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    HB-72 EP-162 Reed-BU24 24¢ F. Buhl & Co. Extremely Fine.
    Reed's auction census shows seven appearances for this denomination, all of which may well have been this piece. Frederick Mayer considered it to be unique, and there was no example in the Western Collection, Perl, Dunham, Lilly or any other collection we can locate save for Robert A. Siegel's May 1982 sale, which was where this piece came from. The case is a natural light golden brown with some darker toning on the front tabs, the stamp is just a touch off its full color, and the mica is very nearly perfect, with just the most minute crazing at its outer edges. Unique to our best knowledge, and an incredible opportunity for the advanced specialist. Bill Kelly was not the buyer of this piece at the Mayer sale, but he acquired it when we re-offered it in April of 2008.
    From The Frederick R. Mayer Collection
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection


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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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