Yesterday, David Thompson found an interesting item on Ebay for the canceling of battleship revenue stamps. The Wallace Supply Company of Chicago produced rubber stamp cancels in the form of a flag with the necessary identifying information to legally cancel revenue stamps. The company promoted the rubber stamps through postcards (and perhaps other means as well), as the item in question is a postcard sent to the Exchange Bank in Ackley, Iowa.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
William Salomon was born in Mobile, Alabama before the Civil War. He found his way to New York where he would eventually establish a brokerage house with one of Wall Street's best known names. He began in the brokerage business with Speyer & Company, but would open his own shop in early 1902.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
The Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railroad was part of the New York Central's western division and would become totally absorbed by the NYC in a few years after the cancel of the stamp below. The II&I ran through territory experiencing rapid economic growth and would profit from freight and passenger traffic in the region.
Studebaker had been a coach and wagon builder in the 1800s. But in 1902 they began to make electric cars, making it possible that this BOL for 31,000 lbs of freight (only 1c tax for 31,000 lbs?) could be for electric cars. Most of the carriage for the trip to New Mexico was completed by the Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Saturday, April 3, 2021
New York Stock Brokers: Lawton, Flint & Co; Lee, Kretschmar & Co; Maxwell & Scoville; McIntyre & Wardwell
Today is a catch-all day for several firms that have no representation in my usual reference books like King's View of the New York Stock Exchange. I've not found much in the way of column advertising for these firms or any pictures of their members. So instead we just have four memos plus the insets of their accompanying cancels. All of these come from the Eames and Moore pile of memos courtesy of David Thompson.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Today we reprise a previous post:
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021