Barham Pile Cure Company

Barham's Pile Cure was a "malodorous salve," the recipe for which was obtained by Claudius Augustin Winfield Barham in 1876, then sold to W.T. Blackwell, owner of Bull Durham Tobacco, and Julian S. Carr, a textile manufacturer, in 1877. They revised the formula and went into business for about two years, when they apparently abandoned the business and returned the formula to Mr. Barham.

Private die stamps were issued for the company only once, in 1878. A total of 2,500 were printed, on a special paper watermarked with a diamond grid. Many of these were not used, as most existing copies have full gum.