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    HB-143? EP-17a? Scott-102? Reed-HO01? 1¢ L.C. Hopkins & Co. Very Fine - May Not Be Authentic.
    Numerical grade: 60case.60stamp.70mica = 190
    This denomination for this merchant is considered an R-9 by Reed with a question mark, which indicates "Unresolved issues regarding the piece in question." His 104-year auction survey shows six appearances for One Cent Hopkins pieces. Several, if not all, were probably this very piece. While nowhere near as blatant as others in this section, it is simply too irregular and too suspicious to place with the unquestioned pieces in the main section of this catalog. There certainly is a possibility that this piece always was a One Cent Hopkins, but in our opinion, that is not at all a probability. Certainly a five-figure piece if unquestionably genuine. As is, it should sell as a curiosity for several hundred dollars.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection
    Lots 12775 and 12840 have been withdrawn from the sale. Mr. Mayer's agent believes that all encasements containing previously used stamps, proofs, or stamps not of the period to be alterations. At his request they have been removed and will be given to the Philatelic Foundation along with Lots 12970 through 12982.

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