Tobacco Nonsports, Sports, Advertising & Other Cards

Tobacco, gum, and advertising trade cards of the sort found in nineteenth and early twentieth century scrap book albums are a category of collecting in which we specialize. The types of cards available varies with our luck at finding new quantities and organizing what we have. Currently we have a quantity of tobacco cards with many actors and actresses which are listed in the categories below of Nonsports Tobacco Cards and N-342 Cards. We also have a selection of advertising cards.

  • Nonsports Tobacco Cards
  • N-342 Between the Acts Tobacco Cards
  • Sports Tobacco Cards
  • Tobacco Card Related
  • Advertising Cards

N-31 World's Dudes Cigarette Tobacco Card of artist, c. 1888

N-31 World's Dudes Cigarette Tobacco Card of Artist

Cigarette tobacco card of an artist . This card is from the N-31 series World's Dudes which was issued circa 1888. This card is from the Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes issue. This all original card is in very pleasing condition. The card measures 2 3/4" long by 1 1/2" wide.

On this very appealing card the artist views an impressionist painting of a nude woman which is hanging in an art gallery. The precise condition of the card is clear in the photos.

Price: $120.00

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The reference number for this card is #3669.

 

N-70 Duke's Actor Lester Wallack Tobacco Card 1889

N-70 Actor Lester Wallack Tobacco Card 1889

This card is from the Duke's Actors and Actresses N-70 series. The series was issued circa 1889. This very attractive & colorful card shows Lester Wallack dressed as a Flemish Gentleman Date 1578.

The card measures approximately 2 23/32" by 1 13/32". This card is the full size as issued. It has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The condition of the card can be seen in the accompanying image.

Price: $18.00

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The reference number for this card is #3310.

 

Two N-70 Duke's Actor Tobacco Cards 1889: Dixey and Boucicault

N-70 Dukes Dixey Actor Tobacco Card

N-70 Actor Boucicault Tobacco Card 1889

Both cards are from the Duke's Actors and Actresses N-70 series. The series was issued circa 1889.

This first card shows Dixey in costume of a French Gentleman Date 1808. The card measures approximately 2 25/32" by 1 13/32". This card is the full size as issued. It has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The card's condition can be seen in the accompanying image.

The second very attractive & colorful card shows Dion Boucicault as a French Knight of the 15th century. The card measures approximately 2 25/32" by 1 3/4". This card is the full size as issued. It has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The precise condition of the card is visible in the pics.

Price: $28.00

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The reference number for these cards is #3311, 3312.

 

Two N-71 Duke's Actor Tobacco Cards 1889: Herbert Kelsey and Eben Plympton

N-71 Duke's Actor Herbert Kelsey Tobacco Card

N-71 Duke's Actor Eben Plympton Tobacco Card

Both cards are from the Duke's Actors and Actresses N-71 series. The series was issued circa 1889.

This first very attractive & colorful card shows Herbert Kelsey costume of a Magyar Hungary. The card measures approximately 2 23/32" by 1 7/16". This card is the full size as issued. It has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The card's condition can be seen in the accompanying image.

The second very attractive & colorful card shows Eben Plympton Turkish Footman. The card measures approximately 2 25/32" by 1 7/16". This card is the full size as issued. It has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The card's condition can be seen in the accompanying image.

Price: $28.00

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The reference number for these two cards is #3313, 3315.

 

Two N-245 Kinney Bros Tobacco Cards c. 1890: Mlle. Enseuras holding a cat Tobacco Card & Alma Desmond with bow & arrow

N-245 Kinney Bros Enseuras Actress Tobacco Card

N-245 Kinney Actress Alma Desmond Tobacco Card

Both cards are from the Kinney Bros. Actress series. The series was issued circa 1890's.

The first sepia photographic card shows the actress Mlle. Enseuras holding a cat. The card has a Sweet Caporal Cigarette ad on the back. The card measures approximately 2 9/16" by 1 7/16". This card is the full size as issued. The back has flaws. The card has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The card's condition can be seen in the accompanying image.

The second sepia photographic card shows the actress Alma Desmond. The card has a Sweet Caporal Cigarette ad on the back. The card measures approximately 2 1/2" by 1 7/16". This card is the full size as issued. The back has flaws. The card has never been trimmed or tampered with in any way.

Price: $40.00 for both cards.

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The reference number for this card is #3344, 3346.

 

T-37 Automobile Series Tobacco 6 Different Ad Cards C-1910

T-37 Automobile Series Tobacco Cards

Group of six different tobacco cards from the Automobile Series. These are Turkey Red Cigarettes cards from the T-37 circa 1910 series. This group of interesting cards measure approximately 2 5/8" by 2".

Included in the group are Benz-Racer, Buick, Baker Electric, Apperson, National, Chadwick-Racer. The Chadwick-Racer & the National are torn & rough. The cards vary in condition. The condition of the cards can be seen in the photos.

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N-Series Costumes of All Nations Album showing Tobacco Cards

N-Series Costumes of All Nations Album showing tobacco cards

This is wonderful twenty-two page (not counting the covers) album published by Wm. Duke & Sons that shows the cards of the series Costumes of All Nations. These are in the N-Series but we have not been able to determine the number of this series. The pages are printed on one side on card stock weight paper with the backs blank.

This circa 1888 album measures 10 3/8" by 6 13/16". The blank backs of some pages show faint transfers from the images on the adjacent pages. Five pages have gorgeous richly colored glossy litho full page images of women. Four of those pages have a minor flaw due to having bits of paper residue from the blank back of the adjacent page. Three of those pages have only a very minor bit of that residue. One has more of the residue. Five pages have two equally gorgeous smaller portraits of women per page. Two of those pages have the same kind of flaw with a very small amount of paper residue from the adjacent pages. The other pages in the album except one which has text show the Costumes of All Nations tobacco cards.

