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    HB-188 EP-24 Scott-140a Reed-NA01ST 1¢ North America Life Insurance Straight Insurance About New
    Numerical grade: 80case.75stamp.70mica. = 225
    A handsome example, and the most available of any of the North America pieces. Reed's massive auction summary shows 103 of these, which of course includes heavy duplication. His rarity rating for the piece is R-4, indicating 31 to 40 known, a number with which we agree. Mr. Mayer acquired this piece from a Stack's February 1969 sale. The case is a medium brown, with a fair amount of silvering behind some of the letters. The stamp is nicely centered, with a brilliant blue color and just a touch of soil in one or two places. The mica has some crazing at the edges, as well as two short, thin cracks, but it remains substantially clear.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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