Lot #3. 1862 Schapker & Bussing (Evansville, Indiana) Encased Postage Stamp. Ten Cents. HB-214, EP-129, S-158. VF-EF (Uncertified).
The September 2009 Philadelphia Rarities Sale - 9/22/2009
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Light crazing and a few trivial cracks to the mica, the stamp with fairly vivid green color. The case is mostly sandy-brown in color, a spot over the left front noted. A rare type with perhaps just 15-20 specimens known (per Hodder and Bowers, 1989).