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"A Bicycle is not a Racycle. / Without Racycle Crank Hanger / Why is a CHEAP bicycle like this Lady? / (HOLD TO THE LIGHT) / MORAL: / BUY A RACYCLE / The Henderson Litho. Co. Col." sexist hold-to-light advertising card: when held to light you see the woman's figure in silhouette with exceptionally skinny hips & legs over the words (when showing) 'A FINE FINISH BUT A POOR FRAME'. Slightly longer than a continental postcard. Handstamped in violet on back: 'ED. BORDERWICH, / Sale Agt. / 331 E. 8rd. St. DAYTON, O. / Telephone, 469'. Paper browning with age, 3 horizontal creases so it could be folded into quarters. Rare: nothing like it offered, or even displayed, when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bhsgo





"ACME / MARSEILLES WHITE, GLOSS, MASTER, / WHITE SPRAY SOAPS" trade card showing a seated baby with basket, ad for W. B. Stoppard's Cash Store in Cortland New York on back, faint crease, tiny spots of light toning both sides. The soap was made in Buffalo New York by Lautz Brothers & Company. $5.00 an(b)n(c)g(s)c




"A Coming / Champion?" circa-1890 art showing a boy taking his first ride on a high-wheeler bicycle (often involved in racing at that time), Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee trade card from Arbuckle Brothers Coffee Company of New York, all-over-back printing on why its costs more & is worth more that other brands, bottom corner crease, toning both sides (heaviest at bottom front). Almost the side of a regular postcard. $7.00 arbb
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"A COMPROMISE / … / F. X. SOLEAU" trade card with ad for Chase & Sanborn's Seal Coffee & Royal Gem Tea also on front, art depicts couple exchanging hot cups while seated on window sills, cut out background for emphasis (where the dark sandy color is), imaginative back shows what the real-life view would look like from the other side rather than supplying additional words. As clever as we have seen them. $25.00 ^

Advertising card for Golden Rule Store, 343 High Street, Providence Rhode Island, Goodwin & Easton proprietors. Back was plain. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ar


"ALABAMA" circa-1890 advertising card with art depicting seizure of Osceola, first house, etc., Arbuckle Coffee No. 24, toned both sides, corner crease, corner rounding, edge wear, as is. $1.50 aa(a)*


"Alms & Doepke, / on Canal & Hunt St. / CINCINNATI, O." art showing boy chasing butterfly on his high-wheeler bicycle; circa-1891 advertising card, our caption from the light handstamp in violet on back, small upper corner crease, rest of edges in good shape because the paper stock is fairly thick. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 aobbb

"'ANCHOR COFFEE' / IS THE BEST!" trade card with art shows boy and girl in elegant attire, caption from ad on back from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio, lightly toned back. $8.00 aoc+& NEW / NOVA / NOWY

"ANCHOR COFFEE / IS THE BEST / ... / BOOS & HOLBROOK / TOLEDO, OHIO" art shows aproned young woman standing outdoors, circa 1890 advertising card, good edges, paper browning lightly with age. $8.00 ao

"An improvised sun-shade. / WHOLESALE MILL SUPPLIES / B. B.--Don't look on other side" with art depicting a man on a high-wheeler, brim of lady companion's hat doing double-duty (shading both); circa 1890 trade card with illustrated back continuing for the Lansing Mounted Picket Mill & Maud S. Double Acting Force pump (used in lumber operations). The company was located in Lansing Michigan. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 lm(l)ab





"ANTI-DYSPEPTINE / A POSITIVE CURE FOR / DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION" advertising / trade card circa 1890 in blue & yellow green, illustrated with young woman in flowery hat, much pertinent information on back, from The Private Formula Company of Lebanon Ohio, corner crease, tape remnant at back corner. $10.00 oamm*

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"'ARIOSA' COFFEE. / 839,972 POUNDS ROASTED DAILY" circa 1890 lithographed advertising card, girl playing piano on front, Arbuckle plant pictured in black & white on back, minor corner wear, a few tiny speckles of red ink on back apparently from the printing process itself. $9.00 afgim


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"ARIZONA" circa 1890 (when a territory) ad card with interesting map & art depicting Indian camp & artifacts, Arbuckle Bros. Coffee, small corner crease. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 aa(a)m







"ARTISTIC HAINES & CO. / Pianos / HAINES & Co. / Rochester & NEW YORK USA." advertising card with art featuring child in Napoleonic hat, one corner badly creased but still appealing, back is blank & browned slightly with age. $5.00 acm

Hunting_ASadMishap-200_small.jpg advertising card available from Judnick.com"A SAD MISHAP / Lauder's" with art showing a wildfowl hunter who has fallen into the water whilst his prey flies away, back continues with 'LAUDER, / DEALER IN / Dry Goods & Notions, / 643 W. Indiana Street / ... Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Carpets, ..." circa 1890 trade card. Rare, we could find nothing like it when we searched the Internet. $15.00 ahg





"A S'wheat Girl / COMPLIMENTS OF / Mabley & Company" trade card with young woman in wheat dress & a scythe standing in a field, ad on back claims the Detroit company is the largest retail establishment in Michigan (copyright dates to 1887). Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 aagm





"A. WAGNER & BRO., / JEWELERS / MONROE MICH." circa 1890 trade card with art in pastel colors showing little girl & pail & small shovel at the beach, blank back, fresh appearance, good edges. Trade card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 agmj

"AWARDED TO THE / UNION / SEWING MACHINE / For the Best Machine for General Use" depicting medal won at the World Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884-5, longer than most trade cards, blank back, from Union Manufacturing Company of Toledo Ohio, bend & light toning along left edge. $35.00 ^

"Ayers Cherry Pectoral / Cures COLDS COUGHS &c / Penn's Treaty (1682 or 1683?) Over" trade card with a circa-1890 ad from Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell Massachusetts on the back, fresh appearance. Several sources contend that this remedy contained either opium (in use as a cough suppressant at the time) or heroin, but this card sheds no light on the subject. SALE IN PROGRESS ammh




"Ayer's / Cherry Pectoral / Cures Colds, Coughs, / and all diseases / of the Throat and Lungs" circa-1890 advertising card, whose medical claims continue on back to include laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, quinsy & catarrh. Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. Room for a merchant's handstamp on back was not used. Back paper browning evenly with age. $12.00 amm
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"AYERS HAIR VIGOR / FOR THE TOILET / Restores Gray Hair to its Natural Vitality and Color" circa 1890 ad card showing four semi-nude finned mermaids who have just rescued a case from a sinking ship, product pictured on back, browning paper due to age, tiny nick into one border. The preparing company was in Lowell Massachusetts. $12.00 mam(l)m^*








"Ayer's Sarsaparilla / for Purifying the Blood / Health and Happiness / RESULT FROM THE USE OF ..." advertising card with boy playing drum & girl playing tambourine, fresh appearance, circa 1890. $15.00 acmm






"Ayer's Sarsaparilla / Gives HEALTH and / SUNNY HOURS" circa 1890 ad card with woman in long dress holding a toddler on her shoulder, fresh appearance, interesting medical claims & composition (yellow dock, mandrake, etc.) on back. Product was from Dr. J. C. Ayer & Compnay in Lowell Massachusetts. $15.00 ammc

