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    HB-186 EP-87 5¢ John W. Norris Extremely Fine. Fred Reed considers this 5¢ Norris to be an R-9, indicating two to four known, and Bowers & Hodder, in their Encased Postage book, estimate that fewer than 20 Norris examples survive today for all denominations combined. This one is a beauty, with a fully bright stamp, a high-end XF case that exhibits a touch of silver (in the CHI of CHICAGO) and a mica that shows just a few tiny disturbances, the worst of which is in front of Jefferson's shirt. This piece is only very slightly behind the Mayer piece, which we sold last September. That piece realized $3500 on a day when Encased Collectors' budgets were stretched to the maximum. This piece should realize just about the same.

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    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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