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    HB-191 EP-53a Scott-141 Reed-NA03CU 3¢ North America Life Insurance Curved Insurance Extremely Fine
    Numerical grade: 70case.60stamp.65mica. = 195
    A very rare piece, rated as an R-9 by Reed, indicating two to four known. The Stack's June 2004 sale, where this piece was Lot 575, said, "Extremely rare: we estimate fewer than four of these are known. We have not seen an example sold in years." The Hodder-Bowers book states, "Two or three known." The case is multi-toned from light to very dark brown, with a touch of silver remaining at the center. The stamp is somewhat faded but perfectly centered. The mica has a natural ripple from top to bottom and some crazed areas at the bottom under Washington's portrait. Mr. Mayer paid $1725 for this piece over three years ago.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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