Lot 237: Encased Postage Stamp. Three Cents. AYER'S SARSAPARILLA. Medium. Full Silvering!
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Encased Postage Stamps
Full Silvered AYER'S SARSAPARILLA Medium Letters
EP-34a, HB-30, S-15a, Reed AS03MD. Three Cents. AYER'S SARSAPARILLA. Medium "AYER'S." Full Original Silvering. Very Choice About Uncirculated - Silvered.
Rarity-1 (100 or more known) according to Fred Reed. A superb specimen of this more common Three Cents, Medium "AYER'S" type. The 1863 issue red George Washington stamp is very well centered and has deep rich color. Its mica is excellent and crystal clear. The case defect free, sharp in detail, with impressive full Original Silvering covering virtually the entire obverse and reverse sides, with only a bit of friction on the highest points.