The front and back covers have some flaws. The lower right corner of the front cover is missing a 1/4" by 1" piece. There is some paper adhered to the front of the cover. The largest piece if 1/2" by 1 3/8". The second page is missing a 1/8" lower right corner tip. The back cover is missing pieces from its left corners. About 5 1/2" long by 1/8" tall of the bottom edge of the back cover has been munched by insects. The bottom edge of the last page of the album immediately under the back cover has similar damage in the same area and size. The last page has insect damage to 5" of the outer edge including the upper corner. There is a 1 1/8" long break in the back cover at the right lower edge with a 1/8" diameter hole at the upper end of the break. The back cover has some light soiling.

Other than the page flaws described above, the interior pages are in excellent condition and are bright, clean and beautiful examples of the high quality of printing that could be achieved in that period by lithographic printing.

Price: $150.00

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The reference number for this album is #3725.

 

N-342 Series Cards

In over 20 years of buying and selling tobacco cards, this group of N-342 cards that we are offering here and are shown below is the finest group of N-342 cards that we have seen offered for sale by anyone.

Any card in this early series is extremely difficult to locate in the wonderful condition that these cards are in. One reason is that the cards from this series are printed on thin, fragile, & easily bent paper stock whereas most of the other N-series cards were printed on very heavy cardboard-like paper stock. Also, the cards from this series are fairly large compared with many of the other standard N-series cards. Both of these factors contribute to the difficulty in locating any of the cards in this series in high grade condition.


N-342 Between The Acts Actress Madame Schilling-Huelskamp Tobacco Card

N-342 Schilling-Huelskamp Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Madame-Huelskamp nee Morosini.

The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There are no creases, no wrinkles, & no bends. There are a few tiny pin speck size points of wear on the front.

Price: $105.00

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The reference number for this card is #3824.

 

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actress Miss Millward Tobacco Card

N-342 Miss Millward Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Miss Millward in "Called Back".

The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There are no creases, no wrinkles, & no bends.

Price: $105.00

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The reference number for this card is #3825.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actress Miss Randolph Tobacco Card

N-342 Miss Randolph Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Miss Randolph.

The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There are a few subtle wrinkles in the area of the name & the bottom right corner that do not break the surface. There is a tiny pin speck of wear off of the background. There is a small speck of surface paper off of the bottom right corner.

Price: $75.00

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The reference number for this card is #3827.


N-342 Between The Acts Actress GENEVIVE WARD Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Genevive Ward Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Genevive Ward In Forget Me Not.

The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There are no creases, no wrinkles, & no bends. There is, however, a 3/16" tear at the top edge. This does not readily show up even in our enlarged scan. So, it very subtle on the actual card.

Price: $95.00

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The reference number for this card is #3828.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actor J. K Emmet as Fritz Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts J. K. Emmet Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows J. K. Emmet, as Fritz.

The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There are no creases, no wrinkles, & no bends.

Price: $125.00

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The reference number for this card is #3832.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actor Odell Williams as Judge Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Odell Williams Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Odell Williams as Judge in "Kit". The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There are several wrinkles near the top of card that do not break the surface. There are two pin speck size points of wear near his neck & one under his nose. There is minor wear on the black background that appears much less obvious on the actual card than it does in the slightly enlarged image above.

Price: $105.00

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The reference number for this card is #3833.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actors Castle & Abbott as Paul & Virginia Tobacco Card

N-342 Actors Castle and Abbott Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Castle and Abbott as "Paul and Virginia".

The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There is a subtle wrinkle from left to right by the arms that does not break the surface. This is very hard to see unless the card is enlarged or held in an angle under strong light.

Price: $105.00

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The reference number for this card is #3834.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actor E. L. Davenport as Brutus Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Davenport Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows E. L. Davenport as Brutus. The card measures 3 1/16" by 1 5/8". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There is a tiny crease at the tip of the top right border. There is a tiny tobacco stain on his arm. Otherwise this is a wonderful card & a superb historical subject.

Price: $205.00

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The reference number for this card is #3835.

 

N-342 Actor Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Joseph Jefferson Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows J. Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle.

The card measures 3" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There is a tiny miscut at the top left corner which possibly occurred in the making. There are no bends, no creases, & no wrinkles.

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The reference number for this card is #3837.

 

N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Actress Marie Roze Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Marie Roze Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Marie Roze.

The card measures 3 1/32" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

Price: $105.00

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The reference number for this card is #3838.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actress Josephine Baker Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Josephine Baker Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Josephine Baker.The card measures 3" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There is a faint wrinkle at the bottom left & another at the top right corner tip. Neither of these wrinkles break the surface. There is a 1/32" scuff off of the top layer of paper at the top right corner tip. The back has some stains & a few small scuffs..

Price: $55.00

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The reference number for this card is #3839.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actress Kate Claxton Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Kate Claxton Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Kate Claxton.The card measures 3 1/32" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

The front has a tiny bit of residue at the top of the oval. This is invisible even under magnification. But, it can be felt by running a finger across the surface. The back has a brown stain & a tiny scuff at one end.

Price: $95.00

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The reference number for this card is #3840.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Actor Lester Wallack Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Lester Wallack Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Lester Wallack.

The card measures 3" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

The back has a light brown stain at both ends. The back has a tiny flaw in the paper at one end. But, no paper is missing. There are a couple of small areas of wear on the right border. There are no creases, no wrinkles, & no bends.

Price: $125.00

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The reference number for this card is #3841.

 

N-342 J. T. Raymond as Col. Sellers Tobacco Card

N-342 J. T. Raymond as Col Sellers Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Col. Sellers.

