EP 24A / KL# EPS – 163. Mica is smooth and complete without any cracks or damage. The mica is fully intact and the stamp is not exposed. Wear on the brass is minimal and all printing is sharp and shows minimal signs of flattening. There is slight corrosion the brass that makes it darker. Be sure to review the pictures that illustrate the quality of this item. The item pictured is the item you will receive. Uncertainty of the outcome of the war combined with the fact that the currency was not backed by silver or gold led to a lack of confidence in US currency and a subsequent hoarding of coins. This shortage of coinage made trade very difficult. The front with the stamp was covered with transparent mica to protect the stamp while making the denomination visible. The brass back piece was used by merchants to advertise their business. The government also minted increased quantities of brass and copper-nickel coinage. Citizens recognized that the encased items had no value except for the stamp inside so they tore apart the brass pieces to get the stamps. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I honestly describe everything I sell, but please view the pictures and grade the items for your self. My description is only my opinion. No warranties are expressed or implied. I also accept major credit cards. I will always try to provide honest descriptions of my products and quick service. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please reach out to me so that I can resolve the issue. And add me to your list of. The item “Encased Postage EP 24A / KL# EPS 163 North American Life Ins. (Item # -144)” is in sale since Friday, August 19, 2016. This item is in the category “Stamps\United States\Postage”. The seller is “chub14tt” and is located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Sri lanka.
- Certification: Uncertified
- Grade: Ungraded
- Place of Origin: United States
- Quality: Used