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    Likely Unique 5¢ Ribbed Frame Take Ayer's Pills

    HB-20 EP-62 Scott-10a Reed-AP05RB 5¢ Take Ayer's Pills Ribbed Frame Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 80case.75stamp.70mica. = 225

    An extremely rare piece that has been traditionally underrated in the reference books. It is only in the past decade that its true rarity has become known. Stack's, in their June 2004 sale of the Western Collection, where it was Lot 354, likely used the Hodder-Bowers reference for their write-up, and were unaware of the rarity of this piece. The bidders, however, were not. They pushed the price to $3450. It is quite possibly unique (Reed considers it that way, giving it an R-10 rating), and it is certainly the only example known to us. The stamp is reasonably fresh, the mica has some minor crazes and surface marks but they are at the edges, and the case, although clearly circulated, is a beauty, with an even mahogany tone and no problems whatever.
    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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