As promised, here are some more billheads from the lot I purchased. I also have two more in the mail from a different vendor off of ebay uk. There are also several I am watching and waiting to see what my bonus is this year before I pull the trigger on them. If it is good - then they are mine - if not, then I will have to work some overtime to get them! Anyway, here are the other billheads.
To the right is a billhead for Cranston & Elliott of Edinburgh Silk & General Drapers. To a Miss Douglas who bought a lot if items from them. Some of those items include: umbrellas, chemise, silk, drawers, and buttons.
Next up is a clock and watchmaker billhead for James Whitelaw of Edinburgh dated 1873 for a JB Douglas. The bill is for cleaning of a gold leveer watch. I cannot find much on Whitelaw, but some of his clocks have sold at auction in the range of $2,000 -12,000.
Last up is which kind of falls in the range of a bill of lading and a receipt. It is for David Hutcheson & Co. dated 1861 for a Campbell for goods shipped via steam ship. There a longer list of goods attached to this receipt.
A little bit about David Hutcheson:
Hutcheson worked his way up through the shipping trade, eventually becoming a manager and partner at the Burns shipping company, which initially mainly operated steamers between the Clyde and Liverpool.
In 1851, by which time the company owned ocean-going vessels, the steamers were sold to the MacBrayne brothers, for whom Hutcheson now worked. The company leased the island of Staffa in the interests of the tourist trade, and sailed as far north as Lochinver.
The company survives today but under the name Caledonian MacBrayne.