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Firemark for The Mutual Assurance Company, Issue of 1803

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Materials Pine, cast lead, iron.
Dimensions
W. 10.25 in; H. 14.5 in;
W. 26.04 cm; H. 36.83 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1803
Description This rare firemark is from the collection of Milton Celsnick of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. In 1784 a second mutual fire insurance company was formed in Philadelphia. The Mutual Assurance Company was organized by former policyholders of The Philadelphia Contributionship because in 1781 the company decided to no longer insure any buildings that had trees near it as it was felt they represented a fire hazard. The firemark selected by The Mutual Assurance Company was a tree in full foliage and the company quickly became known as The Green Tree. This example represents the last wooden mark issued by this company. The policy number is visible on the front.
Styles / Movements Other, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 104392
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