"AYERS'S SARSAPARILLA / THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA" circa 1890 advertising card stuck to album remnant, wavy paper. $2.50 (a)%

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"Ball's / CIRCLE HIP / SKATING / Corsets / with Coiled / Wire Spring / Elastic Section" circa 1890 trade card showing two young women ice skating & an inset showing the corset itself; F. A. Rockafellow & Co. of Carson City Michigan ad on back. Penciled 'D' on back will probably erase well. Cut just a little off-center. $20.00 alsmg


"BELGIUM" with map & art depicting lace & casting iron, 1899 Arbuckle Coffee No. 60 advertising card, heavily toned back, corner crease, corner wear & rounding, as is. $1.50 abm ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY



"Bell's / Buffalo Soap" which continues on back
'F. A. ROCKAFELLOW & CO., / --DEALERS IN-- / General Merchandise / Carson City, Mich.' offering a premium picturing president Cleveland's wife in return for 25 soap wrappers sent to the R. W. Bell Manufacturing Company of Buffalo New York; tiny bottom corner crease, small thin on back misses all lettering. Necessarily dates to 1885 - 1889, when Grover Cleveland held that office. Any card for this small-town merchant is rare. $15.00 amp

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"'BICYCLE' Playing Cards are used / in Clubs every-where.  Their excellent / qualities are known the world over. / ..." mechanical advertising card with numbered rotating wheels (for use in a game of chance?), rounded corners as issued, works fine. Cards were made by the United States Printing Company in Cincinnati Ohio. Stands about 3-1/2" high. SOLD RECENTLY bpao(c)!%^

"Bicycle / Riding Is / Dangerous / IF YOU WISH TO AVOID BREAKDOWNS / BUY A BUGGY FROM / ALBERT & SLOAN, LEWISBURG, O. / PATENTED BY ALBERT OPERTI NO 15 1892" approximately 4.5" x 4.5" advertising fold-out, deliberately creased down the center, originally depicting a lady that has been thrown from her bike in an accident, 2 male pedestrians & horse-drawn carriage approaching, as shown. When opened fully her legs spring apart to fully reveal her underthings plus the caption fully quoted above. A little wear down the creases; the unimportant blank back has a lot of fingerprint toning. Apparently it was shown around a lot. Operti art is not often seen or exhibited; well known for his Arctic paintings, he also did a very few trade cards, such as this. $25.00 boaa

"Boraxine for Washing / Owl'd Aboard" circa 1890 ad card with four owls floating on a board to make the pun, ad for dish washing product, fresh appearance. $7.50

"Boraxine, Better Than Soap / Be-Owl'd" with 2 perched owls, circa 1890 advertising card  for dish washing product, fresh appearance. $7.50

"Born to be a Surgeon // CLARK'S / O.N.T. / SPOOL COTTON" circa 1890 ad card showing a close-up of a baby removing a doll's head, diamond-shaped ad card with fancy design & ad on the back, paper lightly browned with age. Nice gift for a medical doctor who has just added a child to the family. Ready to frame! $10.00 ambd

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"BOSNIA / (AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.)" with art showing man in costume & sewing machine, trade card from Singer Manufacturing in 1892, 4 spots of toning along right front edge, corner wear & rounding. Blue in lower right is signature of J. Ottman & word "OVER". $5.00 (abs)


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BROWN'S IRON BITTERS / CURES / MALARIA / DYSPEPSIA / & FEMALE / INFIRMITIES / THE BEST TONIC" with woman looking through shattered pane of glass, circa 1890 ad card from Brown Chemical Company of Baltimore Maryland on back, fairly fresh. Shown. $15.00 amm. Another, colors not as fresh, spots of paste & toning & violet handstamp on back, good edges. $6.00 a







"BUCKED" with red-on-silver art depicting a boy being thrown from his high-wheeler bicycle, circa 1890 trade card for Thos. B. Turrill & Co. (general commission merchants for groceries in Erie Pennsylvania), a few light internal creases, lightly toned back. $6.50 bpfga






"Burdock / Blood Bitters" with girl using brush & dustpan, back continues appeal to invalid ladies,
circa 1890 ad card of Willett's Pharmacy in Monroe Michigan boldly handstamped over back text, product name on front overlapped the next card (also bottom of B in the top margin), circa 1890 trade card. $10.00 agmmp^

"Burdock / Blood / Bitters // Presented At / WILLETT'S PHARMACY / MONROE MICH" circa 1890 ad card with woman in low-cut dress holding a long stick. Back continues "Invalid ladies / This is for you…" from Foster, Milburn & Co. of Buffalo New York, faint corner crease, spot of light toning near the CY of PHARMACY at the bottom, otherwise fresh. $13.00 am*







"BURDOCK BLOOD BITTERS / Presented At / WILLETT'S PHARMACY / MONROE MICH" circa 1890 ad card with woman in low-cut dress out-of-doors; back continues "Invalid ladies / This is for you…" from Foster, Milburn & Co. of Buffalo New York, fresh appearance. $15.00 (ammp)^

"BUY / MERRICK THREAD CO. / BEST / SIX CORD SOFT FINISH SPOOL COTTON..." 1879 (dated on back) trade card with art depicting a cherub riding on a spool of thread pulled by 3 butterflies, a few wavy spots in the paper, overall fresh appearance. $15.00 as NEW / NOVA / NOWY






"BUY THE / LIGHT RUNNING / New Home / ... / NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE CO. / 335 Wabash Ave., CHICAGO, ILL." circa 1890 floral advertising card in color on front, details on back for their top-of-the-line machine (double feed, steel fittings, free-of-charge repairs, etc.), long bottom corner crease. $2.50 sia



"C-750" circa 1890 ad card with art depicting 2 girls in a winter scene, Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice of Toledo Ohio ad on back, fresh appearance. $7.50 afgow

"C. B. D. CLOTHING HOUSE. / Men's, Youths', Boys' & Children's' Clothing / And Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hats & Caps, / 248 & 250 ASYLUM STREET,  HARTFORD CONN. / First Clothing Store from N. Y. & N. H. Depot. / M. ADLER & SON" with art depicting a man on a high-wheeler bicycle running over a cat's tail; lithography by Bufford of Boston (necessarily 1882 or earlier), blank back with one tiny light spot of toning. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abcg

"Celluloid Collars & Cuffs / WARRANTED WATERPROOF." advertising card from the Donaldson Brothers in New York (Celluloid Novelty Company) including a full-color US map locating major cities, postman & flag. Minor corner rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 mpfga

"CHINA" Arbuckle Bros. Coffee advertising card, pre-1900, shows child with doll & musician & board game, small spot on back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (ac)


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"CLARK'S / MILL END / SPOOL 30 COTTON" circa 1890 trade card depicting high-wheeler bicycles (some capsized) whose wheels are spools of thread, back details colors & shades & dyes in blue, fairly fresh & interesting. $12.50 bsa

"CLARK'S / SPOOL COTTON" circa 1890 ad card in shape of a spool, art showing woman with small child, stuck to album remnant. $3.00

"Come Home! The Owl of Ye's" circa 1890 ad card illustrated with a perched owl and several owls flying, ad for Boraxine dish washing product, Buffalo New York company name in script, fresh appearance. $7.50 ab

