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    HB-Unlisted EP-Unlisted 5¢ Experimental or Trial Piece About New. Previously Lot 642 from Stack's June 2004 sale of the Western Collection. Their description in part, "Silver case, mica facing on two sides. The mica on both sides is a little cracked and crazed, particularly at lower left on each. The case appears sound, and it is toned a nice, coin silver gray. Excessively rare: one of just two known." This spectacular piece was obtained for the Western Collection from Herman Herst's December 3, 1968 sale. The case is believed to be silver, although it has not been tested to our knowledge. To our eye, this is a developmental piece, rejected by Gault as little room was available for advertising on this two-sided item. Impossible to estimate with accuracy on a market that is beginning to appreciate extreme rarities in this series.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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