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    Extremely Rare Five Cent B. F. Miles

    HB-183 EP-86 Scott-135 Reed-MI05 5¢ B. F. Miles About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.80stamp.70mica. = 230
    The Five Cent Miles is the "Collectable" denomination, rated by Reed as an R-8, indicating five to ten known. The case is a lovely AU, with some silvering remaining behind most of the letters. The stamp is beautifully fresh, but a bit off center to the right. The mica has a few contact indentations on its surface and a small craze at the top center above Jefferson's head. This piece was the December 1969 Arnold Perl example, Lot 1032. It is photographed in that catalog, and realized an astounding $360. The Stack's June 04 piece, which was not quite as nice as this example, realized $14,950 and we would expect this nicer piece, three years later, to do considerably better.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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