E Aschermann Skat Club Cigars

Born in Germany in 1834, Edward Aschermann emigrated to the United States around the age of sixteen. Quickly assimilating as a new immigrant, Aschermann didn't wait very long to establish his own cigar making business. As early as 1859 Aschermann opened his first factory....
Author's Rendition of a Hussey's Special Message Post Messenger En Route

Long before the days of email, faxes, Federal Express, and electronic wire transfers there existed Hussey's Instant Special Message Post. The brainchild of George Tuttle Hussey, his business provided same day delivery service of important documents and negotiable instruments...
1872 Allegheny City Wood Engraving

Allegheny City was located just across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, PA. It is now known simply as “the North Side” (See figure 1). Allegheny was long ago absorbed by the growing city of Pittsburgh, but its memory lives on......

Henry D. Higgins was one of the earliest settlers of Mishawaka Indiana. Born on his father’s farm near Syracuse New York in 1822, Higgins was a grandchild of a Revolutionary War veteran who emigrated to America from England. His father, William Higgins, was raised by an uncle in New York

Mid 19th Century America was a golden time of entrepreneurship, invention, innovation, and gutsy determination. Men like Winchester, Edison, Westinghouse, and Eastman all started out with nearly nothing.  But through hard work and perseverence,  their legacies left indelible marks in their respective industries. Such is also the case with Warren Packard and John R. Packard,

There exist multiple scales for measuring relative rarities of various numismatic specimens. At glance they may appear cumbersome, redundant, and somewhat complicated. However, the scales weren’t invented to confuse collectors.