Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cloth Labels

I purchased a ledger from an auction in January that included some specimen cloth labels for the UK. I think the printer was Maclure & Macdonald lithographers of Glasgow Scotland -lots of examples of this in the ledger. Here are the cloth labels. There is a great US resource for cloth labels online at the American Textile Museum.

Newest editions to my collection

Here are some goodies.
1841 promise to pay Philadelphia nice left side border graphic with partial shield.

18__ Tradesmen's Bank check of New York with nice graphics.

1859 billhead Stephen Brown & Sons stock and exchange brokers and auctioneers for Boston & Providence Railroad stock. This is the second billhead in my collection of a Boston stock broker. See the Joseph Henshaw billhead January 2009 blog