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Image of Queen Victoria on front of sticking plaster packet

Court Plaister

The Oxford English Dictionary defines court plaister as:
"Sticking-plaster made of silk (black, flesh-coloured, or white) coated with isinglass, used for covering superficial cuts and wounds." So called from its being used for the black patches formerly worn on the face by ladies at Court.
www.oed.com/view/Entry/43253#ER

Q Is this the earliest image of Queen Victoria used to endorse a product? Embossed by Dobbs, printed by Whiting and Congreve, circa 1837.

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Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life