That new metallic currency Civil War encased stamps: their issuers and their times. Comprising a history, merchant chronicle catalog, auction summary and counterfeit guide to John Gault's patent mineral and metal store card emergency money of 1862

Port Clinton, OH: BNR Press, 1995. First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, 5-551, [7]; illustrated throughout; fine copy in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. With little small coinage in circulation, Congress passed legislation to monetize postage stamps - a miserable failure until Gault's invention of small brass cases to house the stamps. Item #53059

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