The card measures 3" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

The back has a light brown stain at both ends. There is a small back scuff. There are penciled initials on the back that could probably be removed. But, we have left the card just as we found it. There is a tiny wrinkle by his shoulder. I have located this by carefully rubbing a finger across the card. This tiny wrinkle cannot even be seen when the card is held at an angle in strong light.

Price: $105.00

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The reference number for this card is #3842.

 

N-342 Between The Acts Cigs Actress Alice Atherton Tobacco Card

N-342 Between the Acts Alice Atherton Tobacco Card

A colorful, superbly printed, & visually pleasing N-342 Between The Acts & Bravo Cigarettes Manufacturer Thomas H. Hall tobacco card. This original card was issued circa 1880-1892. The card shows Alice Atherton.

The card measures 3" by 1 9/16". The card is complete as issued & has not been tampered with in any way. The card has the printer's marking on the front bottom border "Lith. Of Heppenheimer & Mauer, 22 & 24 N. Wm. St. N.Y."

There is a large chip missing off of the top right corner. There are two tiny scuffs at left front.

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The reference number for this card is #3843.

T-Series Freddie Welsh Boxer Tobacco Card C-1910-1915

T-Series Freddie Welsh Boxer Tobacco Card

A colorful, interesting, & visually fascinating T- series tobacco card from the Champion Athlete And Prize Fighter Series. The card shows Freddie Welsh the boxer. This original card was issued circa 1910-1915. The card measures 3 1/4" by 2 1/2". The card has not been tampered with in any way.

The card has a few faint insignificant wrinkles that do not break the surface. There are a few tiny spots of wear on the background where there are tiny raised spots on the card. The condition of the card can be seen in the image above.

Price: $30.00

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The reference number for this card is #3822.

 

Nine Different American Tobacco Insert Woven Silks c. 1910-15

This is a group of nine different tobacco insert woven silks. Eight of the silks relate to lodges & the other one is "Dutch Indies". The silks are American & date circa 1910-1915. The silks measure approximately 3 1/4" by 2 13/16".

Some of the silks have a slight irregular cut at the bottom border. But, the silks are in near mint to mint condition & appear to be as issued. The photos in our listing clearly show the precise condition of the silks.

Fronts of 9 different tobacco insert silks

Backs of Tobacco Silk Inserts

Price: $35.00

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The reference number for these silks is #3814.

 

#A Recruit Little Cigars Pack Civil War Soldier, 1901 Tax Stamp, 1910 Overprint

Recruit Little Cigars Tobacco Pack

Original Recruit Little Cigars tobacco pack Manufactured by H. Ellis & Co. Baltimore. Ellis was a member of the The American Tobacco Company. The front and back of the pack is shown above. This pack shows an American Civil War era soldier wearing a kepi with crossed rifles & a cannon below his portrait. This box has an Act of 1901 tax stamp with a 1910 overprint.

This is a popular item among collectors of early baseball cards as cards from the T-207 series of baseball cards were often found in the Recruit packs.

Technically this particular pack could not have held a T-207 series card as the series came out later than the 1910 issue date mentioned on the overprint of the tax stamp on this specific pack. The box measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide by 11/16" thick.

There is a tear at the top front edge. All of the interior cardboard slide is present with the exception of the missing top flap. It is interesting to note that the interior slide holder has a printed marking "Patented Sept. 28, 1886 by J. B. Duke Pat. Jan. 8, 1884". No cigarettes are present & the pack is empty. Otherwise, the precise condition shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

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The reference number for this pack is #4328.

 

#F Recruit Little Cigars Pack Civil War Soldier, 1909 Tax Stamp, No Overprint

Recruit Little Cigars Pack

Original Recruit Little Cigars tobacco pack Manufactured by H. Ellis & Co. Baltimore. Ellis was a member of the The American Tobacco Company. This pack shows an American Civil War era soldier wearing a kepi with crossed rifles & a cannon below his portrait. This box has an Act of 1909 tax stamp series of 1910 with no overprint.

This is a popular item among collectors of early baseball cards as cards from the T-207 series of baseball cards were often found in the Recruit packs. The box measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide by 11/16" thick. The front of the pack shows browning from age. There is a penciled "47" on the front.

The box is bent & shows some wear & small chips at the top & bottom edges & sides. About 2/3 of the interior cardboard slide is present. But, all of the top flap a good bit of the bottom flap is missing. The interior slide piece is torn & in two pieces. It is interesting to note that the interior slide holder has a printed marking "Patented Sept. 28, 1886 by J. B. Duke Pat. Jan. 8, 1884". No cigarettes are present & the pack is empty. Otherwise, the precise condition shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

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#G Recruit Little Cigars Pack Civil War Soldier, 1909 Tax Stamp, 1915 Overprint

Recruit LIttle Cigars Pack

Original Recruit Little Cigars tobacco pack Manufactured by H. Ellis & Co. Baltimore. Ellis was a member of the The American Tobacco Company. This pack shows an American Civil War era soldier wearing a kepi with crossed rifles & a cannon below his portrait. This box has an Act of 1909 tax stamp series of 1910 with a 1915 overprint.

This is a popular item among collectors of early baseball cards as cards from the T-207 series of baseball cards were often found in the Recruit packs. But, this specific pack could not have ever held a T-207 series card as the T-207 series was issued a few years earlier. The box measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide by 11/16" thick. The pack feels stiff & solid. The interior slide piece is missing the top flap. The bottom flap of the slide piece is complete but has some bends. The rest of the interior slide piece is stiff & solid.

