RT13d Kidder & Laird Perfume Stamps Pair


William Kidder was a wholesale drug merchant and later manufacturing chemist located in New York City’s Borough of Manhattan. Sometime in 1877 or 1878, Kidder formed a partnership with George W. Laird. The business operated under the name Kidder & Laird from 1877 up until 1884. Sometime around 1880 advertisements for Kidder’s Saccharated Pepsine began appearing in the trade magazines suggesting that by then, in addition to acting as wholesale agents, they had added a manufacturing arm to the company. Ultimately, with Laird experiencing financial difficulties, the Kidder & Laird partnership was dissolved on May 3, 1884. The dissolution notice appeared in the May, 4, 1884 edition of the New York Tribune.

Additional information

Catalog Number



used, light thin



Number Issued



First issued June 14, 1881. Last issued March 2, 1883


blue handstamp

Catalog Value

34.00 (as singles)

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