Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cancel for August 4: National Linseed Oil Company

A major component of paint at the time, linseed oil was a big business in the United States at the time of the cancellation of this stamp. A linseed oil trust was created that was dismantled by the federal government in the 1920s.

Vignette from an 1896 stock certificate for the National Linseed Oil Company. Appears to be a shop floor for making linseed oil?

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