It is interesting to note that the interior slide holder has a printed marking "Patented Sept. 28, 1886 by J. B. Duke Pat. Jan. 8, 1884". No cigarettes are present & the pack is empty. Otherwise, the precise condition shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

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#H Recruit Little Cigars Tobacco Pack, Marine Soldier (?),1926 Tax Stamp with1932 Overprint

Recruit Little Cigars Pack

Original Recruit Little Cigars tobacco pack Manufactured by H. Ellis & Co. This pack shows an American soldier that looks like he may possibly be a marine?? wearing a fancy hat. There are crossed rifles & a cannon below his portrait. This box has an Act of 1926 tax stamp with a 1932 overprint. The box measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide by 5/8" thick. The pack is bent, & creased, & has some brown stains. The interior slide piece has some bends at the ends but it is completely present including both complete end flaps.

No cigarettes are present & the pack is empty. Otherwise, the precise condition shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

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#I Recruit Little Cigars Pack Marine Soldier, 1926 Tax Stamp, Overprint Date Unknown

Recruit Little Cigars Pack

Original Recruit Little Cigars tobacco pack Manufactured by H. Ellis & Co. This pack shows an American soldier that looks like he may possibly be a marine?? wearing a fancy hat. There are crossed rifles & a cannon below his portrait. This box has an Act of 1926 tax stamp with an overprint that is not readable. The box measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide by 5/8" thick. The pack is solid, stiff, & sound. The pack is complete with all of the contents present.

There are some flaws to the tax stamp. The pack is full & complete. Otherwise, the precise excellent condition shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

Price: $55.00

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The reference number for this pack is #4336.


#J Recruit Little Cigars Pack Marine (?) Soldier, possibly a 1926 Tax Stamp

Recruit Little Cigars Pack

Original Recruit Little Cigars tobacco pack Manufactured by H. Ellis & Co. This pack shows an American soldier that looks like he may possibly be a marine?? wearing a fancy hat. There are crossed rifles & a cannon below his portrait. This box has parts of what is probably an Act of 1926 tax stamp. But, we are not certain. The box measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide by 5/8" thick. The pack is solid, stiff, & sound. The pack is partial with seven of the original ten present.

There are some flaws to the tax stamp & some parts of the stamp are missing. Otherwise, the precise excellent condition of the pack shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

Price: $35.00

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The reference number for this pack is #4337.

 

Kinney Bros. Sweet Caporal Cigarettes Pack with 2 Cards, 1898 Tax Stamp

Kinney Bros. Sweet Caporal Cigs Pack

Original Kinney Bros. Sweet Caporal Cigarettes tobacco pack Manufactured by The American Tobacco Co. This is a very interesting early version of a Sweet Caporal pack since this is the type of cigarettes most frequently associated with the later issued series T-206 baseball card series circa 1909-1910. However, this pack has an act of 1898 tax stamp. So, it is likely that this pack would have originally, when issued, had an N-series card inside. Also, this has pack the Pat. 1873 & Pat. 1875 on the front.

Also included with the pack are two full color original actress cards from an early N-series. These cards may or may not have originally come with this pack. We do not know for sure. But, there is a good chance that they did. The cards are in Near Ex/Ex condition. The two cards are of a type that we are not familiar with. There is no text on the cards & they are un-named. The cards are printed on similiar brown toned thin cardboard to the interior slide section of the pack. These two cards were found in the pack after we took the photos. So, they are not shown in the pics. We had owned the pack for many years & only just discovered the cards in the pack when we started to write them up.

This historically interesting pack is exactly like we found it when it turned up in a Lancaster County, Pa. estate many years ago. We had kept it in our collection for many years & just decided to sell it.

The pack measures 2 7/8" long by 1 11/16" wide by 5/8" thick. The pack is a little flexible & has creases & wrinkles on each side. There are some chips along the top & bottom edges.

No cigarettes are present. There are some flaws to the tax stamp & some parts of the stamp are missing. The interior slide section is missing the top flap. The interior slide section has some creases as does the bottom flap. Otherwise, the precise condition of the pack shows clearly in the photos. Note: The plastic stand shown in the photos is NOT included.

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The reference number for this pack is #4340.

Dobbins Electric Soap Ad Trade Cards, I.L. Cragin, Phila., PA, four different

Dobbins Electric Soap Ad Trade Card

Group of four different original late 19th century advertising trade cards. The cards were issued for Dobbin's Electric Soap. The cards have stories on the backs. They have the imprint of the retailer I. L. Cragin & Co., 116 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. The cards were printed by Chas. Shields' Sons, 20 & 22 Gold St., N. Y.

The cards measure 5" tall by 3 1/8" wide. A pleasing group of cards that are original in all respects.

The condition of the fronts and backs can be seen in the pics.

Price: $20.00

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The reference number for these cards is #3094.

 

Six different blank back Victorian Advertising Trade Cards

Six different Victorian Advertising Trade Cards

Group of six different original late 19th century blank back advertising trade cards. These countries of the world cards were issued for use by various advertisers. This group never got any back imprints. The group is comprised of cards with a similar layout issued in three different card sets.

Two of the cards (one marked England & the other marked Spain) have a Copyright 1879 By John A. Haddock Phila. printer's marking. Four of the cards have no printer's marking but are thought to have been printed in Paris. The cards measure 4 1/2" tall by 3" wide. A pleasing group of cards that are original in all respects.

The condition of the card fronts and backs can be seen in the pics above.

Price: $20.00

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The reference number for this group of cards is #3095.

 

Alliance Dance Advertising Card, Nov. 16, 1891, Haskinville, NY

Alliance Dance Advertising Card

Original old November 16, 1891 advertising card for the Alliance Dance at the Hammond House in Haskinville, N.Y. The price of admission including supper was $1.00 & J. D. Hammond was in charge. A very interesting ad card advertising this 1891 dance. The card is 4 7/16" long by 2 3/4" tall. The card is slightly soiled & shows minor creases, wear, & slight soiling.

