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    Possibly Unique Thirty Cent Short Arrows Ayer's Cathartic Pills

    HB-16 EP-172b Reed-AC30SA 30¢ Ayer's Cathartic Pills Short Arrows Extremely Fine.
    From our September 2007 sale of the Mayer Collection, where it was described, "Considered 'unique?' by Reed (unique, followed by a question mark) and listed as unique in the Hodder-Bowers reference, this denomination was missing from the Western Collection sold by Stack's in June 2004. The case is a deep, medium brown and essentially perfect, with no marks or problems. The stamp is a fresh orange, centered to the lower left. The mica unfortunately has a number of chips and crazes at the left in front of Franklin's face. There is also one tiny break down to the stamp, but the stamp has not darkened. This piece was from the May 1971 Stack's sale of the holdings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Reed's auction census shows five offerings of short-arrows 30¢ pieces during the 104-year survey period. Very likely unique, and of extreme importance to the advanced collector.
    "From The Frederick R. Mayer Collection"
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection

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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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