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    Likely Unique 12¢ Schapker & Bussing

    HB-215 EP-157 Scott-159 Reed-SB12 12¢ Schapker & Bussing About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.75stamp.80mica = 235
    This piece was Lot 598 from the June 2004 Stack's sale. They referred to it there as, "Possibly unique," pointing out the Reed comment of "two known." The Stack's cataloger went on to mention his suspicion that this piece and the Dunham piece are the same, which would, to everyone's best knowledge, make this piece unique. Certainly the Dunham grade, which is a very vague, "About perfect," could easily apply to this example. The owner of the Western Collection acquired this piece from the Boyd estate and always believed that Boyd bought the Dunham piece. If a second example exists, no one in this generation of dealers or collectors seems to have seen it, and Reed's 104-year auction census survey figure of five appearances may well equate to just a single example. The piece is lovely. The case is a beautiful light golden tan, the stamp is bold and very nicely centered, and the mica is crystal clear, with only the very tiniest of flaws at its outer edge. Whether unique or one of two known, this is a highly important item that Mr. Mayer essentially stole from the June '04 sale at $5175.
    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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