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Lot Number: 205
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Three Cents “Tremont House” Gage Brothers & Drake R-8

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EP-45, HB-121, S-89, Reed-TH03. Three Cents. “TREMONT HOUSE, Gage Brothers & Drake,” Chicago. Choice Very Fine.

Rated as Rarity-8 (5 to 10 known) according to Fred Reed. This example has a well centered and slightly high rich red stamp which has a bit of faint tone. The mica has some surface lamination craze areas from the center of George Washington’s head towards the top rim edge and a tiny void with mica lacking just behind the head. The case itself grades Extremely Fine, the rims show signs of circulating, with a hint of underlying luster in the reverse fields. Its color is a lovely rich golden-olive-chestnut being defect free with every detail sharp and clear. According to the Hodder and Bowers in their reference “The Standard Catalog,” they state that of all known examples, four are already locked away into institutional collections. Thus, there are less than a mere handful available for all collectors and a great item for advanced Encased Postage Stamp collectors. This example appears quite similar in quality to our November 15, 2008, EAHA Auction Lot 168 graded Very Fine, selling well over a decade ago for $2,802. Extremely Rare, lacking in most collections.
Lot Number: 205
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