DescriptionHB-168 EP-20 Reed LT01 1¢ Lord & Taylor Extremely Fine.
The Lord & Taylor dry goods store was started in April, 1826 in New York City by Samuel Lord and John Taylor. Today after 188 years in business it is still going strong. The encased postage stamps used as advertising cards in the early 1860's are in much demand today. This example is listed by Reed as R-8+. It has a nice olive brown case with areas of silvering on the back. The stamp is bright and the mica has only a couple of small areas of crazing. This is an opportunity a acquire a rarity from a very popular encased postage merchant.
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