Oldham, Nathaniel (1700 -1740)

Probably the stamp of Nathaniel Oldham (ca 1700 1740), son of a dissenting minister. He inherited a large fortune from a near relative and was a zealous collector of various kinds of curiosities. He was a friend of Sir Hans Sloane, Dr Mead and other collectors of the time. He was very extravagant and is supposed to have died a debtor in the King's Bench Prison.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Oldham, Nathaniel (1700-1740)  (Stamp 1) Title: Oldham, Nathaniel (1700 - 1740) (Stamp 1)
Arms: A chevron between three owls on a chief three roses
Crest: Within a wreath an owl
Helmet: Esquire
Dimensions (height x width): 74mm x 60mm
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: owl, Heraldic Charges: owls (3), Heraldic Charges: roses (3), Heraldic Charges: wreath