"COMPLIMENTS OF / BOOS & HOLBROOK / USE / Anchor Coffee" with art showing pink & white & blue flowers, circa 1890 advertising card, rubber band mark on back, small light spot of toning on back. The merchant was in Toledo Ohio. $8.00 afo

"COMPLIMENTS OF / BOOS & HOLBROOK / USE / Anchor Coffee" with embossed art showing white & yellow flowers with acorns, circa 1890 trade card, one corner with minor wear & a little toning. The merchant was in Toledo Ohio. $8.00 ao

"COMPLIMENTS OF / D. W. CLARK & CO. Limited / 112 West Federal Street / 'THE' BOOK STORE OF YOUNGSTOWN." also advertising stationery, engraving services & school supplies on back; circa 1890 floral trade card, heavily toned back but everything is legible. Rare in any condition; the only example of their advertising we could find when we searched the Internet. $10.00 aofg





"Compliments of / E. BURNHAM / HAIR GOODS // TWO STORES // 71 and 73 STATE ST. // CENTRAL MUSIC HALL. // 180 WABASH AVE. //  THE IDEAL HAIR BAZAAR." circa 1890 ad card showing a young woman with watering can & rake outdoors, back is blank & browning with age, one corner has a tiny split, The addresses are in Chicago Illinois. $7.50 agi

"Compliments of / GARDENVILLE, N. Y., FEED CUTTER" trade card with 1886 copyright (Richmond & Co., Buffalo), illustrated both sides. Back shows the agricultural device (used to cut feed, hay & ensilage) with 6 different lengths, prices, and weights; lightly toned with small thin affecting 2 letters; manufactured by Charles Schœpflin & Brothers in Gardenville. Front art in color fancifully shows an Australian aborigine with spear, mounted on a high-wheeler bicycle, chasing a kangaroo. Rare. $12.00 bn(g)aa NEW / NOVA / NOWY







"Compliments of / Geo. W. Boos. / BUY / ANCHOR COFFEE / AND / Get one of these Beautiful Cards" with a boy in sailor suit smoking near a fishing boat, circa 1890 trade card for a Toledo Ohio merchant, good edges, back paper browning with age. $10.00 absgo





"Compliments of / J. BUNSTINE & CO., / Importers and Dealers in / FANCY GOODS, TOYS, JEWELRY, &c. // 112 East Third Street / Dayton, Ohio // SUNSHINE PUB. CO., PHILA." showing a child painting a picture with dominoes laying nearby; circa 1890 ad card, 2 front edges lightly toned, paste discoloration near the back edges. Rare. $10.00 agjot

"Compliments of Nowlen & Secord" circa 1890 trade card with ice skaters & ice boat under sail & ice fishing, browning paper shows age, faint crease. $5.00 afsw ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"Compliments of / STRAWBRIDGE & CLOTHIER. / KETTERUNUS PHILAD." circa-1890 advertising card for a successful dry goods store founded in 1868; good edges. Ketterunus was a printing house on Ballinger & Perrot Streets in Philadelphia. Clothier is a surname, or family name, just like Strawbridge. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ap(p)b#

"Compliments of the / Domestic Sewing Machine Co." circa 1890 ad card showing four children playing with various toys, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper does not lay perfectly flat. $2.50

"Compliments of the / Domestic Sewing Machine Co." advertising card with goat eating a black man's finery while black women & children listen to him, brief ad of Henry J. Mann of Monroe Michigan on the back. $18.00 (abms)

"Compliments of / The West Toledo Shoe Store, / Boots, Shoes and Gents Furnishings / West Toledo, O. / C. C. LEWIS" circa 1890 ad card with spring plowing scene bordered by flowers, fresh appearance. $6.50 ao(w)g ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY









Compliments of / T. W. PERRY. / THE ONE-PRICED CLOTHIER…" circa 1890 Rome New York trade card showing a rose & horseshoe, blank back. $5.00 na







"Compliments of / Weakley, Worman & Co. / Dayton, Ohio" circa 1885 oval advertising card from the wholesale grocer there, deep colors, hints of album paste at the back edges. Fits neatly into a continental size sleeve. Rare. $10.00 afgg(w)o



"Compliments of / Weakley, Worman & Co. / Dayton, Ohio" circa 1885 large (6-1/2" x 4-1/8") advertising card with the quoted printing on back, small bottom corner crease, 1/3" tear closes nicely from the right front, minor toning both sides. These were wholesale grocers located at 116 N. Main Street, moved in 1925 to 502 East 3rd Street--this pertinent information is lightly pencilled on the back. $8.00 afgo
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"Compliments of W. M. EMERT & SON, DEALERS IN / CHOICE GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, / FINE TEAS AND COFFEES A SPECIALTY. / 33 Locust, cor. Walnut St., LOCKPORT, N. Y." circa 1890 ad card with ice skating scene bordered by a lily & other flowers, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper will not lay perfectly flat. $3.00 (na)*

"CONSTANTINOPLE, TURKEY" with art depicting Sophia Church, ships in the Bosphorus, a street scene, man & woman in costume; from Arbuckle coffee, 1891 copyright, Detailed information about the city & the coffee on the back. Ad card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 aft

"COPYRIGHT 1889 BY ARBUCKLE BROS. COFFEE CO." Ariosa Coffee advertising card with recipes for watermelon cake & preserved watermelon rinds on its back, long corner crease, paper browning evenly with age, slightly not rectangular due to miscutting at the printer. $5.00 afr





"COPYRIGHT 1895 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO." beautiful photos of girls in gilded & embossed borders, postcard-sized trade cards, offers with 1896 expiration dates from the company fill the back of each. (8 different available) $15.00 each Another with small corner crease. $11.50 Another with two nicks out of left edge & spots of toning on back. $6.50

"CORTICELLLI SPOOL SILK / Is Full Length, Smooth and…" circa 1890 ad card with aproned lady in rural setting picking flowers & thread, some lettering hard to read, from Armitage Company of Monroe Michigan, brownish paper. $3.00

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"CORTICELLLI SPOOL SILK / Is Full Length, Smooth and…" circa 1890 ad card with elegantly dressed lady in rural setting & thread, some lettering hard to read, from Armitage Company of Monroe Michigan, brownish paper. $3.00

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"C. SIEBERT, / Manufacturer and Importer of / GUNS, RIFLES / Breech-Loading Short Guns, Revolvers, Pistols, &c. / Also, FISHING TACKLE, / ..." illustrated circa 1890 advertising card promoting its ready-acting dog-tail and gun-barrel attachment on back, slight adherence at right front edge obscures nothing. The shop was in Columbus Ohio. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 either side, or $3.75 for both. adggfo****
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"DOMESTIC PATTERNS" circa 1890 ad card with 3 women sewing & wearing dresses the patterns for which are advertised on the backside, from the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. of New York City via merchant Henry Mann in Monroe Michigan, fresh appearance, small corner bend. $14.00





"Don't move! I shall fall! / I know I shall!" Ariosa Coffee advertising card with art showing the a lady having difficulty on a high-wheeler bicycle on front & the Arbuckle plant itself on the back in black & white, minor toning shows in the front borders, a lot of album paste residue on back, right edge scissors-trimmed (not by us!). How he got her up there is what we want to know! $7.00 abf









"DOUGHERTY'S / NEW ENGLAND CONDENSED MINCE MEAT" with girl in red dress & wide-brimmed hat eating some, circa 1890 trade card with 2 corners worn. $4.50 (agf)+


