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    Extremely Rare Twelve Cent Brown's

    HB-66 EP-140 Scott-35 Reed-BT12 12¢ Brown's Bronchial Troches About New
    Numerical grade: 75case.70stamp.75mica. = 220
    This high-end case has about 50% of its silvering remaining. Interestingly, the missing silvering does not seem to have worn off, but rather it appears as though it was never applied, as the silver is missing in large patches. The areas where the silvering is present have definitive edges. The stamp is reasonably fresh and the mica crystal clear, with just a few minor laminations at the very top. This Twelve Cent Brown's is about equal in rarity to the One Cent. Fred Reed rates it as an R-9, indicating two to four known. The Hodder-Bowers reference states, "Fewer than ten." The Stack's June 2004 sale had an example, and other than that piece and this one, we have seen no others. The Stack's example realized $4000.
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    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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