Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The 1898 Periodical Tax

The American Revenuer is one of the oldest publications in philately.   


T. A. R.
Oct 28.
1898

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Southern Railroads: Georgia & Alabama Railway



The Georgia & Alabama ran from Montgomery, Alabama to Savannah, Georgia, straight through the heart of the old south.  On July 1, 1900, the Georgia & Alabama was merged into the Seabord Airline Railway.




GA.  &  ALA.
15
DEC
1899
RAILWAY.




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Southern Railway Bill of Lading



SO. RY. CO. ???? Agt.
FEB
10
1899




Southern Railway bill of lading for a consignment of tobacco products from Winston, North Carolina, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 



Winston and Tuscaloosa were both stops on the Southern Railway.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicago Board of Trade Members: Armour & Company


ARMOUR & CO.
JUL
16
1901
CHICAGO.

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October 5, 1900



July 30, 1898
blue cancel




September 30, 1898
purple cancel



August 28, 1899
green cancel



June 30, 1899

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Berger-Crittenden Company


BERGER-CRITTENDEN CO.
MAY
17
1901

Bart Rosenberg scan


The article below came from the Philadelphia Telegraph in 1913:




New York Evening Post, Feb 1895:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Agricultural Implement Makers: The Standard Harrow Company





THE STANDARD HARROW CO.
JUL
6
1899
UTICA.

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Avery & Pendleton, Brooklyn, Insurance Agents


Avery & Pendleton,
APR
24
1899
B'KLYN, N. Y.

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Agents like Avery Pendleton represented and sold insurance policies for firms like Montauk Fire Insurance.  The advertisement below was published in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 7, 1878:



Monday, August 12, 2013

Silsbee, Baker & Geer, Insurance


SILSBEE, BAKER & GEER,
MAR
20
1901
LYNN, MASS.

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From The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1915:

Frederick Elisha Baker, the son of Ezra and Jennie (Dexter) Baker was born in Lynn, July 13, 1853, and died in Windham, N. H., July 1, 1915. 

After a course in the public schools of Lynn he entered Wilbraham Academy.  During most of his life he made his home in his native city, though he resided for a time in Somerset, Mass., and in Windham, New Hampshire.

Mr. Baker was widely and most favorably known from his connection with the real estate and insurance business and his sound judgment on all matters pertaining to this business was generally recognized. For many years he was associated with his father as Ezra Baker & Son ; then as Baker, Marshman & Baker; but, upon the death of his father, the firm became merged into the company of Silsbee, Baker & Geer; later as Silsbee, Baker, Geer & Ingalls, which became by far the strongest of its kind in Lynn.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Waxed Paper: Erie Railroad Bill of Lading

As we head towards the holidy season, candy companies are also entering one of their biggest seasons.  In addition to making the candy, the firms also need to worry about packaging.  Over 110 years ago, Rochester Candy Works ordered a lot of waxed paper from The Hammerschlag Manufacturing Company in Garfield, New Jersey, which shipped the lot by rail via the Erie Railroad to Rochester, N. Y. 









ERIE
APR
RR.     19    CO.
1901
GARFIELD,
N.J.

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The Erie RR cancel above takes the diamond form of the Erie RR logo: