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    30¢ Take Ayer's Pills - One of Two Known

    HB-25 EP-unl. Scott-unl. Reed-AP30 30¢ Take Ayer's Pills About New.
    Numerical grade: 80case.70stamp.70mica. = 220

    Although listed as unique in both Reed and Hodder-Bowers (and unlisted in Friedberg or Scott), there are in reality two examples known - this piece, which Mr. Mayer had owned for many years, and the Western Collection piece sold by Stack's in June of 2004. This one is a real beauty, with a tightly closed, problem-free case, a clear mica with just some very minor crazing at the upper left, and a stamp that is a far brighter orange than normally seen for this easy-to-fade orange color. The case has a considerable amount of silver remaining behind the letters and a very nice multi-tone patina that is darker toward the edges.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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    September, 2007
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