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    HB-98 EP-73 3c Dougan Very Fine. Reed's auction census shows 21 appearances of Five Cent Dougans, which of course includes multiple reappearances. He estimates the 5¢ to be an R-8+ (five to seven known). We are in agreement, as is the Hodder-Bowers reference and the Stack's June 2004 catalog. This piece is the nicest we've handled of this number. It blows away the Mayer example which, although it had an Extremely Fine case, had a really bad stamp and mica. This piece has a solid VF-XF case, with no problems whatever, a beautifully centered, reasonably bright stamp and a mica that is perfectly clear under direct light and shows only some minor separation between layers at the edges under angled light. The Mayer piece, which was rather unpleasant, realized $2760. This piece should do far better.

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    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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