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    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


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    September, 2007
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