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Vancamp Hardware & Iron Company - Invoices (2X) - Indianapolis - Sept 1897

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Seller: neat_stuff_from_ohio (3,891) 100%, Location: Dayton, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 281102343995 VANCAMP HARDWARE & IRON CO. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (TWO DIFFERENT INVOICES) SEPTEMBER 1897 TYPE OF SCRIPOPHILY, EXONUMIA, NOTAPHILY: TWO commercial invoices, Net 60 terms. VanCamp Hardware and Iron Company, Indianapolis, Indiana. Please note: Although the invoices are from the same company and issued in the same month and year, the addresses printed on them differ. COMPANY NAME: VanCamp Hardware and Iron Company. ADDRESS: 78-80-82 and 126-128-130 South Illinois St. CITY, COUNTY & STATE: Indianapolis, (Marion) Indiana. FORM PRINTED BY: One bares the name J. W. Franks and Son; Peoria, Illinois. DATES ON INVOICES & YEARS OLD: September 8, 1897 and September 11, 1897. Over 116 years old. BUYERS NAME: As for items we sell on eBay, in an effort to respect the feelings and privacy of the recipient's descendants, we seldom reveal the original recipient's name in our listing. Both of these invoices contain the original recipient's name - we have digitally removed his name from the listing's photographs. CITY & STATE: Arcadia, Indiana. PRODUCTS PURCHASED: One receipt is for 2,000 pounds of #11 galvanized wire. The other receipt is for two kegs of #3 nails. VALUE OF GOODS: 2,000 pounds of galvanized wire, $33.00... Two kegs of nails, $4.00... TYPE OF DOCUMENTS: Original hardware company invoices. GENERAL COLOR(S): White paper - brown from age with black ink. MEASUREMENTS: One invoice measures approximately 8 7/16 by 5 3/16. The other measures approximately 8 7/16 by 4 3/4. EMBOSSING: None. TAXATION/REVENUE/OTHER STAMPS: None. WATERMARKS: One invoice bares a watermark but the manufacturer's name is not discernable. FOLDS: Each invoice appears to have two vertical folds / creases. HOLES, TEARS, DAMAGE: The larger of the two invoices is in very good condition. The smaller invoice has tears and edge damage along the top edge of the invoice (as though it had been protruding from a notebook). ADDITIONAL NOTES: The illustration of the building (from a hand engraving) is very detailed (even when viewed under high-magnification). Wagons, carriages, horses and people standing on the sidewalk are clearly visible (as are their shadows). The company's name appears twice on the face of the building's illustration as well as the year of their founding (1884). The side of the building displays many of the products they carry: Shelf hardware, heavy hardware, tinners supplies, iron and steel, carriage and wagon wood work, springs and axles, carriage trimmings, guns, ammunition. ABOUT THE ITEM: This listing is for TWO invoices. The invoice's recipient resided in Arcadia, Indiana (43 miles from where the hardware company was located). His name appears on both invoices. As for the VanCamp Hardware and Iron Company, the 1908 edition of The Indianapolis Board of Trade listed Cortland VanCamp as President; Raymond P. VanCamp and Samuel G. VanCamp were also listed as being associated with the company. In various 1920's editions of the Indiana Construction Recorder, VanCamp Hardware heavily advertised they carried the "Smith Panic Devices" (Frank F. Smith Window Hardware Co., Newark, NJ), for doors (panic bars that allowed doors to open - even if bodies piled up against them). The company, in addition to hardware supplies, also distributed guns, scales and bicycles. It appears the original building (illustrated on the front of each invoice) was long ago razed. DISCOUNTS: Due to the rarity and oddity of these original invoices, no discounts are being offered to museums, colleges, universities, or libraries wishing to expand their collections. WARRANTY and/or RETURNS: These historical invoices are subject to individual interpretation. We have made every effort to list the information and condition as accurately as possible and included sharp photographic images: Thus, no warranty or returns on these items. HOW FAST IT'S GOING TO GET TO YOU: As soon as PayPal notifies us that your payment has been posted, your invoices will be packaged, labeled, and readied for shipping. Shipping is usually the same day or next day. We don't like to wait on our items to be mailed - we're guessing you don't either. Don't have a PayPal account? Feel free to contact us to see if other arrangements can be made (we're pretty easy to get along with). INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: These invoices WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. We will complete the United States customs forms required to ship these items to your country - you are responsible for any import costs, taxes, duties, tariffs, or fees associated with the receiving country (i.e. your country). The United States Custom's form requires you include a telephone number in your country where you can be reached if you are shipping this item to a post office box. This item will ship internationally by United States First Class International Mail. Please be certain your country is one of the countries we ship to by using the pull down "Ships to" menu. Due to problems with theft by customs / mail officials, credit card fraud and high postal non-delivery rates, we have blocked certain countries from purchasing. If your country isn't listed, you will need to contact us to see if we can make arrangements. International shipping requires you pay with Pay-Pal. The U.S. Customs Form will indicate the contents as being "Printed Material." INSURABLE?: eBay’s policy changed in 3rd Quarter 2009, (which previously allowed buyers the option of selecting and paying for coverage for their purchases). Thus, these invoices are not insurable. We don't make eBay's policies, we simply have to try to keep up with them. SHIPPING and HANDLING COST: There is no excessive "padding" with this item's S & H. It ships United States First Class Mail to your United States address. It ships United States First Class International Mail to your foreign address. Foreign addresses will incur an additional $1.00 processing charge for completing the required United States customs forms required to ship this item internationally. To reduce the cost of shipping, this item will be mailed in a Commercial Kraft envelope, Tyvek envelope, or other suitable envelope - and carded to minimize folding in transit. SECURITY FEATURE: The photographs posted on eBay contain digital watermarks to reduce fraud. These watermarks are not on the actual invoices - only the photographs. In addition, the photos contain an inventory number to assist in locating the exact items in our inventory. All available photos have been posted with the listing. FAVORITE SELLER: Please, take a moment to peek at our other unusual items AND mark our store as one of your favorites. Click "Add to Favorite Sellers" so that you can come back and visit another time - - - even if you're not buying anything today. We enjoy locating and reselling oddities, offbeat pieces, thought-provoking Great Depression items, extraordinary and unique curiosities. Anyone can shop at Super MonsterMart. We sell yesterday's curiosities - to today's collectors and investors. I DON'T LIKE THAT PRICE: Many times when we've "shopped on eBay" we've thought, Wow! If that item was only 'x-dollars' we'd buy it in an instant! So... If you don't like the price you see, contact us to see if we can barter a price that's more agreeable to you. The item listed here is intended to make a small profit for us and provide a historical opportunity (and enjoyment) to you. Condition: Please see the listing's description for any conditional issues., Material: Paper (Invoices x2)

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