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"ECUADOR" map on 1889 advertising card of Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co. Depicts tapping of India rubber trees & the volcano Mt. Cotopaxi. $3.75 eamt

"EGYPT" circa 1890 ad card with interesting map & art depicting the Sphinx, cotton barge, etc., Arbuckle Coffee No. 65, corner wear & rounding, lightly toned back, lacks freshness. $2.75 aem ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY







"Electric Lustre Starch, / BEST LAUNDRY STARCH IN THE WORLD." advertising card with art showing winter scene, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper. Their company was located in Boston Massachusetts. $2.75
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"Electric Lustre Starch, / BEST LAUNDRY STARCH IN THE WORLD" circa 1890 ad card with winter scene, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper will not lay perfectly flat, toned near right edge. $2.00

"ELLIS & HELFER CO. / WHEELING, W. VA. / Log Cabin Kisses / Sparrow's Chocolates / Easter Candy Novelties / Soda Fountain Supplies ..." unsigned Frances Brundage art on a circa-1901 advertising card, as tall as most postcards but not quite as wide, very light toning. Rare: when searching the Internet we found no other advertising of any type for the firm--offered, previously offered, or exhibited. Mentions in official documents indicated a small operation employing about 20 people, in business from 1901 to 1920. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 aw(w)a(b)cfe





"EVERY FAMILY SHOULD HAVE AN / EMPIRE WRINGER / THE BEST IN THE WORLD / MADE BY THE / EMPIRE WRINGER CO. / AUBURN, N. Y." fancifully picturing a fox family (one youngster on a bike, the other in a baby carriage) on a circa 1890 advertising card, the device pictured in black & white on the reverse for McLain, Parker & Co. of Urbana Ohio. $8.50 noaa

"EVENING AMUSEMENT / What do you intend to do when you are married? // [40 choices] // THE / EMPIRE / BAKING POWDER / IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST MADE. / IT IS / STRICTLY PURE AND HEALTHFUL ..." circa-1895 trade card with art depicting 3 kittens being towed by a tom cat on a high wheeler bicycle. Answers could amuse for man or woman in present-day. For example: Find fault without cause; Grow miserable; Quarrel continually; Sound your own praise; Repent ... An amusing read. $10.00 bcfa





"Fairbank's White Star Soap / IS AHEAD OF / ALL OTHERS. // WE LEAD THE RACE" advertising card for J. F. Richards, dealer in general merchandise at Tekamah Nebraska, on thin stock so the lettering on back shows through a bit. Rare, as would be any trade card from that merchant. [The burning of the GAR Post Hall in 1904 saw a lot of local history lost.] $15.00 abng


"Favorite Cream Root Beer. / The Only CREAM PROCESS / Root Beer Made. / LIST OF PREMIUMS. / ... / Favorite Manufacturing Co. / PHILADELPHIA, PA., U.S.A." cut girl in granny outfit reading the Times, chromolithographed trade card, small upper corner creases, other edge wear is minor, back paper lightly toned. Probably dates to 1894-1895, the times for which we found the most mentions when we searched the Internet. In the collection of the Boston Public Library. $6.00 apc

"F. E. Myers & Bro. // ASHLAND / OHIO // Force / AND / Lift Pumps / AND / Hay Tools // WORLDS / FAIR" and wonderful art in full color depicting elves around a globe. Just a little toning near the back edges. Detailed agricultural product list over all the back: combination hay carriers, stacking carrier outfits, double harpoon forks, Walker forks, knot passing pulleys, thresher tank pumps & many more. Large size: a little longer than a continental postcard, but not quite as tall. The hay carrier was invented by them in 1884 & double harpoon forks were invented in 1892, which gives us a basis for our estimated age as the Columbian Exposition (which was a World's Fair) in 1893. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 oaafge

Fleming Brothers Crudoform Liniment advertising card for treatment of stiffness, bruises, sprains, etc.; approximately 4"x  6-1/2", art showing a fantasy scene in which a group of high-wheeling cats excite some dogs & people as they pass by, lightly toned front, back has large thins due to album removal obscuring some text. $4.00 acdfm

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"'FLORENCE' / THE SOFT FINISH, PEERLESS KNITTING SILK" circa 1890 ad card with lady knitting in rocker by the fireplace & cat playing with a spool of thread, James Armatage & Company dealers in dry goods in Monroe Michigan ad on back, fresh appearance. $10.00
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AdCard_FlowerSeedsReids-200small.jpg ad cards available from Judnick.com"FLOWER / SEEDS / REID'S / PRIZE FLOWER / SEEDS / ... / ROCHESTER, N.Y." circa 1890 advertising card illustrated with boys on high-wheeler bikes, lithographed by Mensing & Stecher also in Rochester New York, back has detailed pricelists for several dozen different flower seed packets priced from 5-cents to 25-cents. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fn(r)ba

"F. L. SOMMER & CO. / ST. JOSEPH / Mo. / CRACKERS & BISCUITS" circa 1890 ad card showing a chick breaking out of egg, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper, toned near 2 corners. $2.00 (am)*

"FREE CHAIR CARS / on Limited Fast Express Trains / The Great Rock Island Route // Between " a well dressed man in an adjustable reclining chair next to an empty seat; circa-1888 advertising card on thin stock fashioned from a larger item bearing partial ad of another railroad on back, rounded corners. The Huntington Digital Library has a longer version in color with route specifics: Chicago, Kansas City, St. Joseph & Atchison via the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway. Such cars were better than first-class accommodations. A court ruled that a railroad could charge a reasonable sum extra for such accommodations in St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railway Company v. Hardy (55 Arkansas, 134) & that those accommodations were definitely not free to all passengers. SALE IN PROGRESS ar(r)l

"FREEMAN, / ONE PRICE CLOTHIER / 14, 16 & 18 Asylum St. FIRST CLOTHING STORE FROM MAIN ST. // LITTLE JOHNNY'S FATHER GIVES HIM / A NEW VELOCIPEDE / THE END OF LITTLE JOHNNY'S RIDE" circa 1890 trade card with text on back advertising S. I. Freeman's immense stock of fashions & fabrics in Hartford Connecticut, excellent condition. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bcfga





"Friends / ROLLED KILN DRIED / Oats // Muscatine Oat Meal Co. / MUSCATINE, IOWA" art including a girl, box of White Oats & the company itself; back also in full color depicts William Penn Making Friends with the Indians by presenting them with a box of oats. Noticeable edge wear & light toning both sides. This advertising card is the size of a regular postcard. $14.00 aiifg


"Garfield-Tea Syrup / Babies Like it, It Cures Them. / Best Laxative Syrup / For Infants, Children and Adults. / It Insures Perfect Health." circa 1892 (it was named after the assassinated president Garfield) trade card from the Garfield Tea Company (41st Street & Third Avenue, New York City). Expansive health claims on back include 'It is a very effective cold cure.' Tiny upper corner crease, 2 small spots of toning near the top front, otherwise fairly fresh for its age. Seldom offered, seldom seen. $20.00 amcn









"Garland Stove & Ranges" circa 1890 advertising card showing a child with extensive lace on clothes, backstamped Finzel of Monroe Michigan, fresh appearance. $12.00 alm






