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1905 Ad Lea Perrins Worcestershire Sauce Dinner Food - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING PM2

1905 Ad Lea Perrins Worcestershire Sauce Dinner Food - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING PM2

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This is an original 1905 black and white print ad for Lea and Perrins' Worcestershire Sauce. The ad writes, "It has since gained a worldwide reputation; therefore, many manufacturers have used the name Worcestershire, and some even called their crude imitations the genuine."


This 106+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the small brown stain at the bottom is not on the original copy.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4 inches; 14 x 10 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Lea & Perrins. Lea & Perrins is a division of the H. J. Heinz Company. The Lea & Perrins company began around 1800, when local nobleman Lord Sandys decided to attempt to imitate a sauce he had tried in Bengal. Employing chemists John Lea and William Perrins, the two made an unsavory sauce and abandoned the leftover jars in a basement. When the chemists went back to try the sauce years later, they had discovered the aging process gave the sauce a delightful flavor.

The Worcestershire sauce was first sold in 1838. It is still being produced from the factory Lea and Perrins built, the Midland Road factory in Worcester.

Invention of the Bloody Mary In 1921, a bartender at Harry's New York Bar in Paris had accidentally mixed vodka with tomato juice and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and inadvertently created the Bloody Mary.

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