A Civil War era sales circular, Rickards’ newest and high quality stationary and prize packages for “camp and household” directed to civilian and soldiers.
RICKARDS’ Great New and Wonderful Union Stationary, Yankee Notions, and Jewelry Prize Packages. “The greatest money making business (for agents) of the age.” Distributed by S. Rickards, Cately, & Co. of 102 Nassau Street, New York.
The circular lauds Rickards’ newest and high quality stationary and prize packages for “camp and household” directed to potential resale agents, both civilian and soldier. Featured offerings displayed include “Rickards’ New Union Prize Stationary and Recipe Package” retail 25 cents, price $15 per 100, as well as “Rickard’s New Monitor Prize Package and Soldiers’ Companion” price $12 per 100.
The circular is printed on very thin paper, nearly tissue paper thin, yet shows only light wear and damage to edges. It has 4 horizontal and 2 vertical fold-creases and some other light creases. The left edge appears to be hand cut and has some minor tears. The circular has light fading, staining and wear throughout. Measures approximately 10 x 15 inches.