"Garland Stove & Ranges" circa 1890 ad card showing girl with pink bonnet, backstamped Geo. F. Finzel of Monroe Michigan, fresh appearance. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 aggm 





"Gent. I can support anything / I use Mennen's Sure Corn Killer" with irritated woman standing on a man's foot (because he would not yield his seat on a streetcar), circa 1890 advertising card lithographed by
Stahl & Jaeger, with fresh colors, stuck to album remnant, somewhat wavy paper, one edge of the card itself is a little rough towards the top. $3.50 ams


Gendron Goods. "Mothers will have the Gendron Goods / No others are so / Neat and Durable // The only Rubber Tire Wheels warranted / The Henderson-Achert Lith. Co., Cin. O." in vertical format, 'Gendron Iron Wheel Co., / Toledo, Ohio.' violet handstamped on back (later backs would include more information). Three others, also with similar backs, but in horizontal format: "The Gendron Iron Wagon has no wooden bolsters and will / stand the hardest usage", "Wooden Wheel Goods / Knocked out. / Ask for the Gendron Wheel / the neatest and most durable", Gendron / Makes the Children / Healthy, and / Happy // with the easiest running, neatest and most durable / velocipede & tricycle". Mentions of the lithographer place the possible date as early as 1886. All four have good edges & are offered for $40.00 total. ao(t)
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"Geo. N. Clark & Co., / Druggists, / 589 Main St HARTFORD, CONN." with art & lithography by Bufford of Boston, 4 trade cards with various bicycling designs, all high-wheelers, toned fronts as shown, album paste residues on all backs. Necessarily 1882 or earlier. Rare, as any advertising cards would be for this pharmacist. All 4 for $50.00. abc(n)pg


"Gilt Edge / (IN LARGE BOTTLES) / Is the ONLY Gloss / dressing for Ladies' shoes that Contains / OIL to SOFTEN... / SOLE MANUFACTURERS / WHITTEMORE BROS. & CO., / ... / Boston, Mass." trade card with signed Bufford art showing a young boy & girl gathering flowers, violet handstamp on back of Robert D. Smith who was in the shoe business in Philadelphia. Circa 1880 - 1895, when they had their own job printing business in Providence Rhode Island. $8.50 amcp! ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY








"GOING TO THE SEWING SOCIETY / WITH WILLIMANTIC THREAD" circa 1890 advertising card showing children with umbrella riding a spool of thread, heavily toned back lists a few testimonials. $8.50 asc

     
"Gold Coin" circa 1890 ad card with young women wearing low-cut dress in monochromatic gold; ad for Bussey & McLeod Gold Coin Parlor wood heating stoves made in Troy New York, described & illustrated on back, hand-stamped in violet George F. Finzel of Monroe Michigan, fresh appearance. Another with the young woman wearing a lacy cap & shawl. $15.00 either or both for $27.75. afn(t)m(m) ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY

  Better_310_frontsmall.jpg advertising cards available from Judnick.com  Better_310_backsmall.jpg trade cards available from LotsOfCards.com  "GREEN / RIVER // WHISKEY / WITHOUT / A / HEADACHE // 'SHE WAS BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY" 6-sided trade card for the Green River Distilling Company of Owensboro, black man with horse & jug as was on much of their advertising 1899 - 1906 (when another trade mark was registered), long internal crease from the bottom edge to a horse foreleg is not too conspicuous. Hard to find! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 either side, or $3.75 for both. k(o)aabh

"HALL'S VEGETABLE SICILIAN / HAIR RENEWER / Prevents gray hairs and baldness" circa 1903 lithographed trade card with several angels surrounding a lady looking in mirror, stuck to album remnant, great artwork. $4.75 maa

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"Hampden / Watches // SEEING AND HEARING, / GRANDMAS SAYS, WE LITTLE WITCHES / MADE HER DROP A DOZEN STITCHES ..." with 6 more lines of poetry on a circa-1890 advertising card from M. V. Moore in Carson City Michigan, small tiny light spot of toning on back, otherwise quite fresh for its age. Back continues with accuracy, durability & beauty claims. $15.00 acgkm!





"HARTSHORN'S / SELF ACTING / SHADE ROLLER // ... A SUGGESTION TO THE World's Fair / LINDNER, EDDY & CLAUSS. LITH. N. Y." 1893 trade card for Stewart Hartshorn Company of East Newark New Jersey, faint small corner crease. From the inventor of one of the most useful household devices ever made. $15.00
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"Hasn't scratched yet!!! // Bon / Ami // The Best Scouring Soap Made // ...Registered 1907..." circa 1890 advertising card showing 6 cute chicks in various colors, interested in a dangling spider; product illustrated on reverse, light toning on front. Product was a scouring soap, metal polish & glass cleaner. This Kansas City company is still in business. $6.00 ab! ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"HAVE YOU TRIED / THURBERS / No34 / COFFEE?" ad card shaped like a cup & saucer, most of ad on back readable but a few thins there from album removal, browning paper on back. H. K. & F. B. Thurber were importers & wholesale grocers and coffee roasters in New York City. In 1879 Francis B. Thurber of this firm promoted a pure food statute throughout the US. The law was later enacted in New York State, Massachusetts & New Jersey, and helped to publicize his firm's commitment to quality. $7.00 afn(n)*


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"HEATH & HALLETT, CARSON CITY, MICH" with art showing 2 angels regarding a round oak stove, circa 1890 advertising card, detailed list of features on back from maker P. D. Beckwith in Dowagiac Michigan, corners worn & rounded, one bottom corner crease, light toning along the bottom edge. About the size of a regular postcard. $15.00 m(c)m(d)gaa







"Here's the best Soda! / Established 1852 / De Land & Co's / 'Gap Sheaf Brand' Soda / Fairport, N. Y." circa 1890 advertising card with a boy holding a package of baking soda, blank back, small corner crease, tiny tear in top margin. $5.00 an(f)b ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY



"HIBBARD'S / Rheumatic Syrup / and Plasters" with gorgeous jewel-like colors depicting an Egyptian woman playing the harp, ad card of druggist S. M. Sackett of Monroe Michigan on the back gives wide-ranging claims & compositional details. Seldom seen & seldom offered. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 400% of original print area) & enhanced 144-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ammmpg






"Hood's Latest / 1884 / ...HOOD'S TOOTH POWER WHITENS AND BEAUTIFIES THE TEETH, SWEETENS / THE BREATH, AND HARDENS THE GUMS..." advertising card with woman's face breaking through newspaper, stuck to album remnant, attractive. C. I. Hood & Company was located in Lowell Massachusetts. $4.25 admn+

"Horsfords Acid Phosphate / for mental & physical / Exhaustion, dyspepsia &c." circa 1890 ad card showing a little girl in a lacy bonnet, remnant from album, one badly rounded corner. $2.00

"Horsford's Acid Phosphate / for mental & physical / Exhaustion, dyspepsia &c. / IT MAKES A DELICIOUS DRINK / WITH WATER & SUGAR ONLY" circa 1890 trade card issued by Dayton Ohio pharmacist E. Hoover to publicize the availability of Prof E. N. Horsford (Rumford Professor at Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts) at his establishment, more details on back, back has a scrape that has been restored (for readability, but not to deceive), back paper browning with age, front is fine. $5.00 amm(c)c(h)gpo




