RO144d Penn Match Co., Philadelphia, PA

$50.00

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

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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