Civil War Encased Stamps: Their Issuers and Their Times
Fred L. Reed III
This text covers the causes of coin hoarding during the Civil War and the attempt to circulate postage stamps to fill the void. This sticky currency was eventually encased in a brass case to protect it, giving it the term Encased Stamps. Through this most detailed presentation with histories, values and rarities, historical illustrations and compelling narrative of the local history, biographies and socioeconomic conditions of the Civil War era you will learn of this unique monetary crisis. This is a new book from our inventory.