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    HB-174 EP-182 Scott-127 Reed-LT30 30¢ Lord & Taylor Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 75case.75stamp.55mica. = 205
    A 30¢ Lord & Taylor is an R-9 in Reed. The R-9 designation is two to four known. In our opinion, the correct number is three, two of which are in this collection. Exact counts are very challenging when high denomination pieces are concerned, as a pretty fair number of obvious fakes continually crosses the auction block from early in the last century until 1960 or so, when buyers became, by and large, more savvy and cautious. We are positive of the existence of only two genuine examples: the two being offered here. One of them was the Stack's June 2004 example, from a prominent western collection, which Mr. Mayer purchased in the aftermarket. Beyond these two, we have seen one other that we like. This piece has an attractive, problem-free case with a perfect closure. The stamp is bright orange and just a hair toned in its white portions. The mica has some surface marks, three small cracks and a break above the right tab that exposes a tiny portion of the stamp.
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