The back has penciled markings keeping count of something. Could it be the number of times that the holder of the card danced with specific people? We do not know. Anyway, it is an interesting card which would be well at home back in a collection in the Haskinville, N.Y. area.

Price: $22.00

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The reference number for this card is #1222.

 

19th Century Auctioneer's Victorian Ad Trade Card, Santa Rosa, CA, 1883

19th Century Auctioneer's Advertising Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising the services of "M. Prince, Auctioneer & Commission Merchant, New and Second Hand Furniture, Bedding, all kinds of Sewing Machines, Pianos, Etc., Etc., Regular Sales Day, Saturday, Santa Rosa, Cal." Printed in the lower left white margin is, "Copyright by Henry Seifert A. D. 1883."

The card measures 4 1/4" tall by 2 13/16" wide. The front of the card shows a young man or boy looking over a Victorian day bed. A chest of drawers is in the background. An overturned chair, a hassock, and a mouse is in the foreground. The back is blank. There are some wrinkles at three corners and at the midpoints of the left and right edge. The precise condition is visible in the pics. This is a rare subject in Victorian advertising trade cards.

Price: $150.00

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The reference number for this card is #3100.

 

Sill Stove Works Sterling St. James Stoves & Ranges Advertising Trade Card

Sill Stove Works Sterling St. James Stoves and Ranges Ad Card

The beautifully developed lithographic design on this advertising trade card shows a girl with her dog next to an ornate Victorian chair. The card advertises the Sill Stove Works Sterling St. James Stoves & Ranges. The card was printed by Karle & Reisienbach (?), Rochester, N. Y.

The card measures 5 1/8" tall by 3 1/4" wide.

Price: $40.00

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The reference number for this card is #3102.

 

Corinne Merrie-Makers Victorian Advertising Trade Card, Boston, Mass.

Corinne Merrie-Makers Victorian Ad Card, Boston, Mass.

The beautifully developed lithographic design on this advertising trade card shows an ornate horse-drawn carriage transporting members of the Corinne Merrie-Makers. The card advertises an upcoming event to be put on by the Merrie-Makers. The card was printed by Armstrong & Co. Boston.

The card measures 5 1/4" long by 3" wide. Interestingly, a former owner, probably in period when the card was issued, has carefully pierced nine tiny holes in the card. These tiny holes are at the points were there are eyes in the design. Their obvious intention was to create their own "Hold to Light" design of card as the light shines through the card when held up to a lamp thus making the eyes light up.

As true manufactured versions of "Hold to Light" cards were popular during the time that this card was issued it is likely that these tiny pinholes were added around the time that the card was issued. These tiny pinholes do not readily show up unless the card is examined carefully or, of course, held up to the light. The card functions quite nicely as a make do "Hold to Light".

Price: $100.00

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The reference number for this card is #3103.

 

Hartford Sewing Machine Victorian Ad Trade Card showing Jumbo, the Elephant

Hartford Sewing Machine Advertising Card with Jumbo, the Elephant

This attractively designed lithographic advertising trade card shows an image of Jumbo the elephant. Jumbo was the most heralded elephant of modern times. While in the London Zoo the elephant was ridden by thousands of school kids as well as Teddy Roosevelt & many other famous people of the time.

P. T. Barnum purchased the elephant from the London Zoo in 1882 for the then amazing sum of $10,000. Over 100,000 English school kids had written to Queen Victoria begging that the elephant be kept in England & objecting to the proposed sale which went thru anyway. Barnum spent an even more amazing $20,000. additional in transporting Jumbo to the U.S.

What many people saw as Barnum's total financial folly turned into a goldmine as Barnum took in over 1.5 million dollars in the first year from Jumbo's performances in the U. S. in Barnum's "Greatest Show On Earth" Circus. Jumbo died several years later while saving a baby elephant from a runaway train.

Additional extremely fascinating & in depth info may be found on Wikipedia & also a very interesting & informative site www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/spring2002/jumbo.html

The card advertises the Hartford Sewing Machine. The card was issued by Weed S. M. Co. Hardford, Conn., Chicago, Ill., Boston, Mass. The card advertises the specific retail business of "Geo. W. Keeler dealer in & repairer of Sewing Machines Telford, Pa.

The card measures 4 1/16" long by 2 3/4" wide.

Price: $33.00

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The reference number for this card is #3109.

 

19th Century Victorian Ad Trade Card for Celluloid Collars, Cuffs, & Shirt Bosoms

19th Century Victorian Ad Trade Card for Celluloid Collars

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Celluloid Waterproof Linen Collars, Cuffs & Shirt Bosoms. Printed in the lower right white margin is, "Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, N.Y." The card measures 4 1/2" by 3 1/8". The scene on the front shows a salesman displaying a box of Celluloid Cuffs and Collars to four Chinese laundrymen who have long queues that stick straight up in the air in apparent surprise at this new invention. The card's condition is particularly clean and nice and is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $100.00

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The reference number for this card is #3116.

 

Pearline Soap Ad, Victorian Trade Card, Girl with Doll

Pearline Soap Victorian Advertising Trade Card

A Victorian Trade card advertising Pearline Soap. There is a story on the back of the card of a husband becoming convinced of the value of using Pearline Soap. On the front is a charming scene of a girl with her doll, showing the girl with dollars in her hand. Scissors and a wallet are nearby. She has been cutting money into strips and then weaving them into the doll's hair! How shockingly wasteful! Wasting money is a theme of the tale on the back of the card which relates the story of the husband who wishes to save money by advising his wife not to use Pearline Soap. Then he is disappointed with the resulting unsatisfactory dirty dishes and yellow collars.

