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    Extremely Rare Sands' Ale

    HB-207 EP-90 5¢ Sands' Ale Extremely Fine-About New.
    Sand's Ale is one of the rarest of the merchants. Only two denominations definitively exist, this Five Cent and the rarer-still Ten Cent. Twelves, Twenty-Fours and Thirties have historic auction appearances, but none have proved genuine. This piece has a lovely evenly toned case, defect free, and showing only the lightest traces of circulation wear. The stamp is beautifully fresh and nicely centered. The mica has a short crack above the right tab and a few other minor crazes at the edges. The Five Cent piece is considered by Reed to be an R-8, indicating five to ten known. We believe the census to be eight, several of which are rather low grade. This piece is superior to the Mayer example, which we sold in September of 2007 for $6,325. That piece had a touch less wear, but showed signs of cleaning.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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