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    HB-79 EP-175 Reed-BK30 30¢ Burnett's Cocoaine Extremely Fine.
    The caveat that we often mention is that the verbal grade in the description refers to the degree of circulation to the back of the case. It's particularly important in this instance. When we sold this piece as Lot 12746 of the Frederick Mayer Collection, we used this description, "The case of this very rare piece is a lovely dark tan, slightly darker behind the letters. It's really quite attractive, so why bother to look at the other side? The stamp, unfortunately, is the worst we've seen in this collection, and quite possibly the worst we've seen. The mica is considerably cracked and crazed. Nonetheless, this is an extreme rarity, with either two or three examples in the census. Reed's auction survey shows only seven appearances for Thirty Cent examples, a number that is generally indicative of one or two pieces."
    From The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection

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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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