The card measures 4 1/16" tall by 2 5/8"" wide. The card has printed in the upper left: "James Pyle's Pearline." There are two wrinkles on the front that are visible when the card is held at an angle in the light. One measures 2 5/8"; the other 1 1/4". The shorter wrinkle is slightly visible on the back as well. The condition can be seen in the pics.

Price: $30.00

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The reference number for this card is #3097.

 

Niagara Corn Starch Ad Trade Card: Girl with Doll

Niagare Corn Starch Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Niagara Corn Starch. The back is blank. The front shows a sweet faced Victorian girl who holds her doll. The card measures 4 1/8" tall by 2 3/4"" wide. The card has printed on the upper portion, "Use Niagara Corn Starch, Superior to All." Printed on the lower left is, "Copyrighted 1885 by Major, Knapp & Co. N.Y." The condition can be seen in the pics.

Price: $20.00

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The reference number for this card is #3098.

 

Warner's Safe Rheumatic Cure Victorian Ad Trade Card

Warner's Safe Rheumatic Advertising Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising "Warner's Safe Rheumatic Cure, Also for Sciatica, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Gout." The card measures 4 3/8" tall by 2 3/4" wide. The front of the card shows a beautifully dressed young woman proffering a bottle of Warner's Safe Rheumatic Cure. A man whose feet are swathed in white lies on a day bed. A glass is on the table next to him and another bottle of the cure is on the table. The card back is blank. The card is very clean and in fine condition. The condition of the card front and the back can be seen in the pics.

Price: $100.00

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The reference number for this card is #3101.

 

Across the Continent Theatre Play Ad Trade Card

Across the Continent Theatre Play Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising the play "Across the Continent" which was put on by the Byron Combination which included the actor Oliver Doud Byron (1842-1920) who is said to have performed the part of Joe Ferris in this play thousands of times over thirty years. In his New York Times obituary of October 23, 1920 it states that he had starred for 22 seasons in Across the Continent.

Printed on the card back is, "Across the Continent is the Quintessence of Animation and the Funniest Play in the World." There is a one inch long tear in the paper a little bit above the center of the card that is visible on close inspection and if you bend the card. There are some wrinkles that are visible mainly on the card back. The paper of this card is thinner than the paper from which most ad cards are made. The card measures 4 7/8" by 2 7/8". Printed on the lower center front is "Byron Combination."

Additional information on Oliver Doud Byron is online on Answers.com where it states that he joined the Richmond Theatre in 1856 and played alongside John Wilkes Booth.

Price: $55.00

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The reference number for this card is #3102.

 

J. & P. Coats' Spool Cotton Thread & Needle Ad Trade Card

J. & P. Coats' Spool Thread Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising "J. & P. Coats' Best Six-Cord Spool Cotton and Cleopatra's Needle" which is printed across the top and on the upper right front. Printed in the lower white margin is, "The Greatest Thread and Needle in the World."

The card measures 5" by 2 7/8". On the back are some pencil drawings that look to be in the hand of a child. The card has some brown staining on the back. The condition of the front and back can be seen in the pics.

Price: $15.00

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The reference number for this card is #3106.

 

Domestic Sewing Machine Co. NY Ad Trade Card

Domestic Sewing Machine Co. NY Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising the "Domestic Sewing Machine Co. New York." The card measures 4 11/16" by 2 7/8". The scene on the front of the card is of four somewhat "Brownie-esque" gnomes. One is in the process of climbing up a tree. Another sits on a branch and blows a horn. Printed near the hornblower is, "Wind Won't Get There It Takes Merit to Reach the Top." Another gnome sits at the top and printed near him is, "It Stands At The Head. The Light Running Domestic." One gnome is in a coffin with the words "Run Out" on the coffin. A sewing machine graveyard is shown on the right with deceased sewing machines and a tall obelisk memorial on which is printed "In Memory of Hard Working Noisy . . . " The last word is hard to read, perhaps intentionally so.

The card back is blank. The right side long edge has a bend and some surface wrinkles. There is light soiling and evidence of wear. The top white edge is worn and is soiled. The condition is visible in the pics.

Price: $28.00

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The reference number for this card is #3107.

 

Rice's Seed Gardens, Washington County, NY, Victorian Ad Trade Card

Rice's Seed Gardens Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising "Rice's Seed Gardens" which was located in Cambridge, Cambridge Valley, Washington County, N.Y. The card measures 4 9/16" by 2 3/4". The rich colorful scene on the card front shows children pulling on a rope by which they are lifting a beautiful large watermelon. Printed on the front is the following, "Cuban Queen" and "81 Pounds" and "Try Rices Seeds." The word "Over" is printed in the lower right white margin. The condition, which is particularly nice, is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $100.00

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The reference number for this card is #3111.

 

Neal's Carriage Paints, Detroit, MI, Victorian Ad Trade Card

Neal's Carriage Paints, Detroit, MI, Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Neal's Carriage Paints which were manufactured by "Acme White Lead & Color Works, Sole Manufacturers, Detroit, Michigan." The distributor name stamped on the lower part of the card back was "J. P. Grosvenor, Richville, N.Y. The card measures 4 1/2" tall by 2 3/4". The front of the card shows an Irish man speaking to another Irish man as he is driving his horsedrawn wagon. "Patsy" says, "It's an illegant dog cart ye have there Mahoney." "Mahoney" replies, "It's no dog cart Patsy, but me ould mud card wid wan coat av Neal's Carriage Paint on it." Printed in the white margin of the lower left corner is, "Calvert Lith Co. Detroit, Mich."

The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. There is a slight diagonal crease to one corner. It is almost just a wrinkle rather than a crease.

Price: $50.00

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The reference number for this card is #3112.

