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    1876-S Half Counterstamped by Sprague & Blodgett

    Scarce Pair of Counterstamped Seated Half Dollars. Two very scarce pieces: an 1876-S counterstamped by Sprague & Blodgett's Georgia Minstrels Admit One, Sprague & Blodgett was a traveling show that employed singing minstrels of the day, one of the famous persons associated with this company was black American Charles Hicks, who is reported to have placed this type of coin into circulation to hype the show before it showed up in town, the consignor indicates this is from a Jan. 31, 1985, Kagin's auction, lot 1011; and an 1854 Arrows counterstamped Free Ticket to Yankee Robinsons Quadruple-Show, Rulau-OH-Ci-180. A great pair of scarce counterstamps sure to enhance anyone's collection. We expect spirited bidding on this pair. The market value is approximately $400-$600.

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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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