"'HOUSEHOLD" / Sewing Machine / Manufactured by / HOUSEHOLD SEWING MACHINE CO. / Providence R.I." circa 1890 trade card, spots of album paste at back corners, violet handstamp of 'F. H. WHITNEY / Opposite Post-Office, / AUGUSTA MAINE / All First-Class Sewing Machines / sold, Rented and Repaired ...' trivial corner & edge wear, fresh colors. The artwork is designed at a tilt to the edges; the card itself is properly cut. $10.00 smgar




"Humphreys' / WITCH HAZEL OIL // TRADE MARK // OINTMENT / AND LINIMENT / COMBINED"
circa 1890 advertising card ointment marketed by Humphreys' Medicine Compnay of New York City for relief of piles, fissures, ulceration, eruption, itching or bleeding of the rectum. The back goes on 'The relief is immediate--the cure certain'. Small corner crease, light toning both sides, minor corner rounding. $6.00 am

"If a body meet a body, Comin' thro' the rye, / If a body kiss a body, Need a body cry!…" and 2 more lines from the song, art shows kilted man strolls with lady friend, ad card for DR. D. Jayne & SON Sanative Pills [a laxative & purgative medicine] on back; 22nd Series, copyright 1890, brownish paper. Known by bottle collectors, the long-established [since at least 1858] firm also made a Tonic Vermifuge, Carminative Balsam, Specific for Tape Worm & Ague Mixture. $9.00 aml ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"INDIANA" circa 1890 trade card showing interesting map & art depicting coal mining & farm products, apparently hand-cut from a book so the back is wrong with Texas information. As is. $5.00 a

"IRELAND" with art depicting bobbing for apples & men boxing & children playing & young lady with apron, ad card for Arbuckle Bros. Coffee, copyright 1893 advertising card, fresh appearance. The top center & bottom center illustrations show the Hallowe'en customs of 'apple & candle' & 'bobbing for apples' respectively, both described in the text on the back. Why boxing on this card? John L. Sullivan & Gentleman Jim Corbett fought in 1892 for the world title, and both had Irish roots $30.00 aihs(b)+


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"Ithaca Organ" trade card with a view of the plant in Ithaca New York on the back, lightly toned back, lightly toned front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 anm




"IT STANDS AT THE HEAD / THE LIGHT RUNNING 'DOMESTIC' / NO. 4 FAMILY / THE BEST / THE MODEL MACHINE / OF THE AGE EXAMINE IT / Domestic Sewing Machine Co. / NEW-YORK" illustrating it in black & white within a decorative horseshoe surround, circa 1890 trade card on thin stock, sepia-tone illustration of an elegant lady wearing a hat on the other side (which has light past residue). $8.00 sa


"J. & P. COATS 200 YARDS / BEST SIX CORD / WE BEAT THEM ALL" with boy riding locomotive towards viewer, copyright 1881. Table on back gives needle & thread numbers suitable for 15 different sewing machines (Grover & Baker, New American, Remington, Singer, Victor, Weed, etc.) for 6 different types of sewing (coarse work, heavy work, ordinary sewing, fine sewing, finer work, finest work). Back paper browning evenly with age & a bit of paste residue at the top back which obscures nothing. $12.00  as#









"J. A. Larkins Co's. / 'BORAXINE" / IS CHEAPER THAN SOAP" with boy & girl in pretend wedding attire, copyright 1882 ad card, light toning on blank back. $15.00 ac!








"J. A. Larkins Co's. / 'BORAXINE" / MAKES HOME SWEET & CLEAN" with girl in ruffled dress carrying a small flower basket at her side, copyright 1882 trade card, blank back, light toning on back, faint tiny corner crease. $15.00 ag!









"J. A. Larkins Co's. / 'BORAXINE" / MAKES HOUSEKEEPERS HAPPY" with boy spinning a top on his hand, copyright 1882 ad card, blank back, light toning on back. $15.00 abt!








"J. A. Larkins Co's. / 'BORAXINE" / USE IT FOR CLEANING HOUSE" with girl in polka-dot dress picking a flower, copyright 1882 advertising card, blank back, light toning on back, light toning on front. $14.50 ag!

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"J. A. Larkins Co's. / 'BORAXINE" / WILL NOT INJURE THE FABRIC" with two rosy-cheeked wading girls beset by a breeze, copyright 1882 trade card with blank back, fresh appearance. $20.00 (n(b)ag)








"J. S. & M. PECKHAM UTICA, N. Y. / ROSEDALE" circa 1890 advertising card with young lady, flowers & stove, merchant's ad on back from George F. Finzell of Monroe Michigan. $10.00 (amn)*

 
 
"J & P Coats' / IS USED BY ALL / THE WORLD" group of 4 animals--cats, dogs, frogs & hobo rabbits--riding high-wheeler bicycles; four circa-1881 advertising cards for 200-yard spools of Best Six Cord, back toning varies considerably from album contact (as you can see in the lower group) but the fronts are all fresh enough to make a handsome & whimsical album page. $32.50 gets them all. asb

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"Kandi Kubes // Handy-Spandy, Jack-A-Dandy / Wants a piece of / PEANUT CANDY. / He wants it now / He wants it bad, / And KANDI KUBES just make him glad" circa 1890 ad card of the Warren Candy Company of Warren Pennsylvania. Lightly toned back continues the hard sell: 'the most nutritous(sic) and cheapest food in existence'. Hard to find! $11.00 afpsb
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"KNIGHT CYCLE Co / St Louis / MO. / W. E. Stephens & Co. 716 Locust St. St. Louis  8.103" circa 1891 - 1896 advertising card showing a woman (lipstick, wide hips) in pants (!) riding a man's bicycle, toning & a few small scrapes on back testify to album removal. Rare, as is any trade card from this company. $17.50 abm(s)

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"KRAKAUER BROS. / NEW YORK"  3 circa 1890 advertising cards depicting grown people on an early form of tricycle, back adverting lists advantages of their pianos, available from F. E. Everett in Potsdam New York (left & right) & Miller Organ Company in Lebanon Pennsylvania (center). The earliest of them is at the right when only 10,800 were in use; the other two came later when there were 11,000 in use. More precisely, the Krakauer Building was located on 136th & 137th Streets in the Bronx, bespeaking the success of Jewish immigrant Simon Krakauer & other family members, whose handmade instruments were long known for their high quality. Backs are browned lightly from album contact & each has a few small thins on the back from album removal. All three are hard-to-find.
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"Ladies Perfumed Calendar / 1894 / Compliments / of / E. W. Hoyt & Co., Lowell, Mass."
circa 1890 trade card showing a girl with flower basket  & 2 blue and white birds. Hoyt's German Cologne advertising both sides. Dry goods & grocer dealer ad on back: W. Hildreth (Washington Hildreth 1829 - 1908) of Lock Ohio. Back also has full calendar for the year. Toning is noticeable both sides, 3 corners creased. $15.00 pabcggom 






"Lazell's / Unrivalled / Perfumes // MAYER, MERKEL & OTTMANN, LITH. N.Y." circa-1890 advertising card for Lazell, Dalley & Co. of New York City, back paste spotting with 5 letters partially lifted when removed from an album, light toning evident in the front borders. $9.00 an(n)p
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"Lead, but never / Follow // Compliments of the / Domestic Sewing Machine Co." with boy riding running rabbit, ad card for Henry J. Mann of Monroe Michigan on the back, fresh appearance. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abms

