19Th Century Agricultural Sack Stamp.
A rare 19th century sack stamp for marking manure sacks ” John. How & Co Bideford & Barnstaple Special Manure ”
John How and Company of commercial Wharf in Bideford were corn, timber coal manure and general merchants who also undertook wood sawing and bone crushing. Although based in Bideford the company also had premises at Rolle Quay in Barnstaple and the railway station in Great Torrington.