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    HB-94 EP-72 Scott-64 Reed-CO05 5¢ H. A. Cook Extremely Fine.
    Numerical grade: 65case.70stamp.65mica. = 200
    A handsome piece, with a solid, natural light-tan colored case, a well centered stamp that has retained much of its color and a mica that although it has taken some circulation hits remains substantially clear. The Five Cent Cook is the rarer of the two denominations. Reed considers it to be an R-8 (five to ten known.) The Hodder-Bowers book states, "...fewer than six specimens have been traced." The Stack's 2004 Western Collection Sale stated, "Very rare: there may be only about six of these known, making this the rarer of the two Cook denominations." The Dunham Collection was missing this denomination, but the 1967 Lilly Sale (likely the Stack's '04 piece) and the 1969 Perl Sale (Lot 1020, this piece) each had one. In this cataloger's 1980 fixed-price list, we had two 10¢ Cooks and no 5¢. We think the five to eight range is accurate for this important rarity.
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