AdCard_LydiaEPinkhams-200_small.jpg ad card available from Judnick.com"Lydia E. Pinkham's / Vegetable Compound / B310" showing two small children seated separately, detailed curative claims on back including for 'constipation, bilousness & torpidity of the liver, tumors from the uterus, kidney complaints, etc.', violet handstamp on back of Dr. Lew Bush (a druggist in East Stroudsberg Pennsylvania), corner crease, paper browning with age. Blood Purifier ad, also on the back, claims cure for diseases 'arising from impurities of the blood, such as 'Rheumatism, Cancerous Humor, Erysipelas...'. $10.00 amppg


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Map_Maryland_1889-200_small.jpg MD trade cards available from Judnick.com"MARYLAND" with interesting map & art depicting canned goods (peaches & plums) & oyster dredging from small sailboat, 1889 Arbuckle Coffee No. 56 advertising card, corner wear & rounding, light toning on back. $3.75 amm(g)

"Max Stadler & CO. / LEADING CLOTHIERS / 461 to 467 BROADWAY COR. GRAND ST. / 619 & 621 Eighth Ave. cor. 40th St. / NEW YORK / 468" with art including 2 women in long flowing dresses operating tricycles powered by hand levers. Trade card whose back advertises "Souvenir Day / ...  / AN ELEGANT SOUVENIR / presented to Every Lady Visitor on / Saturday April 11, 1885" and offering their illustrated catalogue. Very light toning both sides, a few tiny surface rubs. Hard to find! $15.00 bn(n)fa

"MERICK THREAD CO. 90" circa 1890 advertising card with angel riding spool of thread drawn by butterflies, message on back dates to New York 1879, fresh appearance. Nice! $20.00 &





"Morning News / BALLS / HEALTH / PRESERVING / CORSET / is the best in / the WORLD" circa-1890 advertising card with money-back guarantee printed on back if lady is not perfectly satisfied, for sale by W. H. Layton & Son (dry goods dealer in Dayton Ohio), upper corner crease, light uneven toning & shallow thins on back suggestive of careful paste removal. $9.00 lgao

"MISSOURI" with interesting map & art depicting Missouri steamboat & mule roundup, 1889 Arbuckle Coffee trade card No. 83. with noticeable corner wear & rounding, 2 corner creases (one is long), toned both sides (more back than front). Illustration caption is "ROUNDING UP MULES / FOR THE MARKET". $2.75 aa(m)mm

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"Mrs. Mary L. Hoffman, / 8 Front Street, Monroe, Mich. / Millinery and Fancy Goods, / Embroidery and Filling Silks, ..." circa 1890 advertising card illustrated on front with a charming girl playing toy drum, good edges, very light toning on back. $10.00 aeggmmmt






"MRS. MURPHY, DID I NOT TELL YOU IF YOU USED / THE RISING SUN POLISH TO KEEP OUT THE GOAT" circa 1890 trade card, goat tries to butt his reflection on the side of the stove, causing a spill on stove & upsetting a nearby cat, ad for stove polish on back. $8.00 af ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"Mrs. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND" showing her in a high-necked dress, 2 color ad card for The Best Tonic for Philip Best on the back, couple tiny toning spots do not detract. $10.00

   
"MY ELECTRIC LIGHT BILL FOR 1908 WITH OSRAM LAMPS WAS £2.10.0 / 16 C.P. OSRAM LAMPS ONLY CONSUME 1 UNIT IN 60 HOURS / OSRAM LAMPS // SWITCH ON THE LIGHT" mechanical advertising card, shown above left. When lever at bottom right is lifted, it reads "MY ELECTRIC LIGHT BILL FOR 1907 WAS  £10.0.0" shown above right. Back pictures the Osram Lamp Works, in Brook Green, London W. over "OSRAM LAMPS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM ALL LEADING ELECTRICIANS, IRONMONGERS AND STORES" shown below left. $30.00 iee(b)a%

"NEEDLES AND PINS, NEEDLES AND PINS, WHEN A MAN MARRIES HIS TROUBLE BEGINS…" wonderful circa 1890 bi-fold trade card showing flowers on one panel & children in a kitchen scene on the other, illustrated ad for Michigan Stoves & Ranges, edge wear & a little separation at the crease. $15.00



"NEW YORK" circa 1890 advertising card with interesting map & art depicting shipping, grain & Niagara Falls, Arbuckle Bros. Ariosa Coffee, minor edge wear. SALE IN PROGRESS am

"North Lake, Orange, Mass. / Compliments / of New Home / Sewing Machine Co. / ORANGE MASS..." circa 1890 ad card stuck to album remnant, lightly toned front. $2.50

"PECKHAM'S CROUP REMEDY / For Children's Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup, Whooping Cough. / SOLD BY / S. M. Sackett, Monroe, Mich." hand & flowers & winter scene on a circa 1890 advertising card, detailed claims on back. $5.00 ammg(s)

China_AdvertisingCard_2_small.jpg (4410 bytes)"PEKIN, CHINA" Arbuckle Bros. Coffee advertising card, pre-1900, shows the port & a Mandarin pavilion & a distant view. Advertising card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50

"Perfection of Aerial Navigation - Soapine did it / ... / AIR LINE ALL OVER THE WORLD" trade card for Soapine 'for washing and cleaning everything', fanciful art depicting an airship made of a box of the product manufactured by the Kendall Manufacturing Company in Providence Rhode Island, tiny upper corner crease, printer's guide mark near the lower left front corner. Seldom offered: we found only one recorded sale and one exhibit when we searching the Internet. $12.00 ar NEW / NOVA / NOWY

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"PERFUMED WITH / Austen's / FOREST FLOWER / Cologne" trade card for Cyre Field, (dealer in Fancy goods & notions, glassware & tinware) in Bucyrus Ohio, quoting prices on back. Made by W. J. Austen & Company in Oswego New York. $7.50 ao(b)pn(o)

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"PERFUMED WITH / Austen's / FOREST FLOWER / Cologne" trade card for M. H. McLain (dealer in drugs, medicines & chemicals) in Galion Ohio, quoting prices on back.
Circa 1890 advertising card made by W. J. Austen & Company in Oswego New York, bottom corners rounded slightly, a few tiny rubs to the text on back. $7.00 ao(g)pn(o)

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"Perfumed / with / 'FOREST FLOWERS'" a cologne from W. J. Austen in Oswego New York, offered by J. F. Colburn in Newport Michigan; circa 1890 trade card with toning both sides, worn corners. $5.00 acpn(o). Another on paper with more browning, offered by W. H. Thayer a dealer in drugs, medicines & chemicals in Carson City Michigan. $5.00 acpm(c)

"Perfumed with Hoyt's / German / Cologne / Trial Size 15 Cents" with a baptismal scene, from Hoyt in Lowell Massachusetts, ad card of Channing T. Gage Detroit Michigan druggist handstamped in violet, lightly toned front, lightly toned back. Much corner wear & rounding. $4.75

