RB17c Proprietary Revenue Stamp, JW & B Chemists (John Wyeth & Bro) cancel


The John Wyeth & Brother Chemists of Philadelphia may sound like a long lost relic of another age, but it has grown, conglomerated, been rechristened and acquired other companies with alacrity since its founding in 1860. In fact, chances are good that you currently have in your home one or more name brand consumer products sold by this enormous company at one time or another, including Advil, Centrum, ChapStick, Robitussin, Dimetapp, Preparation H., Old English Furniture Polish, Jiffy Pop, Chef Boyardee, and Gulden’s Mustard to name but a few. But while its products are ubiquitous, the company now known as Wyeth, and in most of the 20th century as American Home Products, has little name recognition when compared to other multinational consumer goods companies like Unilever, Procter & Gamble Co. and Nestlé.

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VF used




Watermarked 191R, blue-green

Number Issued

5,423,951 all colors, papers


November 3, 1875 to May 26, 1883


JW & B CHEMISTS in black

Catalog Value


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