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    HB-144 EP-48 Reed-HO03 3¢ L. C. Hopkins & Co. Extremely Fine.
    Although the Three Cent is the most common of the Hopkins pieces, it is itself an important rarity, with fewer than eight examples known in all grades. This piece is just slightly inferior to our Mayer example, as well as the Stack's 2004 example. It is likely the third-finest known. The case has been lightly cleaned (not polished) and is cretonne to an even light brass color. The mica has some minor cracks and crazes at its outer edge, the most noticeable of which just reaches the outline of Washington's bust. The stamp itself is reasonably bright and quite nicely centered.
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection


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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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