Boston: c. 1897. Delano, Potter & Co's Flag Chop - Carefully Selected Yamashiro Japan Tea. The satchels, handsomely printed in red, blue, purple, black and gold on cream paper bag, have draw string closures at the top margin.
The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Vol. 45, Oct. 1923 states that Delano, Potter & Co. succeeded the Wm. Raymond Grocery Co. in 1896; the latter company succeeded Thos. Dana & Co. in 1891; Thos. Dana & Co. was formed about 1840, succeeding Tarbell & Dana, who originally started business about 1825. "Thos. Dana had the distinction of having been the first to import Formosa teas into Boston direct from Formosa and one of the first to introduce Ceylon and India Teas into the New England states." They claim to have a "large corps of high-class salesmen, who cover nearly every city and town in New England and New York state and are gradually expanding through the Middle West."
6 5/8 x 10 3/8". The verso of the bag describes their Flag Chop Japan teas. A couple of small fox spots but overall very good. Item #26801