A Dealer's Choice of Advertising Trade Cards


Advertising trade cards were popular through the late 19th century as a result of the development and refinement of the chromolithography printing process. Given away by companies and merchants the trade card was one of the earliest mass advertisng media.

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Click for Detail Standard Sewing Machine Co. Cleveland, Ohio. Patriotic parade with flag, fife and drum celebrating the Nation's Pride. Litho by Johns & Co. 1885. VF (Stock number 5085626) $18.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Baker's Cocoa. "La Belle Chocolatiere". Classic Advertsing image for the Dorchester MA based firm. Slight paper loss to reverse. Fine (Stock number 5089119) $32.00 SOLD

Click for Detail National Lead Company Suggestion for House Painting. Litho by Armstrong & Co, Boston. Light pencil writing on front. Fine (Stock number 50810999) $45.00 SOLD

Click for Detail The Bucher & Gibbs Plow Co. Canton Ohio. Reverse pictures New Imperial X Chilled Plow in right or left hand models. VF (Stock number 50818619) $55.00 SOLD

Click for Detail 1883 Baltimore Oriole Pageant. Lift birds wing and see Wm. P. Toles & Bro. ad (1883 impt LR) Light cr crease does not detract. Scarce. Fine (Stock number 508tc001) $55.00 SOLD

Click for Detail New England House. Boston, MA. Colored letting b/w hotel vignette on reverse. Rare (Stock number 508tc002) $60.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Wells Rough on Rats. black and whiote silhouette. R-adv. F-VF (Stock number 508tc003) $35.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Carter's Mucilage. Color printed over woodcut design. R-adv F (Stock number 508tc014) $35.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Uncle Sam Brownie. Possibly Palmer Cox. No adv. VF (Stock number 508tc016) $40.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Dickinson & Co. Fancy printing, finely engraved, from 1850's book, b/w on c/s, slight oxidation, VG (Stock number 508tc017) $75.00 SOLD

Click for Detail German Trade Card. Exhibition of Paintings and Rare Objects of Art, wonderful designs, green and black on c/s. VF (Stock number 508tc018) $95.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Lang's Pure Beer. Child-like angel/butterfly. "Now Don't Drink it All", R-adv. Rare F (Stock number 508tc026) $75.00 SOLD

Click for Detail A. Werner & Co.. Extra Dry Champagne. Rich colors. Rare. F (Stock number 508tc035) $40.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Sea Island Thread. E.C. Wilson & Co. Medway, MA.early woodcut mill view. Exceptional and rare F-VF (Stock number 508tc030) $45.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Watches, Clocks, Jewelry. Early business card, high quality graphics Small stain upper left otherwiseVF (Stock number 508tc031) $35.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Guests of the Stetson House, 1866. Complimentary ball pass. Colorful, c/s, siled, very nice. F (Stock number 508tc032) $125.00 SOLD

Click for Detail Hunting, Fishing and Pleasure Boats and Canoes. Minor tear left margin, soiling at lower edge otherwise F (Stock number 508tc033) $110.00 SOLD


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