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#823 - CD 125 - WU No 5 - Hemingray - Purple.

  Lot # 823
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#823       CD 125        HEMINGRAY   W.U. NO 5       PATENT MAY 2 1893        Purple.

Wonderful depth of color!  Perhaps as dark or darker than any we've ever seen!  Most examples of the CD 125 "WU No 5" in the "purple" family are a mix of lighter shades,  Rarely are dark amethyst or purple units encountered, and even more rare is this amazing jewel!

Found in the early 1970's, possibly on a railroad in eastern New York State.

The large, beefy drip points remain in fabulous condition with no chips or flakes!  Overall, very near mint with a small peck mark (see far right, upper wire ridge in first photo) and a short wire rub in the reverse groove.  

A beautiful jewel!