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    Very Rare High Grade Twelve Cent Mendum's

    HB-184 EP-154 Scott-133 Reed-ME12 12¢ Mendum's Family Wine Emporium About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.85stamp.85mica. = 250
    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 be HB-181, but it is typoed 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, and it is about equal in rarity to the Ten Cent denomination. This example is Lot 1077 from the Arnold Perl Collection, sold by Stack's in December of 1969. Mr. Mayer attributes it as that piece, and it is clear from the photo that it is. The case is fully AU, with primarily golden brown toning with a few darker areas toward the top. The mica is clear and near perfect (in the Perl Collection, it was referred to as "splendid mica.") And the stamp is fresh and beautifully centered. An extremely rare piece that is quite likely the finest known.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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