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    HB-Unlisted EP-Unlisted 3¢ Trial or Experimental About New. The piece lacks any mica, apparently as-made, and consequently the exposed stamp is lightly soiled. Previously Lot 638 from Stack's June 2004 sale. It was described there, "The case is different, the front having smaller tabs than seen on the regular Gault encasement, and also a wider frame on the front than on the regular issues. On the back, there is a wider edge wrapped around the single back piece, providing a snug fit. In the introduction to these experimental pieces, Stack's noted that this was from the Boyd Collection, and that it is impossible to say with certainty where these pieces originated or what their purpose was. They have been widely accepted as trial or experimental pieces, and the ten or so known examples of all denominations and varieties are avidly sought after. This is the first of several we have to offer, and in 30+ years of dealing in encased postage, this cataloger has handled no others.

    Estimate: $3,500 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    10th-12th Thursday-Saturday
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