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Advertisement for T.Wells & Company's sale of salvage stock

Advertisement for T.Wells & Company's sale of salvage stock

Printer: Adams, G.

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.6425

Item number: 6425

Genre: Leaflet

Department stores selling a variety of ready-made clothing at affordable prices first became popular during the Victorian period. To advertise their stock of goods, sales were often held offering everything at greatly reduced prices. Many proprietors did not want to sell their best quality clothing so cheaply, so they offered the sale of stock bought from a bankrupt business, or perhaps fire damaged stock as advertised in this leaflet. Sales were very popular. On the first morning there were often queues outside the doors before the store opened.

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