Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    HB-40 EP-137 Scott-18 Reed-AS12MD 12¢ Ayer's Sarsaparilla Medium Ayer's Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 70case.80stamp.80mica. = 230
    The case is a deep, even mahogany with brighter highlights behind the letters. The die crack is plainly visible, ending under the "Y" of "AYER'S." The stamp is beautifully centered, with terrific color, and the mica shows only very minor flaws at its outer edges, but it's clear and glossy. Reed lists this piece as an R-8 indicating 5 to 10 known, and shows that there have been 22 auction appearances in the 104-year length of his survey. Frederick Mayer indicates on his flip that this piece is the Arnold Perl specimen from Stack's December 1969 sale. A lovely Twelve Cent, ideal for a denomination set.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection

    View all of [The Frederick R. Mayer Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 190

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 34 days left to consign to the 2019 August 13 - 20 ANA World's Fair of Money World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $1,990,180