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    HB-134 EP-117 10¢ J. Gault Ribbed Frame About New. The case shows almost no wear and has a considerable amount of silvering remaining, the mica has a few small marks and a tiny break at the bottom that is easily overlooked and the stamp is well centered and very bright. This ribbed frame variety is scarcer than the plain frame by a factor of at least ten to one, yet it realizes less than double the price of the plain frame variety. The Encased Postage market is, in this cataloger's opinion, one of the most immature markets in U.S. numismatics. There are few true specialists and only a handful of serious collectors. This situation affords beginners the opportunity to purchase high-quality and scarce items for only a slight premium over the price of these items' more common type-counterparts. If just a few new collectors enter Encased, high-end and scarce pieces like this HB-134 will disappear from the market.

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    May, 2002
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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