Lewis and Clark Exposition Encasements

This page of my Lewis and Clark Exposition collection looks only at encasements.

Trantow lists only 22a and 22b for encasements. His description matches the Lord's Prayer encasement, but the photo in the article is of the immediately below encasement! 22a is described as having a 1904 cent, and 22b as having a 1905 cent. The Trantow article is very hopeless when it comes to encasements.

I have two examples of the 1905 encasement which match the Trantow photo. My examples were not inserted into the holders with consistancy as to which side of the cent went with which side of the encasement. Thus it is a toss-up as to which side to call the obverse. :)
Here are the "obverses" of two examples of Trantow 22b as described by his photograph:



Here are the reverses:



Here is the piece which Trantow's text for 22a and 22b describes. Two examples recently sold on ebay. This is an encasement that has, not a cent, but a cent sized token with the Lord's Prayer on one side! The obverse pictures from ebay can be viewed here: OBVERSE #1 OBVERSE #2
The reverse pictures from ebay can be viewed here: REVERSE #1 REVERSE #2


All of the following are unlisted by Trantow.

These two pieces have very similar designs, but come from different dies.
Here are the "obverses" of two examples:



Here are the reverses of these two pieces:



There is a wooden encasement that I do not have, but saw on ebay. It can be seen here: WOODEN


Courtesy of "Lisa" I have been sent a scan of yet another encasement that I do not have, from the Oregon Savings Bank. Each of these bank encasements seem to have a unique (safe deposit box or account) number engraved on them. The obverse picture from this very kind collector can be viewed here: OBVERSE 8050
The reverse picture from Lisa can be viewed here: REVERSE
Another example from ebay of an obverse is here: OBVERSE 8285


Another encasement that I do not have is the "Hotel Perkins Buffet" piece. It has sold on ebay. The obverse can be seen here: OBVERSE
The reverse picture can be viewed here: REVERSE


There is a chamberpot encasement that I do not have, but saw on ebay. The obverse picture can be viewed here: OBVERSE
The reverse picture can be viewed here: REVERSE


There is a bell shaped encasement that I do not have, but saw on ebay. The obverse can be seen here: OBVERSE
The reverse is here: REVERSE

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