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    Excessively Rare Five Cent Straight Insurance

    HB-192 EP-88 Scott-142 Reed-NA05ST 5¢ North America Life Insurance Straight Insurance About New
    Numerical grade: 80case.70stamp.75mica. = 225
    Mr. Mayer obtained this piece from the February 25, 1987 Robert Siegel auction. It was the only piece missing from the North America set in the massive June 2004 Stack's sale of the Western Collection. The Reed auction census shows twelve appearances in the 104-year survey period, and it is likely that this piece is one of just two known. We've not seen another, and we entertain the possibility that this piece may be unique. The case is a medium golden tan, with some reddish highlights. The stamp is rather fresh, with just a lightly stained area on Jefferson's forehead, and the mica is far above average. It's completely clear, with just the typical crazes at the outer edges.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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