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Title Envelope: American Lead Pencil Co., Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. Postmarked Hoboken, April 25, 1936.
Object Name Envelope
Catalog Number 2013.005.0032
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Envelope: American Lead Pencil Co., Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. Postmarked (postage meter) Hoboken, April 25, 1936. Business size envelope, 4-1/8" high x 9-1/2" wide. Reverse unprinted. Original contents not present.

The company emblem (insignia or logo) imprinted in blue and red. Besides the bold company name and location, text in this logo includes:
Venus Pencils
Velvet Pencils

Factory and Lead Works
Hoboken
N.J.

It also carries the Latin motto: Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat. This is roughly translated as “Let him who has earned it bear the reward."

Among the other numerous translations of this motto:
-The palm belongs to him who deserves it (from Lord Nelson's funeral car.)
-Let he who merited the palm bear it
-Let whoever earns the palm bear it
-Let He Who Merits The Palm Possess It
Date 1936
Year Range from 1936
Year Range to 1936
Search Terms American Lead Pencil Company
Venus Pen & Pencil Corp.
Caption envelope front
Imagefile 190\20130050032-2.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Philately