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    HB-28 EP-4a Scott-13 Reed-AS01MD 1¢ Ayer's Sarsaparilla Medium Ayer's Choice About New.
    Numerical grade: 95case.80stamp.85mica. = 260

    An incredibly high-grade example of this common Encasement. The Reed book lists it as an R-1, indicating over 100 known, and his auction-records census indicates 257 offerings in his 104-year survey period. This piece has got to be one of the finest in existence. The Stack's June 2004 piece brought a runaway $1725 price based on its grade. This piece is nicer. Both examples are virtually fully silvered on the back, but the Stack's piece was lightly cleaned on the front. This piece has a fair amount of silver on the front, a crystal clear, virtually flawless mica and a beautifully fresh stamp. About as close to fully uncirculated as any piece of Encased Postage we have seen. A very common example, but meaningfully rare this nice.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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