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1 Cent, Encased Postage Stamp, August 12, 1862

1 Cent, Encased Postage Stamp, August 12, 1862

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All told, thirty-one merchants would use the advertisement space on the back of Gault’s encased postage stamp device to promote their products. The company that used this form of advertisement most was J.C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. This example advertises Ayer’s Sarsaparilla.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
encased postage stamp
date made
1862-08-12
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
mahagony (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 mm; 29/32 in
ID Number
NU.71.306.3
accession number
207949
catalog number
71.306.3
Credit Line
H.K. Crofoot Collection
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Data Source
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