Brown, Davis & Co.
Home Up

 

   
Type 6                        Type 7

Brown, Davis & Co. were a firm of Tailors and Gentlemanís Outfitters trading from:

    Aldermanbury
    London E.C.

It was Brown, Davis & Co. who in 1871 registered the first patent for a shirt that buttoned all the way down the front.  Up until this time shirts were pulled on and off over the head.

 

1868. Unofficial underprint type 6 (over the gum) in black.

 a) Vertical underprint, reading upwards

PP15 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 113, 118, 120, 121, 124, 125, 127, 129, 134, 137, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 151, 154, 155, 157, 159, 161, 162, 164 and 195

b) Vertical underprint, reading downwards

PP16 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plate 143

 

Unofficial underprint type 7 (over the gum) in black.

PP17 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 148 and 154

PP17A 1/2d rose-red (SG 48 or G4)
Plates 1, 4 and 8

horizontal rule