RS212b Schenk’s Mandrake Pills Medicine Stamp

$15.00

Joseph H. Schenck, MD, of Philadelphia originated Schenck’s Mandrake Pills in 1836, and later the same year he introduced Schenck’s Pulmonic Syrup and his Seaweed Tonic. The Syrup, for coughs, colds and consump¬≠tion, consisted of wormwood, catnip, tansy, hyssop, horehound, hops, chamomile, senega, elecampane, licorice, gum arabic, brandy and lemon syrup. Joseph H. Schenck, Jr. joined the firm in 1872, and assumed full control of the business in 1875. The firm continued to operate out of Philadelphia as late as 1939.
(Holcombe, Henry w., Stamps and Cover Collector’s Review, 3: 7-11, January, 1939)

Additional information

Catalog Number

RS212b

Condition

F used

Denomination

1c

Paper

Silk Paper

Number Issued

3,439,827

Issued

First issued Sept. 1865. Last issued April 1880

Cancel

Uncancelled

Catalog Value

$11.00

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