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    Extremely Rare Five Cent Norris

    HB-186 EP-87 Scott-138 Reed-NO03 5¢ John W. Norris Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 80case.75stamp.75mica. = 230
    Another extreme rarity, on par with the Three Cent John W. Norris. Reed considers both to be R-9, indicating two to four known, a number with which we agree. The case on this piece is a glossy deep olive gold, with a touch of silver behind some of the letters. The stamp is just a hair toned, and the mica clear under most light, with minor separations visible when rotated in strong light. There is also a tiny craze above the left tab. This piece is from the June 1984 Bowers sale of the James Ruddy collection. Mr. Mayer had noted, "Finest known" on the flip, and it may well be.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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