RS31c W. T. Blow, Dr. T. L. Stephens Medicine Stamp Pink Paper

$300.00

In 1851, Joseph Charless and William T. Blow were operating as whole­sale druggists in St. Louis under the firm name of Charless & Blow. In 1863 the firm was transferred to William T. Blow who was then manufactur­ing Dr. T. L. Stephen’s Celebrated Chemical Eye Salve—said to closely resemble Roman Eye Balsam manufactured by A. B. & D. Sands, and later by the Wright Indian vegetable Pill Co. Blow’s eye salve, like the others, was composed of calamine, red oxide of mercury, camphor, almond oil and white wax. The firm ceased business soon after 1883.

(Holcombe, Henry W., Weekly Philatelic Gossip, 23: 295, Nov. 14, 1936)

Additional information

Catalog Number

RS31c

Condition

used, F, thins

Denomination

1c

Paper

Pink

Number Issued

649,740 (pink and watermarked papers)

Issued

First issued May 1863. Last issued Feb. 28, 1883

Cancel

Uncancelled

Catalog Value

450.00

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