[Lowell, Massachusetts]: [United States Cartridge Company], 1908. Envelope or Cover. This advertising cover (AICC #G99) features a six-color illustration of two men cooking their supper at a campsite; the text reads, “US Ammunition U.S. Govt. Tests prove it true.” The envelope is franked with a 2-cent red Washington stamp (Scott #309) tied with a Columbus, Ohio machine postmark. The reverse features the company’s circled-US trademark and advertising text. The envelope is in nice shape with some light soiling. Very good. Item #009308
The company was established in 1869 by former General Benjamin Butler and other investors.