Letterhead and Billhead Catalogue

Letterhead and Billhead Catalogue

The Denver Stock Exchange is pleased to bring you this catalogue offering a variety of collectable illustrated and non-illustrated letterhead and billhead from a variety of states. Letterheads and billheads provide a unique look into the history of businesses across the country as well as fantastic examples of lithographic art. The items below are listed alphabetically by state.

We are pleased to offer the following illustrated and non-illustrated letterhead and billhead items for your collection!

Please note that all items are already SOLD.

W. M. Timberlake

  • With Irwin, Green & Co.
  • Chicago, Ill
  • Grain Receivers and Shippers
  • Half-sheet letterhead dated at Chicago, Ill., 1890.
  • Letterhead is in good condition with piece of paper missing from lower-left corner – see scan.


Moses Edwards

  • Farmers’ Mills – Flour, Meal and Chop Feed
  • Albia, Iowa
  • Billhead dated at Albia, Iowa, 1890.
  • Attractive billhead with nice graphics
  • Billhead is in near fine condition.

The Globe Detective Department

  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Detective Agency billhead dated at Des Moines, Iowa, 1885.
  • Nice billhead from this Iowa detective agency. The company was organized in 1882 and incorporated in 1884. Billhead is in fine condition with normal letter folds.

H. E. Jordon, Grain and Seeds

  • Fairfield, Iowa
  • Elevator at C., B. & Q. Depot
  • Billhead dated at Fairfield, Iowa, 1891.
  • Nice billhead referencing their elevator at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Depot.
  • Very god condition with a rough edge in one spot on right margin (see scan); all paper in tact, no chips.

E. R. Durkee & Co.

  • Importers and Grinders of Spices, Manufacturers of Mustard, Sauces, Extracts, &c.
  • 135, 137, & 139 Water Street, New York
  • Letterhead-sized print advertisement “broadside” beautifully illustrated on both sides, one side in color.
  • Describes Durkee & Co.’s Challenge Baking Soda, Select Flavoring Extracts, Salad Dressing & Meat Sauce, Challenge Sauce, and Celery Salt. “These goods are sold by all dealers in fine groceries.” Illustrations of several of the Durkee product bottles as well as the Durkee “Gauntlet” Trade Mark seal.
  • Page is in VG Condition; heavy folds (folded in fourths), slightly trimmed edge. What appear as stains on the black & white side of the page is actually printing that has bled through from the color side of the page. Overall a very attractive piece of ephemera.

Harris, Woodman & Co. – Grain

  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Letterhead dated at Lincoln, Neb., 1890.
  • Nice Grain / Agriculture related letterhead.
  • Fine condition.

H. C. Schultz

  • Wholesale Feed and Commission
  • Omaha, Neb.
  • Hay, Corn and Oats by the Car Load a Specialty
  • Billhead dated at Omaha, Neb., 1890.
  • Attractive agriculture and grain related billhead.
  • Billhead is in near fine condition.