Overseas shipping order books

Scope and Content

Order books which give names and addresses of selling agents, details of carpets shipped, and shipping terms (e.g. FOB, required delivery date, etc). Sometimes includes diagrams showing how carpets should be stamped/labelled and customs instructions (e.g. documents must arrive at the same time as goods) and annotations relating to the market for certain designs (e.g. 'floral effects are the chief demand' in Cyprus).