Lot 6

Price Realized:  $1,815
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CD 133 DEC. 19, 1871, Dark Green; Rare piece gets a new EIN assignment, read the details!
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Lot 6: CD 133 DEC. 19, 1871 [015]  Color: Dark Green  Description: Here's one for the "1871" specialist! Over the years, it has always been assumed that if the insulator had a "2" on the rear crown it was a CD 132, and if it had a "3", it was a CD 133. There is one exception to the latter with the CD 133 [010] having no style number. Some people would say that if you held a ruler up to the crown of some CD 132s you could see just a little light under the ruler, making the dome concave, and thus a CD 133. This was not widely accepted in the hobby, which still maintained that all style number "2s" were CD 132. On this piece, the dome is clearly quite concave. However, this one has the style number "2" on the rear! CD 132? No, given the shape, this is clearly a CD 133, an early piece in the evolution of this style, and it garnered a new EIN listing [015] in the 2023 Price Guide. There are probably other examples out there like this. That aside, it's also a beautiful Dark Green color with a bit of milk in the front crown. There is a "no glass missing" 3" bruise on the base as can be seen in the photo, otherwise the piece is very near mint. Not only is it an early number "2" style that is a CD 133, but it's also in a desirable color! The Dark Green CD 133 with the standard number "3" style number is listed in the Price Guide with a value of $3,000-$3,500. This is a style number "2", so who knows how much it is worth?
Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500  Open: $1
Price Realized:  $1,815

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