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Details for Rock & Co.

Full name: Rock & Co.

This person or thing (agent) has been used 9 times within our collections systems.

As a maker of objects: 9 times.

Biographical note

British printer and publisher specialising in topographical, steel-engraved prints on pictorial note paper, fancy stationery, books and booklets, maps and playing cards. Also manufacturer of valentines circa 1840s-60s. William Frederick Rock's business developed through various formulations: De La Rue, Rock & Co., 1821-1833; William & Henry Rock, 1833-1843; Rock Brothers & Payne, 1844-1883. The Rock & Co. stamp found on valentines and elsewhere was probably used for the first two formulations of the company and can probably be dated circa 1830-circa 1840.

Type of agent



8yrs ago

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