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Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — Civil War Encased Postage

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 95, Civil War Encased PostageMendum's Family Wine Emporium, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (EP129), Mendum's Family Wine Emporium, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (EP129)Mendum's Family Wine Emporium, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (EP129). Stamp with deep rich color and choice positioning, case has rich olive brown color, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce issue, George Mendum was a wine merchant and retailer of other goods, such as cigars, pickles and luxury food items, his "family emporium," located at Broadway and Cedar Street, was primarily a drinking establishment, but Mendum cleverly offered other products to justify its "family" appeal.

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