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    Unique to Our Best Knowledge 3 Cent Fancygoods - Missing from Perl, Ford & Mayer

    HB-51 EP-37a Scott-27 Reed-BA03F/G 3¢ Joseph L. Bates Fancygoods Extremely Fine.
    Three Cent Bates pieces are extremely rare. The one-word "FANCYGOODS" was not known to exist until this piece was discovered in a 2008 Robert Siegel stamp auction. This is the only known piece. Neither the Ford nor Mayer collections contained this piece and it was considered non-existent through the history of encased postage collecting. Even the two-word "FANCY GOODS" is represented by perhaps three to five examples. The Ford piece went on to become the Mayer piece.

    This encasement is beyond reproach for genuineness and is a virtually flawless Extremely Fine example, with a brilliantly colored stamp. To nitpick the stamp, the stamp has a few minor wrinkles and the mica shows some totally unimportant separations and crazes. In the current market, this piece is unlikely to cross into five figures, but it certainly deserves to.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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