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    HB-132 EP-79 Scott-96a Reed-JG05RB 5¢ J. Gault Ribbed Frame Choice About New.
    Numerical grade: 85case.80stamp.70mica. = 240
    A beautiful example of the Ribbed Frame type. This piece has ninety-plus percent of its original silvering remaining. It's particularly unusual to find a Gault piece with this much silver. There are no raised letters on the backs of Gault pieces, and the letters did much to protect the silvering. On these plain-back Gault pieces, the silvering wore away almost immediately. Reed considers the Five Cent Ribbed Gault to be an R-4 (31-40 known), a number with which we pretty much agree. This number is the most common of any Ribbed Frame Encased Postage, which makes it an ideal example to represent the type. The case is pristine, the stamp beautifully fresh but centered a hair to the left, and the mica with the normal minor crazing at its edges.
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