its growth was a continual cause of alarm to those interested in the industry in England. The superiority of the English work has been ascribed to various causes, notably to some peculiar and unique propelty of the water used and to some secret processes and methods of handling. The fact that for many years one man enjoyed a practical monopoly of seal dyeing in England would appear to lend weight to the latter assertion.
"The following table shows the Lampson sales for March,
Lampson June, and October, 1910. Prices are given in British
Sales, 1910 pounds, shillings, and pence, the value in American money being approximately $4.86, 24 1-3 cents, and 2 cents, respectively. The highest and lowest prices are per skin, except where indicated otherwise.