“In consequence of having had the screw put on…”

auckland star 25 oct 1879Every once in a while you bump into something you weren’t looking for, but the happenstance makes you smile. Although FH Lewisson of Auckland, New Zealand has been dead this many a long year, you have to have hoped that this small businessman’s direct, impassioned and charming appeal from Ocotber 1879 worked and he was able to fend off his creditors. Goods at cost price included concertinas, electro-plated cruets or elastic garters. Don’t all rush at once

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