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    Newly Discovered Take Ayer's Encased 30 Cents

    HB-25 EP-UNL. 30¢ Take Ayer's Pills About New.
    Although listed as unique in both Reed and Hodder-Bowers (and unlisted in Friedberg or Scott), there were only two examples known before this piece surfaced, the Mayer piece we sold in 2007 and an example in the Western Collection sold by Stack's in June of 2004. This piece is neither of those and appears to be a new addition to the census. The tightly closed case is a nice light brown with two dark spots at the top left on the front and one in the center of the back. The mica is intact with some crazing at the upper left, and the stamp is nicely centered with a couple of small stains about Franklin's bust. The back is sharp. Another opportunity to acquire a real rarity in the encased postage series.


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    April, 2020
    22nd-27th Wednesday-Monday
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