RS104d Edward Heaton, Medicinal Food Stamp

$50.00

Edward Heaton of New Haven, CT, was a prolific inventor, having to his credit the invention of a cereal food patented in 1860, which he manufactured; but it went without a name until 1875 when it was offered for sale as Imperial Granum, the great medicinal food. In 1881, the IRS ruled that Imperial Granum was a proprietary medicine. Eventually John Carle and Sons of NYC acquired sole rights to Imperial Granum, purchasing it from the Heaton family, and the product was manufactured as late as 1941.

(Holcombe, Henry W., Weekly Philatelic Gossip, 32: 368-369, 376, May 31, 1941)

Additional information

Catalog Number

RS104d

Condition

F, used

Denomination

3c

Paper

Watermarked Paper

Number Issued

391,000

Issued

First issued August 30, 1881. Last issued December 16, 1882.

Cancel

Uncancelled

Catalog Value

55.00

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