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    Finest Known Ten Cent Ribbed Frame Mendum's

    HB-180 EP-123 Scott-132a Reed-ME10 10¢ Mendum's Family Wine Emporium Ribbed Frame About New.
    Numerical grade: 85case.85stamp.65mica. = 235
    The stamp is 100% fully fresh, and the mica is clear and primarily problem free but for some minor crazing at the far right above and below the tab. The case is a beautiful deep mahogany, with glossy surfaces and a touch of silvering. The ribbing is deep and pronounced. This Ribbed Frame Ten Cent Mendum's is excessively rare. Two examples exist. It had previously been speculated that the Dunham and Lilly Collections both had this same piece, which would have made this piece unique. It is not; the Dunham and Lilly pieces were different, and Mr. Mayer has them both. This piece, which passed through the Western Collection, was acquired by Mr. Mayer from our January '07 sale. It was one of the last pieces he acquired. This Ten Cent piece is the only denomination of Ribbed Frame Mendum's. This cataloger remains convinced that Mendum's did not order any ribbed-frame pieces from Gault, and as with other encased-postage merchants for whom just one or two ribbed examples are known, the existence of these ribbed-frame pieces is due to a lack of conscientiousness on the part of Scovill. The manufacturers did not kick aside the ribbed-frame encasements that were produced incidentally.
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    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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