Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cancel for September 30: George Bancroft & Company

GEORGE BANCROFT & CO.
SEP
30
1898

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Circular date stamp from George Bancroft and Company with a neat little four point diamond at the bottom. George Bancroft and Company was a brokerage firm based in New York. George Bancroft was the son of Aaron Bancroft, and they were partners together in George's firm. The New York Times in January 1900 posted a story of George Bancroft's suspension from the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum Exchange for misbehaviour in recommending a Mr. Hidreth for a seat on the Exchange.

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