 

Four different cards: Provisions & Canned Goods Victorian Ad Trade Cards

Four different cards: Provisions & Canned Goods Victorian Ad Trade Cards

Four 19th century Victorian Trade Cards advertising "George F. Moore Provisions & Canned Goods, 44 Winter Street, Haverhill, Mass." All have blank backs. The cards measure 4 1/2" tall by 2 3/4". The card fronts show humorous vignettes. The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. The card with the bull has a 3/8" tear in the left edge.

Price: $28.00

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The reference number for this card is #3113.

 

Dress Trimmings, Buttons, Notions, Victorian Ad Trade Card

Dress Trimmings, Buttons, Notions, Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Partridge & Richardson Fine Dress Trimmings, Buttons, and Notions. The address printed on the card is 17 & 19 N 8 St., Phila. The card measures 4 7/8" by 3 1/8". The colorful scene on the front shows a woman wearing a flowing blue dress, sandals, and carrying a tambourine. The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. There is a 1 1/4" long vertical wrinkle that extends from the top edge down between the letters "T" and "R" in Partridge. There is a horizontal wrinkle that goes across the card at the level of her lower knee.

Price: $65.00

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The reference number for this card is #3114.

 

Unimprinted 1882 Ad Trade Card with Artist Painting Canvas

Unimprinted 1882 Ad Trade Card with Artist Painting Canvas

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card that never was imprinted with an advertisement. The scene on the front shows a longhaired artist holding a palette and sitting at an easel where she is painting. A bottle has tipped over and the contents are being drunk by a dog. A cat swipes at a ghostlike image. Printed in the lower left is, "Copyright 1882 by Geo. M. Hayes."

Someone has scribbled on the back and the front of the card. The scribbles are not as visible on the front as on the back. There are two diagonal cuts: 1/4" long and 7/8" long, in the bottom edge. There are also some wrinkles on the front and back and at the corners. The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. The cuts aren't easy to see as they fit together closely but are apparent when you bend the card.

Price: $15.00

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The reference number for this card is #3118.

 

Royal St. John Sewing Machines Victorian Ad Trade Card

Royal St. John Sewing Machines Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Royal St. John Sewing Machines. The card measures 4 7/16" by 3 3/16". The back is blank. The marvelous scene on the front shows a girl demonstrating a Royal Sewing Machine to a rapt audience. A sign on the side of the sewing machine reads, "The Only Machine Which Runs Either Forward or Backward Without Stopping On Changing Direction of Work."

The condition, which is particularly clean and nice, is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $155.00

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The reference number for this card is #3119.

 

Ball's Health Preserving Corsets Victorian Ad Trade Card

Ball's Health Preserving Corsets Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Ball's Health Preserving Corsets. The card measures 4 5/8" tall by 3 3/16". The front of the card shows a woman wearing a Ball's corset with her hand on the top of their Guarantee. A doll is sitting on a chair.

Printed in the white margin of the lower left corner is, "Shober & Carqueville Litho. Co. Chicago." There is a little loss to the surface of the lower left corner in the white margin. Printed on the back are eight reasons why "every Lady should wear Ball's Health Preserving Corsets" and "For Sale by C. P. McLean & Co., NDee, N.Y." The card's condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $50.00

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The reference number for this card is #3120.

 

Great American Tea Company Victorian Ad Trade Card

Great American Tea Company Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising The Great American Tea Company. The card measures 4 1/2" tall by 2 7/8". The front of the card shows a girl and a sheep and the following verse, "Mary Had a Little Lamb. Its Fleece was Snowy White. It Followed Her Around All Day. And Slept by Her at Night." The address of the Great American Tea Company as printed on the card is, "31-33 Vesey St., Cor. Church St., New York." The card's condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $70.00

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The reference number for this card is #3121.

 

Deering Harvesting Machinery Victorian Ad Trade Card

Deering Harvesting Machinery Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Deering Harvesting Machinery, specifically the Deering Binder. The card measures 5 1/16" by 3 1/2". The scene on the front shows eight men peering at a salesmen's sample of a Deering Binder. The names printed on the men from left to right are: Dieberling, Esterly, Wood, McCormick, Champion, Plano, and Buckeye. Across the bottom is printed, "The Deering Binder, Carefully Studied and Imitated by All Binder Manufacturers." The men represent the other manufacturers of Binders. This is the earlier and scarcer black and white version of the card which is normally encountered in a later multicolored version. The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. The two lower corners have diagonal creases.

Price: $55.00

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The reference number for this card is #3122.

 

Bay State Fertilizer Victorian Ad Trade Card: Watermelon Man

Bay State Fertilizer Victorian Ad Trade Card: Watermelon Man

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Bay State Fertilizer which was manufactured by The Clark's Cove Guano Company, New Bedford, Mass. The card front shows a man's head on a body that is composed of a watermelon. On the card back Edmund Grinnell is stated to be the company president and Samuel Ivers the treasurer.

The card measures 5 3/16" by 2 15/16". The condition, which is exceptionally nice, is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $37.00

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The reference number for this card is #3126.

 

Raynolds Patent Bluing Bag Victorian Ad Trade Card

Raynolds Patent Bluing Bag Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising C. T. Raynolds & Co.'s Bluing Bag. This card was a folding card and is missing the other half. The half that is present measures 5 7/8" by 3 3/16". The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. It has several condition problems including easily visible wrinkles, stains and a crease.

Price: $14.00

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The reference number for this card is #3127.

 

Excelsior Metal Polish Victorian Ad Trade Card

Excelsior Metal Polish Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Excelsior Metal Polish manufactured by Walpole Emery Mills, Boston.. The Manufacturers' Agents printed on the card back are Holway, Wright & Miner of New York and Boston. The card measures 5 1/4" by 3 1/4". The scene on the front shows two women, one a black woman in the stereotypical Mammy clothing. She holds a metal pot and a brush. One of the two children shows a cat its reflection in the bottom of a pan which has been polished with Excelsior Metal Polish. The cat hisses and puffs up at the mirror image of itself. This is a beautiful card in excellent condition. The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $75.00

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The reference number for this card is #3129.

