Old Fenian related tea bag, from the store of Edward Duggan, Waterford. (1701028)

25.00

In stock

SKU: (1701028) Category:

Description

Union, Peace and Plenty’. A scarce and very unusual blue tea bag well over 120 years old. This is an unused small blue coloured paper tea bag.

On the front is an engraving of an American Eagle and the Irish Fenian and USA flags. The caption reads “Union, Peace and Plenty”

Printed in Dublin by Coster, Johnston & Co., [circa 1870’s].

Edward Duggan: family grocer, wine & spirit stores, plain and fancy bakery, tobacco, soap and candle warehouse, 43 & 44 Ballybricken
(Co.Waterford)

This is another example of how Duggan used his grocery business in Victorian Waterford to promote his political nationalist views.

This particular example measures 20cms X 13cms.