RS245b Roback’s Blood Pills Wrapper

 
 

$100.00

Dr. C.W. Roback of Cincinnati, Ohio, introduced a group of proprietary medicines in 1855, designating them as “Scandinavien” in 1857. A year later the designation was changed to “Scandinavian” and applied to Blood Pills and Blood Purifier. By 1866, Scandinavian Stomach Bitters had made an appearance. All were distributed through a wholesale druggist, Demas Barnes. The United States Proprietary Medicine Company, also of Cincinnati, took over the business in 1866, whereupon “Dr.” Roback was listed in the city directory as “Manufacturer of Fine Cut and Smoking Tobacco”. This company issued stamps from May 1867 to June 1874.

Additional information

Catalog Number

RS245b

Condition

wrinkles as usual, small glue stains

Denomination

1c

Paper

Silk Paper

Number Issued

182,725

Issued

June 29, 1867 – June 1874

Cancel

Uncancelled

Catalog Value

$50.00

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