 

Elijah Adams Morse, Stove Polish Manufacturer Ad Trade Card

Elijah Adams Morse, Stove Polish Manufacturer Ad Trade Card

The beautifully developed lithographic design on this advertising trade card shows the "Residence of Elijah A. Morse Canton, Mass." In front of the mansion is a horsedrawn carriage being chased by a dog. Also, there is a girl playing with her hoop toy. The back shows "Factory 20 Years Ago". In our search on Google to locate the product that this ad card was issued to promote we located an image of the house on one of these cards on a Canton, Mass. historical site.

We found that Elijah Adams Morse, whose mansion is shown on the card, was prominent in the stove polish manufacturing businesses. The mansion was located on Washington Street in Canton, Mass..

The complete card would have originally advertised stove polish. The piece we are offering is just 1/2 of a two part folding card. The other 1/2 of the card is missing. Still the 1/2 present is quite finely detailed & very appealing.

The card measures 5 11/16" long by 3 7/16" tall. The back shows some minor stains & a crease at the top right corner.

Price: $27.00

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The reference number for this card is #3131.

 

Standard Shoe and Boot Screws Victorian Ad Trade Card

Standard Shoe and Boot Screws Victorian Ad Trade Card

An oversized 19th century Victorian Trade Card that advertised Standard Screws for attaching shoe and boot soles. The card front shows two men comparing their shoe soles. The sole attached with nails has come apart while the sole attached with Standard Screws is solidly intact. On the card back the word "Standard" is printed with a screw beginning to the left of the "S" and continuing across the card underlining the rest of the letters in the word. On the back is printed, "We keep these Celebrated Goods manufactured by Lewis P. Ross, Rochester, N.Y." and below that, "Hendricks & Guinan, Dealers in Boots, Shoes, and General Merchandise. Ask for Anything You Want. Lima, N.Y."

The card measures 7" by 3 7/8". The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. The paper of this card is very thin. There is some staining, a small chip to a corner, a couple of very tiny chips from the bottom edge, a tiny hole in the bottom front margin below the space between the letters "R" and "P", and a diagonal crease to the lower right corner.

Price: $37.00

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The reference number for this card is #3135.

 

Imperial Crown Baking Powder Victorian Ad Trade Card

Imperial Crown Baking Powder Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century Victorian Trade Card advertising Imperial Crown Baking Powder of No. 101 N. Second St., Philadelphia. The card measures 4 1/2" by 2 1/2". The scene on the front shows three Chinese men with queues and two dogs. Printed to the right at the bottom edge of the scene is the following stereotypical & derogatory comment which would have been considered comical at that time in the nineteenth century, "Ha! Ha! John Chinaman He Eatie Dogie."

A piece is missing from the lower left corner of the card and there is some wrinkling of the surface in that area over the letter "M". The card's condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing.

Price: $40.00

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The reference number for this card is #3117.

 

Royal Baking Powder Oversized Victorian Ad Trade Card

Royal Baking Powder Oversized Victorian Ad Trade Card

A 19th century oversized Victorian Trade Card advertising Royal Baking Powder,, Office 171 Duane St., N.Y.. The scene on the front of the card shows the Manufactory of the Royal Baking Powder Company and "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York and Brooklyn, New York Elevated Rail Road etc." as printed on the lower white margin. Test results by a government chemist on the properties of various baking powders from a New York Tribune article of 1880 are printed on the card back.

The card measures 6 1/2" by 4 1/8". The condition is shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. There are some diagonal creases to three of the corners.

Price: $65.00

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The reference number for this card is #3136.

 

Carter's Inx Ink Shippensburg, PA. Ad Card Blotter 1910

Carter's Inx Ink advertising card blotter

Circa 1910-1920 Mr. & Mrs. Carter's Inx Ink advertising card blotter. The card shows the classic Carter's Inx figural china bottles. This card has the imprint of the "Cumberland Valley State Normal School, Shippensburg, Pa." The card measures 6" long by 3 1/2" tall. The top border is as made but is not precisely symmetrical. The card is in fresh mint never used condition with razor sharp corners.

Price: $100.00

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The reference number for this card is #3539.

 

Dr. Canaday Homeopathic Photo Ad Card, Hagerstown. Ind.

Dr. Canaday Homeopathic Photo Ad Card

This is an original & highly unusual photo advertising card for two Homeopathic Physicians & Surgeons. The doctors were Dr. N. F. Canaday and Dr. C. E. Canaday. The card has the following wording "Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons. General Practice. Special Attention to Diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Glasses Fitted Satisfactorily. Moles Removed From The Face Without Pain or Scar." Also, below the two oval sepia albumen photos of the doctors is the following additional wording "Dr. N. F. Canaday. Dr. C. E. Canaday. Office, South Washington Street. Phone 58 Hagerstown, Ind."

We searched a little online to see if any info about these two doctors turned up. We found that C. E. Canaday was married to May Ault. Also, we found that on 21 May, 1919 (a period later than this card dates from) C. E. Canaday was elected to the position of first vice president of the Homeopathists of Indiana in Indianapolis. At the meeting the state organization voted to affiliate with the National Institute of Homeopathy.

We would estimate that this photo ad card dates circa 1890's or so. But, to be absolutely safe that we are in the correct time framework we will say it is circa 1884-1909. The card measures 5 1/16" by 2 15/16". The photo on the left has a couple of creases & a couple of scratches. The card shows some minor browning from age & some minor soiling & slight wear.

Price: $165.00

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The reference number for this card is #4093.