Lot 240: Encased Postage Stamp, EP-38, 3, BROWNS BRONCHIAL TROCHES Choice AU Rarity-6

Early American

December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US

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Description: Encased Postage Stamps
Rarity-6 Three Cents "Brown's Bronchial Troches" EP-38
EP-38, HB-63, S-32, Reed-BT03. Three Cents. BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TROCHES. Choice About Uncirculated.
Rated as Rarity-6 (16 to 20 known) according to Fred Reed. In our experience, only about a dozen examples of this scarce Encased Postage Stamp number are actually known. The fresh rich red George Washington stamp appears bright and very well center. The mica is excellent and crystal clear. The case has a beautiful natural rich golden-chestnut patina with sharp, clear legends showing virtually no wear. Smooth, glossy and lustrous reverse surfaces with some brightness at center highlight the bold text. A very lovely example of this scarce type and worth a premium for its superior quality and eye appeal.
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