bowers book says, "Fewer than six," and the Stack's June 2004 catalog referred to this number as, "Extremely rare: there appear to be about five of these known." We personally know of two: this piece, which was previously Lilly Lot 310 and then Perl Lot 998, and the Stack's June 2004 Western Collection piece. Two others have been reported to us, and we believe the census is four. A handsome and highly important piece.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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