Vintage Griswold's Family Salve in Orig. Paper Wrapper

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 12,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Vintage Griswold's Family Salve in Orig. Paper Wrapper

Description:
For your consideration is a 1 1/4 oz. stick of C.G. Griswold's Family Salve in its original paper wrapper. This famous vintage drawing salve and remedy for corns, insect bites and more "For Man or Beast" was made from the mid-1800s until 1955 when it was taken off the market because it contained Oleate of Lead as well as Olive Oil and Rosin. Originally made by Griswold himself, later by The Griswold Salve Corp. Hartford CT and distributed by The Sisson Drug Co., the salve was once a common staple remedy in American homes. It is a stick 3" in length and 3/8" in diameter that looks very much like a Tootsie Roll wrapped loosely in a paper printed with instructions. To apply the salve, the stick is heated and spread on a bandage put over the wound and left for three or four days. This stick has been barely used, perhaps once or twice-- most of its contents remains. The paper wrapping [the 152nd Edition], is creased and chipped w its edges have been folded and slightly discolored although intact and completely legible. This collectible patent remedy is a superb addition to your collection in excellent condition. This item is from an estate. Other items from this multi-generation family collection can be seen in my current auctions and those in months to come. I don't even know what's next myself, so please do return for the next chapter! Shipping in the United States is $3.50 by First Class Mail, protected inside a padded mailer, or $5.00 in Priority Mail carton. Please see international shipping rates below. Terms: All items are vintage and sold "AS IS". I have tried to provide accurate descriptions and photographs. Refunds will be made only in the case of inadvertent misrepresentation and notice must be given immediately upon receipt. Information pertaining to age and origin is based on my own knowledge of the family & its history. Please email with any questions. Winning bidder is to pay actual shipping and optional insurance, required on purchases over $100. I am happy to combine purchases to reduce shipping costs. Payment is due within 10 days of auction close. For domestic sales, I accept PayPal, checks or money orders. Item may be held until personal check clears. NY residents must add 8.625% tax. International sales are PayPal only. Thank you for shopping with me on eBay.

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