Commission ScripInv# OB1613
$5. Patent: Tiffany Brothers. In response to the business panic of 1873 Nelson Otis Tiffany and Oscar Fitzallen Tiffany, the Tiffany Brothers, devised a redeemable advertising card called "Commission Scrip". Because of the severe economic downturn shop owners preferred receiving cash for purchases and those purchasers who did pay in cash expected to receive a discount. The Tiffany Brothers scrip was intended to encourage cash sales for the merchant.
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