R. Hovenden & Sons Limited was a wholesaler and exporter of pharmaceutical and hairdressing products. The company was established by Robert Hovenden in London in 1892.
The company sold a wide range of products such as razors, combs, perfumes, toiletries, mirrors and walking sticks. However the company seemed to be best known for being "human hair merchants". They did a brisk trade supplying pre-made wigs, hair curlers, and false buns which were incorporated into womens' hairstyles.
Hovenden commercial overprints are known at least as late as SG 506.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
R. Hovenden & Sons Ltd.
Posted by Michael Behm at 1:26 PM
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Apparrently they did more than that: I have a bone handled carving knife/ meat knife from this company, made in Sheffield. I can't imagine it's a one off ..ReplyDelete