Thursday, February 22, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: B. Geer & Son of Saginaw, Michigan

from The Michigan Miner, December 1, 1898



B. Geer & Son,
FEB 1 1900
Saginaw

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Insurance Company Cancels: Northern Life Association of Marshalltown, Iowa

 

from The St. Paul Globe, March 2, 1897


Northern Life Assn
DEC 20 1898
Marshalltown, Iowa



Sunday, February 18, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: Chase & Schanfeld of Minneapolis

 

from The American Jewish World of St. Paul & Minneapolis, December 29, 1922


CHASE & SCHANFELD


The erstwhile Metropolitan Life Building in Minneapolis.
Razed in 1961. Former location of the office of Chase & Schanfeld.
Library of Congress photo.


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Insurance Company Cancels: Hanover Fire Insurance Company of New York

HANOVER FIRE INS.
JUN
8
1899
NEW YORK




From the Worcester, Mass. Telegram & Gazette, March 6, 2013:

The Hanover Insurance Group began as the Hanover Fire Insurance Co., in Hanover Square, New York City. It met many challenges in its early history, including The Great Chicago and Boston fires of the late 1800s. Though these disasters put nearly 70 other insurers out of business, Hanover survived, paying out all of its claims and helping the two cities rebuild. Later, in 1915, Hanover wrote the first auto policy in the State of Michigan, not long after cars began rolling out of Detroit’s factories. Along the way, it’s provided auto insurance to icons, including Babe Ruth.

In 1969, the company moved to Worcester. Today, Hanover does business across United States and abroad. It employs about 5,100 people, 1,825 of which work at its headquarters on Lincoln Street. 


 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: Frost, Luckey & Son

 

from the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, February 8, 1895


Frost, Luckey & Son,
JUN 9 1901
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: W. A. Warburton, Special Agent for Aetna

W. A. WARBURTON,
1899
Brooklyn, N. Y.

W. A. WARBURTON,
1900
BROOKLYN, N. Y.

W. A. Warburn as a listed special agent for Aetna in 1896

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Insurance Company Cancels: Western Mutual Life Association

Western Mutual Life Ass'n,
I. R.
JUL  16  1900
CHICAGO.

scan of R172 courtesy of David Thompson

Western Mutual Life was still doing business in 1923

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: Starkweather & Shepley of Providence, Rhode Island

from the Souvernir Book of The Providence Teacher's Bazaar, Infantry Hall, November 1901.

 
STARKWEATHER & SHEPLEY,
JAN 13 1900
PROVIDENCE, R. I.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: Anderson & Dorr of Pensacola, Florida

from Maloney's Pensacola City Directory, 1900

ANDERSON & DORR
JUN
23
1900
PENSACOLA.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Insurance Company Cancels: County Fire Insurance Company

County Fire Insurance "Firemark".  Likely brass, the plate was attached to buildings insured by County Fire Insurance to indicate which houses their fire brigade should attend to.  This plate was likely used somewhere in the UK, the home country of County Fire Insurance.


THE COUNTY
NOV 4 1898
FIRE INS. CO.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Insurance Company Licenses: New York State Power of Attorney to Robert Dickinson for Royal Exchange Assurance

 

Oops.  Royal Assurance granted power of attorney to Robert Dickinson to sell their fire insurance policies in the United States in 1900.  He was based in San Francisco.  The great San Francisco fire would happen in 1906.  The attached document grants Dickinson full POA for the entire United States; this license applies to insurance sold in New York.




Saturday, February 3, 2024

Insurance Company Licenses: Uncapher & McKinley of Marion, Ohio for The Maryland Casualty Company

State of Ohio Insurance License for 1901 for the Maryland Casualty Company and its agents, Uncapher & McKinley of Marion, Ohio.  The license legally grants power of attorney to transact business in Ohio to Uncapher & McKinley; the POA was taxed 10 cents.


R168 stamp in the upper right corner of the license.  The cancel is unclear.  A cancel of The Maryland Casualty Company has featured twice on this site.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Insurance Company Cancels: The Chicago Insurance Company

Outside jacket of insurance policy document date 18 October, 1898, valid for three years, with scarce, but damaged 1/2 cent orange documentary battleship stamp.  Unfold this pamphlet and you get the full policy document that you see below.  Frank, another 1/2 cent on document example for your census.

 
Policy written for $3750 of coverage for Henry Garner, Esquire, for his farm in West Virginia, including for $50 on the meat inside Mr. Garner's smoke house.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: Frank A. Colley of Boston

 

from The Boston Post, April 12, 1894

Colley was an agent for Essex Mutual Insurance


FRANK A. COLLEY

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: James F. Hurt of Tazewell, Virginia

advert in The Tazewell Republican of June 16, 1898

In addition to Iced Tea, the Tazewell Republican of that day was dominated by headlines of the Spanish American War.
 
JAMES F. HURT,
APR
2
1901
INSURANCE.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: T. K. Wilkins of Lima, Ohio

 

from Best's Insurance Reports, 1902

T. K. Wilkins and his buddies at the Amazon Insurance Company were up to dodgy stuff.  According to the folks at Best's, Wilkens and his partners were running an unlicensed, "underground" insurance company.  Best reports that Wilkens et al., "evidently fear [investigation] by outsiders.  There is no reason for their refusal to furnish details [of the character of their assets]."  Best's final conclusion: "The statement (shown above) is a ridiculous document.  On the basis of the unearned premiums shown among the liabilities the company's net income cannot be more than $250 a month."

Wilkins is listed as the Secretary for Amazon Insurance.  It is not clear that the Lima, Ohio canceled stamps below were used on Amazon documents, though Amazon Insurance was based in Lima despite having been incorporated in West Virginia.  Maybe Wilkins' descendents can sue Jeff Bezos over the use of the Amazon name?


T. K. WILKINS,
JUN
3
1901
LIMA, OHIO.






Thursday, January 18, 2024

Insurance Agent Cancels: Avery & Pendleton of Brooklyn


Avery & Pendleton were agents for Niagara Fire Insurance.

 

Avery & Pendleton,
Jun
15
1899
B'KLYN, N.Y.