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metalbender
17 Apr 2016
10:58:04am
hi everyone! Big Grin
lurking in my Horace Truball cover collection is this one to his future wife Adelaide Johnson. bearing chicago and dc cancellations front and back...the cool factor? its a munn envelope with the wire intact Big Grin

anyone out there a expert on these? all I can find is a business cover along with a brief blurb of the company's board members and address.

Ive never seen its like before.

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metalbender
18 Apr 2016
01:45:23pm
re: sample munn envelope.

so......no one?

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michael78651
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18 Apr 2016
01:56:54pm
re: sample munn envelope.

I tried to find something about the envelope, but found nothing.

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pedroguy
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18 Apr 2016
04:46:09pm
re: sample munn envelope.

Image Not FoundI don't know if this helps but it might lead to something

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metalbender
19 Apr 2016
12:26:10am
re: sample munn envelope.

did a lil more digging. this from a paper industry journal sept 20 1902

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metalbender
19 Apr 2016
12:34:58am
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and heres the patent * gosh this is fun heh*

https://www.google.com/patents/US599724?dq=ininventor:%22Frank+E.+Munn%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibtKGf75nMAhUKRSYKHRZACLwQ6AEIHTAA


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metalbender
19 Apr 2016
01:11:13am
re: sample munn envelope.

ok now the board of directors
I suspect that the pres. Artemas Ward was this gentleman
Artemas Ward (writer)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Artemas Ward (May 28, 1848 – March 14, 1925) was an American author and advertising executive. He is known for authoring several biographies as well as The Grocer's Encyclopedia.
Biography
1907 advertisement for Sapolio soap

Ward, born May 28, 1848, was the great-grandson and namesake of Artemas Ward, a Major General during the American Revolutionary War.

Ward's first position was in 1863 with the New York State Soldiers’ Depot. Later, Ward moved to Philadelphia, entering the Cuban export and import business, and next founded and published the Philadelphia Grocer. This led to an offer to manage advertising for household cleaner Sapolio Soap. He introduced the use of transit ads for Sapolio in almost all public transit vehicles in the country. He later obtained an exclusive franchise for the advertising facilities on New York City’s elevated railway and subway systems.

He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 1975.

the secretary, treasurer and backer was william gow. seeing as hes listed as a director for ward and gow's financial trust and the name of the president I think its safe to say he was working with the president....ie
Ward and Gow, a New York, New York, advertising firm of the early twentieth century, also functioned as the booking agent for performers in the music halls at Brighton Beach and Coney Island. including the zeigfeild follies
theres also a LOT of older articles about subway advertising grants and licenses in the NY times from the early 20th century. so what it looks like is these two fellas, before they went on to bigger and better things backed Frank Munns idea as he was the inventor.

aha! just found a interesting article on gow in a ebook with his picture
https://books.google.com/books?id=0ag9AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA6-PA13&lpg=RA6-PA13&dq=ward+and+gow+munn&source=bl&ots=2E3vTaNg1W&sig=5GSLKb9ffbUas4RIxmWu17oTbL8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlxJPu9ZnMAhUD2yYKHZccCSYQ6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=ward%20and%20gow%20munn&f=false

Frank Munn the inventor....other than a patent filing, nothing on this poor fella the actual inventor, and no other patents under his name


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