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Footprints of assurance. Alwin E. Bulau.

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Author/Creator:
Bulau, Alwin E.
Publication:
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1953. (Philadelphia : Designed and engraved by The Beck Engraving Company)
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, [3], 319, [1] pages, [9] leaves of plates illus. (some col.), ports. 31 cm.
Subjects:
Fire insurance marks.
Fire insurance -- History.
Insurance, Fire -- History.
Fire insurance.
Fire insurance marks.
Fire insurance marks.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
Part One: Collectors and the parallels; Development of the coin, stamp, and fire mark; Materials of manufacture; Art and character; Condition and grading; Counterfeits; Collectors and their museums
Part Two: American fire marks
Part Three: British fire marks
Part Four: Foreign fire marks.
Notes:
"Copyright, 1953, by The Home Insurance Company."
Introduction by Holger Cahill.
"Signs and symbols have always played an important role in the lives of men. For the primitives there were the signs of the stars, the moon, and the sun ... Then came the signs of trade and more recently of advertising. Pioneer fire insurance companies dating back almost three centuries, as well as those of more recent origin, used a sign known as a fire mark. Since these so vividly record the struggles, triumphs, and sometimes the adversities of such concerns, they are truly 'footprints of assurance'."--Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308) and index.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy is "First Printing".
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1953
Contributor:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Bulau, Alwin E. Footprints of assurance.
OCLC:
1035377
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