DescriptionHB-unl EP-160 Scott-19 Reed-AS24MD 24¢ Ayer's Sarsaparilla Medium Ayer's Extremely Fine.
Numerical grade: 70case.40stamp.50mica. = 165 Although this piece is quite rare, it appears that the lack of an HB number was the result of a typo, as they mention this denomination in the introduction to the merchant. In the Stack's sale of the western collection, they mentioned three known, which agrees with Reed's R-9 assessment. Fourteen auction appearances are recorded in Reed's auction census. The case is sound, tightly closed and most attractive, the stamp has faded as is often the case for this lilac color, and the mica shows some natural flaw lines as well as a few small cracks and crazed areas. The description and numerical grade tend to make this piece seem worse than it actually is. In hand, it's a very acceptable example of an important rarity.
From The Frederick Mayer Collection
Estimate: $4,000 - up.
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