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    Five Cent White the Hatter - One of Two Known

    HB-236 EP-95 Scott-180 Reed-WH05 5¢ White the Hatter About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.70stamp.65mica. = 215
    The Five Cent White is an extremely rare piece. Reed considers it an R-9, indicating two to four known. Reed shows twelve auction appearances in 104 years, which would typically indicate two examples known. The Stack's June 2004 cataloger called it excessively rare and mentioned, "We think there are only two of these known, but note that Reed suggests as many as four." The Bowers-Hodder book suggests one or two. We know of only two: the Stack's 6/04 piece which was ex-Lilly, and this piece, which Mr. Mayer attributes to the June 16, 1987 Stack's sale. This example has a lovely high-end case, with a golden tan color and brighter original highlights behind some of the letters. The stamp is a touch toned down, and the mica is clear save for a crack and chip above the right tab just touching Jefferson's hair. A very important piece.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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