Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    HB-52 EP-37 Scott-27a Reed-BA03F/G 3¢ Joseph L. Bates Fancy Goods About
    Numerical grade: 85case.70stamp.60mica. = 215
    The case has almost all its silvering remaining, the stamp is somewhat faded but nicely centered, and the mica is clear but with cracks and crazes in its very edge, particularly at the lower left. Three Cent Bates pieces are extremely rare. The one-word "FANCYGOODS" does not exist, and this two-word "FANCY GOODS" is represented by perhaps three to five examples, of which this is likely the finest. Mr. Mayer had no opportunity to purchase a Three Cent Bates in his many years of collecting until the Western Collection was sold in June of 2004. This extremely rare piece appeared in that sale as Lot 401.
    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: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 181

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

    Sold on Sep 27, 2007 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 18 days left to consign to the 2022 January 5 - 10 FUN Currency Signature® Auction - Orlando FUN!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think heritage is the best auction house and has the best service - that’s why I use you. 
    Sara B.,
    Dubai, UAE
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search