RO144d Penn Match Co., Philadelphia, PA

$40.00

The Penn Match Company, Ltd. of Philadelphia was established in 1881 and remained in business through 1891. Francis R. Abbott was the sec­retary and treasurer, while the man­ ager was Charles Kee. Elliott Perry (Mekeel’s, Sept. 11, 1920) has point­ed out that the firm’s address as given in the directory was not in an indus­trial area of Philadelphia, suggesting that the Penn Match Company may have been only an agency or sales outlet for matches manufactured else­ where. He further observes that the “Limited” connotes a Canadian or English affiliation. At least one match firm, the Cardinal Match Company of St. Louis, was set up solely for, the importation and distribution of Can­adian matches (The American Revenuer, February 1965, page 17). However, the “Limited” may have been no more than a somewhat pre­tentious substitute for “Inc.”

Additional information

Catalog Number

RO144d

Condition

used, F, thin

Denomination

1c

Paper

watermarked

Number Issued

3,696,000

Issued

October 31, 1881 through February 14, 1883

Cancel

Uncanceled

Catalog Value

50.00

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