This Scottish merchant expended his Glasgow grocery into a chain of stores throughout Scotland and then Britain before changing the face of the tea-drinking world in 1890 and making cheap good tea available to the poor working classes; he bypassed well-established wholesale tea buying practices, bought entire tea plantations in Ceylon and employed American-style marketing techniques, and soon Lipton Tea proliferated throughout Europe and America; later a noted yachtsman and serious America's Cup challenger many times. Item #43769
Large and bold "Yrs faithfully / Thomas J Lipton" in brown ink on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., n.y. Very good. Mounting traces on verso (not affecting recto). Near bottom margin is a typed "Sir Thomas Lipton. English Merchant and / Yachtman. March, 1923." A sharp example.