DescriptionFacsimile New York February 16, 1771 £5 St. Jacobs Oil Ad Note Very Fine.
Only the second advertising note that we have offered that uses a Colonial note to get its message across. In the previous and the current offering both have been New York Colonials. St Jacobs Oil was located in Baltimore, Maryland. August Vogeler (1819-1908) immigrated to the United States from Germany in his twenties and within five years he had become a manufacturing druggist under the firm name of A. Vogeler & Co., Baltimore. In the 1870s he partnered with his eldest son, Charles A. Vogeler (1877-1919), and John H. Winkleman. After 1878 they began to manufacture what would become an international best seller, St. Jacobs Oil. The advertisement is printed on the back of a facsimile Colonial note that uses old English print. In keeping with the times of the "note," "f" like "s's" and pounds and shillings are used in the printing of the advertisement. This wide margined example exhibits a little weakness in the printing in the center of the face. A number is pencilled on the back.
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