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    HB-136 EP-149 Scott-98a Reed-12RB 12¢ J. Gault Ribbed Frame Very Fine-Extremely Fine.
    It has been 13 years since we last offered an example of this very rare ribbed frame 12¢. Fred Reed's 1891-1994 auction survey indicated an even dozen appearances for this number during those 103 years. General consensus for the number of survivors is less than five. The piece in this lot can trace its provenance through the long term holdings of advanced collector Ezra Cole. There is tiny crimping of the case at bottom center and crazing of the mica at upper left. Nonetheless, a very nice example of this rarity.

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    September, 2020
    17th-21st Thursday-Monday
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