New York, New York to Roseboom, New York: circa 1880. Unbound. This wholesale advertising broadside for the Miners’ Oil Company of New York measures 8.5” x 11”. The envelope features a blue illustration of miner with pick and shovel leaning against three with additional barrels, a factory, a workman, a ship, and a train in the background. The envelope was franked with a 1-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #182) to pay the printed matter rate, which has been cancelled with an oval New York post mark. The broadside has mailing folds and is in nice shape. The envelope is in very good shape with some minor postal wear and toning.
The broadside advertises about fifty of the company’s different oils: Sperm, Whale, Elephant, Cod Fish, Neatsfoot, Cotton Seed, Paraffine, Tallow, Naphtha & Benzine, Miners’ Lamp Oil, Mineral Spermorene, Sperm Compound, Engine Oil, Machinery Oil, Wool Oil, Castor Oil, and many more.
The broadside notes that while the company’s oils were usually sold by the barrel, they could also be “put up in ten gallon cans and half barrels if desired.”. Very good. Item #009792