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    HB-15 EP-unl. Scott-unl. Reed-AC30LA 30¢ Ayer's Cathartic Pills Long Arrows Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 80case.75stamp.65mica. = 220

    Listed as unique in Reed, and with only a single auction appearance in his 104-year study. For some reason (typo?) the rarity of this piece is not mentioned in the Hodder-Bowers book, and its price there is less than that of the most common 30 centers. This piece was missing from the Stack's June 2004 sale, and it is very likely the only one in existence. It's a beautiful piece, with an evenly toned medium-brown color to the flawless case. The stamp is fresh and rather well centered, and the mica is perfect over most all of its surface, with just minor crazing at the far left edge in front of Franklin's face. One of the many highlights of Mr. Mayer's incomparable Encased collection, and a piece that he acquired at nearly $4000 many, many years ago.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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