Lot 339: Encased Postage Stamp Three Cents. AYER'S SARSAPARILLA, Small AYER'S Type, EF
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Encased Postage Stamps
Scarce Small AYER'S Type "AYER'S SARSAPARILLA"
EP-34, HB-29, S-15, Reed-AS03SM. Three Cents. AYER'S SARSAPARILLA, Small "AYER'S" Type. Choice Extremely Fine.
Rated as Rarity-4 (31 to 40 Known) according to Fred Reed. This cataloger believes that this EP number is somewhat more rare as the Small "AYER'S" type is quite difficult to locate. This example has even natural rich even chestnut tone to the case with a well centered red George Washington stamp. There are some wrinkles to the stamp as when made and inserted, along with some slight tone, viewed under unbroken clear mica. Ex: Satuit Philatelics Corp. Auction of November 1990, lot 1134 with a paper insert with that pedigree and attribution notation included.