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    Extremely Rare and Finest Known 30¢ Burnett's Cocoaine

    HB-79 EP-175 Scott-50 Reed-BK30 30¢ Burnett's Cocoaine Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 80case.70stamp.55mica = 205
    This lovely piece was previously Lot 436 of the Stack's June 2004 sale. The letters on the case show some wear, but it is fully XF, with a lovely golden tan color. The stamp is just a bit toned down, but it retains strong orange color. The mica has a crack in front of the left tab running up toward the top, and a shorter one extending left enters Franklin's hair. There are also a few minor crazes at its edge. It is entirely possible that this piece and the example in the next lot are the only two known for this merchant and denomination. At the outside, there is one other. A highly important piece.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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    September, 2007
    26th-28th Wednesday-Friday
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