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    High Grade Very Rare Sands' Ale

    HB-207 EP-90 Reed-SA05 5¢ Sands' Ale Extremely Fine.
    Sands' Ale is one of the rarest of the merchants. Only two denominations definitively exist - this 5¢ and the rarer 10¢. The 12¢, 24¢, and 30¢ have historic auction appearances, but none has proven genuine. The 5¢ 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 has a medium-brown XF case, a beautifully centered fully bright stamp, and a mica that is clear in spite of some very minor crazes and separations. Superior to the Mayer example which was lightly cleaned. This piece is wonderfully natural, with even a touch of silvering remaining behind several letters. One of the nicest Sands' Ale examples we've seen.
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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