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    Unique Ribbed Frame 10¢ Take Ayer's Pills

    HB-22 EP-97a Scott-unl. Reed-AP10RB 10¢ Take Ayer's Pills Ribbed Frame About New.
    Numerical grade: 85case.80stamp.75mica. = 240

    An incredible rarity that is truly unique. Not so much as a rumor of a second piece exists, and the high grade and perfect preservation of this piece leaves not the tiniest doubt as to authenticity. The piece first came to the auction block in the T. James Clarke sale, where it was purchased for the Western Collection. It was subsequently sold by Stack's in June 2004, when Mr. Mayer purchased it for the bargain price of $4887.50. It's a gorgeous piece with a clear mica and an attractive stamp that has retained most all of its color. The case itself is a golden tan with some reddish highlights and even a trace of mint (factory?) luster around a few of the letters. Interestingly, the ribbing on this piece is far deeper and more pronounced than on most ribbed-frame pieces, leading to speculation that it was carefully produced as a sample of the ribbed-frame type.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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