Among the half score or less match stamp dies engraved by the American Bank Note Co the always popular rooster stamp used by Charles Busch is to be found. Mr. Busch first appears in the New York directory for 1862-63, from 1865-66 to 1870-71 he sold matches, fancy goods, etc at No. 1 Doyers St. and was engaged in the same business at 208 Chatham St. after 1871 until 1882-83. It is not certain that he manufactured any of the matches he sold and quite likely he was engaged in the match business only as a selling agent.
Christopher West, Mekeel’s Weekly Stamp News, Dec. 13, 1919 p. 470