Saturday, 8 March 2014

Pay up! Pretty please!

While sorting a new collection from a local hotel business, I found lots of receipted invoices. Many are from Orkney, but there are also some from merchants across Scotland. They help to show the day to day running of a local business at the turn of the 19th-20th century, but some of them are also quite pretty. Here are a few examples:

I'm sure I'd be happy to pay my bill, if I was sent such beautifully designed invoices.


  1. Great blog post. I wonder if the Robertson on the invoices could be a relation of mine?!

  2. These sure are pretty bills! I love the Armour Beef Extract one (Too many cooks spoil the pot because they don't use our product!) and the Milkmaid one. Presumably the milkmaid knows she won't get chocolate milk from the cows. LOL!



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