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    HB-45 EP-36 3¢ Bailey & Co. Fine.
    Circumstantial evidence such as the printing on the back being sans serif and the patent clause being within the body in two lines instead of along the bottom edge, point to the "Jewellers" Bailey & Co. being John Gault's first customer of encased postage in the city of Philadelphia. All pieces of this merchant are listed as R-8 by Reed (5-10 known), except the 12¢ denomination which is R-9. The case is intact and is a nice bronze color with bold printing. The stamp is faded and stained, probably due to the mica being cracked and crazed in numerous places. Overall, a good chance to get a rare piece from a rare merchant.

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    September, 2015
    16th-22nd Wednesday-Tuesday
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