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The 3-Cent Stamps series of Encased Postage in the U.S. Currency contains 37 distinct entries.
Postage stamps encased in a brassy-metal housing were invented by A.M. Gault in 1861 to alleviate a severe shortage of coinage. They were issued only in 1861 by a handful of private businesses. A piece of mica (clear plastic) was used to protect the stamp in its frame. A small number of these fascinating paper money-token crossover items survive today and very few in top quality condition. This is a collectible worthy of greater attention as values have not been well defined for items of superior condition.

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  3-Cent Stamps Value Range Favorite
3-Cent Stamps Value Range  
Ayers Cathartic Pills Short Arrows 3c (Fr. EP32)
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Ayers Cathartic Pills Long Arrows 3c (Fr. EP32a)
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Take Ayers Pills 3c (Fr. EP33)
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Ayers Sarsaparilla Plain frame, small AYERS 3c (Fr. EP34)
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Ayers Sarsaparilla Plain frame, medium AYERS 3c (Fr. EP34a)
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Ayers Sarsaparilla Plain frame, large AYERS 3c (Fr. EP34b)
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Ayers Sarsaparilla Ribbed frame 3c (Fr. EP35)
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Bailey & Co., Philadelphia 3c (Fr. EP36)
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Bates, Joseph L., Boston Fancy Goods (2 words) 3c (Fr. EP37)
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Bates, Joseph L., Boston Fancygoods (1 word) 3c (Fr. EP37a)
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Browns Bronchial Troches 3c (Fr. EP38)
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Buhl, F. & Co., Detroit 3c (Fr. EP38a)
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Burnetts Cocoaine Kalliston 3c (Fr. EP39)
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Burnetts Cooking Extracts 3c (Fr. EP40)
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Claflin, A.M., Hopkinton, R.I. 3c (Fr. EP40a)
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Dougan, N.Y. 3c (Fr. EP41)
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Drake s Plantation Bitters 3c (Fr. EP42)
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Ellis, McAlpin & Co., Cincinnati 3c (Fr. EP43)
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Evans, C.C. 3c (Fr. EP44)
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Cage Brothers & Drake, Chicago 3c (Fr. EP45)
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Gault, J. Plain Frame 3c (Fr. EP46)
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Gault, J. Ribbed frame 3c (Fr. EP47)
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Hopkins, L.C. & Co., Cincinnati 3c (Fr. EP48)
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Hunt & Nash, Irving House, N.Y. Plain Frame 3c (Fr. EP49)
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Hunt & Nash, Irving House, N.Y. Ribbed frame 3c (Fr. EP49a)
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Kirkpatrick & Gault, N.Y. 3c (Fr. EP50)
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Lord & Taylor, N.Y. 3c (Fr. EP51)
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Mendums Family Wine Emporium, N.Y. 3c (Fr. EP52)
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Norris, John W., Chicago 3c (Fr. EP52a)
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North American Life Insurance Co., N.Y. Straight inscription 3c (Fr. EP53)
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North American Life Insurance Co., N.Y. Curved inscription 3c (Fr. EP53a)
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Pearce, Tolle & Holton, Cincinnati 3c (Fr. EP54)
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Schapker & Bussing, Evansville, Ind. 3c (Fr. EP55)
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Shillito, John & Co., Cincinnati 3c (Fr. EP56)
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Taylor, N.G. & Co., Philadelphia 3c (Fr. EP57)
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Weir & Larminie, Montreal, Canada 3c (Fr. EP58)
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White the Hatter, N.Y. 3c (Fr. EP59)
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Greysheet Catalog Details

Postage stamps encased in a brassy-metal housing were invented by A.M. Gault in 1861 to alleviate a severe shortage of coinage. They were issued only in 1861 by a handful of private businesses. A piece of mica (clear plastic) was used to protect the stamp in its frame. A small number of these fascinating paper money-token crossover items survive today and very few in top quality condition. This is a collectible worthy of greater attention as values have not been well defined for items of superior condition.

Catalog Detail