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    HB-184 EP-154 Reed-ME12 12¢ Mendum's Family Wine Emporium Very Fine.
    Twelve Cents is the highest denomination of Mendum's, and it is a piece that is rarely seen. The HB number for this piece should have been HB-181, but it is typo'ed in the Hodder-Bowers book. Reed considers it to be an R-8, indicating five to ten pieces known. Six or seven is likely the accurate number, making it about equal in rarity to the Ten Cent denomination. The case is a light brass, with some wear but no real problems. The mica has quite a number of minor separations when the piece is turned in the light, but there are no cracks or crazes, and straight on, the mica is crystal clear. The stamp is fresh and beautifully centered. Acquired by Bill Kelly in December of 1997 for just over $2000.
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection

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