Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cancel for January 26: Ladd & Coffin


Heather of the Links was a Ladd and Coffin product. Who wants to smell like a golf course?

LADD & COFFIN,
JAN
26
1899
NEW YORK

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Ladd & Coffin was a perfume company, better known to revenue stamp collectors as a user of private die revenue stamps during the Civil War tax period. At that time they were know by the name Young, Ladd & Coffin. RDHNINSTL considers some of these private die stamps here: http://www.rdhinstl.com/mm/rt26.htm.
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In 1902, Sturgis Coffin of the firm was reported by The New York Times as commenting on his firms merger into a large perfume company to be known as the American Perfume Company.

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