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Title (Geismar's) Certificate of Cortley Value; Cortley Jr. Clothes... Cohen & Lang, circa 1919-1921.
Object Name Certificate
Catalog Number 2013.004.0002
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Certificate of Cortley Value. The 28 Point Suit. Cortley Jr. Clothes Made by the Makers of Cortley Clothes for Young Men, Cohen & Lang, New York. Issued in suit from Geismar's of Hoboken. No date, circa 1919-1921.

Printed rag paper, 3-1/4" x 7-7/16" wide; inkstamped on back.

Geismar's: The Geismar Shop. 1907: 226-228 Washington St, Men's clothing / haberdashery; also 222 Washington St. This certificate was issued in a pocket of the suit jacket. See notes and below.

The engraved style certificate does not bear any printer's mark. Cortley Jr. was trademarked in 1920 by Cohen and Lang. No registered trademark is stated on the piece (trademark registration listing notes it was in use from 1919 onward) suggesting the date range.
Notes Excerpted text from an April 27, 1920 Canton, N.Y. newspaper advertisement:

Cortley Jr. Clothes for Boys should appeal
to every mother and son. In a pocket of every
Cortley Jr. 28 point suit will be found the Cortley
certificate of value with its guarantee of satisfaction.
Ask for a copy of "The Cortley Jr. Boys' Book."
How to Make Things That Go
and get the coupon for a Big Roll of Cortley Money
Date 1919-1921
Year Range from 1919.0
Year Range to 1921.0
Search Terms Geismar's
Geismar-Meyer Co. (department store)
222 Washington St.
226 Washington St.
Caption certificate side; back with Geismar's inkstamp
Imagefile 211\20130040002.TIF
Classification Fashion
Business & Commerce