Illinois_Peoria_PhoneMain-200_small.jpg advertising business cards available from LotsOfCards.com"PHONE MAIN 203  213-215 FRANKLIN STREET // Drive Yourself / Co. // RENT A FORD AND DRIVE IT YOURSELF // SPECIAL RATES FOR FIRMS, SALESMEN, / DOCTORS AND HUNTING TRIPS // Peoria, Illinois" illustrated business card quoting detailed rates for sedans and coupes, mileage charges, minimum rental, insurance charges, etc. This company was advertised briefly (three times) 1925 to 1926 in the Winnipeg Manitoba Free Press, but we have never seen anything that hinted they tried to make it in the US. A rare piece of rental automotive history. $50.00 imaa

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"POCKET-KNIFE / FREE / TO DRINKERS OF LION COFFEE" circa 1890 trade card for
Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Company in Toledo Ohio, front art in color shows a young girl dressed warmly & carrying a bouquet of flowers, fresh appearance except for 3 tiny spots of toning on back, good edges. $15.00 afko


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"POLLYWOGS / CIGARS // NO BUTTONS / 'Vexation'" color circa 1890 trade card in vertical format showing a frog family. Backstamped by Failing & Dun, Columbus wholesale dealers in Cigars and tobaccos. $12.00 ftoa*

       
"PORTLAND TEA STORE. TEAS, COFFEES & GROCERIES / AT THE LOWEST PRICE FOR CASH. / 75 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. / JOHN BODIN, PROP'R. / 270  COPYRIGHT 1881 BY F. TODD" advertising card with marvelous art depicting an organ grinder with monkey, blank back has 3 tape remnants. Shown. $20.00 afggmm. Same series, but art portrays seated man playing a squeezebox, tape remnant & a spot of toning on back. $20.00 afggmm. Same series, but art portrays an older man blowing into a stylized saxophone, tape remnant & light toning on back. $20.00 afggmm. Take all three, to make an unforgettable album page: $55.00 afggmm.

"POSED ON / FRONT / WHEEL" of a high-wheeler bicycle, trade card from Gail & Ax's Navy Long Cut Smoking & Chewing Tobacco packages -- 25 Bicycle and Trick Riders series -- this image being arguably the most voluptuous of them all, circa-1890 pulchritude to be enjoyed by the gentleman; trivial wear at the bottom corners, otherwise excellent condition. A very early piece of American Tobacco Company of Baltimore Maryland memorabilia; Gail & Ax was one of the companies merged to create them. In the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 btm(b)a

"Presented by JOHN T. SULLIVAN, / DEALER IN / Groceries, Provisions, Vegetables, Fruits, Etc. / FRESH FISH, OYSTERS AND CLAMS IN SEASON / 18 Main Street, LOCKPORT, N.Y." view in a border of pansies, circa 1890 advertising card stuck to album remnant, wavy paper will not lay perfectly flat, lightly toned front. $2.50 Similar, but another view in a border of roses. $2.50 Similar, but three different flowers & heavily toned front. $2.00 (na)*

Bicycle_PresentedByNew-200small.jpg MA ad card available from Judnick.com"Presented by / New Haven Bicycle Agency, / Dwight Street Skating Rink" trade card in the shape of an artist pallette illustrating the Ruose high-wheeler bike on reverse in black & white, manufactured by Stoddard Lovering & Company in Boston Massachusetts. Front inscription dates to bicycle racing, drills, and contests held September 23-24 1884 in New Haven Connecticut. Small inconspicuous crease into the finger hole. Rare: no one was selling or even exhibiting this item when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 brcma

RHODE ISLAND. 1889 Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee advertising card with a detailed map calling out, for example, Point Judith, Arcadia, Lottery Village, as well as the larger cities. Artwork depicts a steam locomotive & Newport beach scene. Two small corner creases, all corners with minor rounding. $3.75 ar(r)m

"Riding Down Stairs" trade card from Gail & Ax's Navy Long Cut Smoking & Chewing Tobacco packages -- 25 Bicycle and Trick Riders series -- this stunt being arguably the most ludicrous of them all [she is not even looking where she is going], circa-1890 pulchritude to be enjoyed by the gentleman; trivial wear at the bottom corners, otherwise excellent condition. A very early piece of American Tobacco Company of Baltimore Maryland memorabilia; Gail & Ax was one of the companies merged to create them. In the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 btm(b)a

"Rising Sun / Stove Polish / 'I SAY SNOW FLAKE, DAT STOVE WAS BLACKED WITH RISING SUN. DID YOU EBER SEE DE LIKE?'" circa 1888 ad card showing a black couple admiring their image reflected on a stove, attached to album remnant. Advertising card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 !

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"R. W. BELL MFG. CO. / TO INTRODUCE / 'FRENCH VILLA SOAP" with young boy chasing a girl down a path leading from church, ad card from the maker in Buffalo New York, brownish paper. Some of the printing on back shows through to the front. $9.00
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AdvertisingCards_SCBennettTwo-200small.jpg advertising cards available from Judnick.com"S. C. BENNETT & CO. / Furniture, Carpets & Stoves / Largest Stock and Lowest Prices / 119 EAST FIFTH STREET" two circa 1885 trade cards with girl illustrations, good edges; advertising on back touts bedroom sets, bureaus, carpet, cook & heating stoves, etc. from this Dayton Ohio merchant. Rare; we found no others when we searched the Internet. Both for $25.00 adfgo





"SCOURENE" with delicately colored seated baby & small roses, ad card from The Simonds Soap Co. of New York on back. This corporation moved for dissolution in the City Court of New York in 1891. Printing by Donaldson Brothers, Five Points NY, who also ceased operations in 1891. Five Points is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City. $8.50 acn(n)n(m)






"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" circa 1890 advertising card with girl in drapery & baby nearby, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fresh appearance, small ink spot on back can be seen through. $12.50 ac ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY





"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" circa 1890 advertising card with girl in wide-brim hat & pink flowers, fresh appearance, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fairly fresh appearance. Firm was out of Toledo Ohio. $15.00 ao(t)
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"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" circa 1890 advertising card with girl in green dress rolling a hoop with her stick while boy watches, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, light toning along the left front edge & lower right front corner from album contact. $15.00 (tga)

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"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" circa 1890 advertising card with young girl playing jacks with baby watching, fresh appearance, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, a little toning near the lower right corner. $15.00 act

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"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" circa 1890 advertising card with kneeling boy spinning a top on his hand while a girl watches, fresh appearance, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fresh appearance. $20.00
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"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" circa 1890 advertising card with child in sailor cap & yellow flowers, fresh appearance, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fresh appearance, couple of tiny toning spots on back. $15.00







"SEE PREMIUM OFFER ON OTHER SIDE, COPYRIGHT 1894 BY WOOLSON SPICE CO…" with girl in flowery hat, advertising a water-color panel entitled 'Meditation' on the other side with mailing directions, back paper browning with age, several small spots of toning both sides. $6.50 ag


"SEPTEMBER 1906 / After the Opera" advertising card the size of a regular postcard, its back covered with descriptions of new Victor Records releases by Arthur Pryor's Band (No. 4743, 4779, 4778 & 31551) & Sousa's Band (844 Invincible Eagle March & 4452 My Country Tis of Thee). Seldom seen. $15.00 mya%

"SHE'S GOT HIM NOW BOYS!  THAT LE PAGE'S GLUE IS STRONGER THAN IRON..." art shows courting man glued to his chair in parlour scene, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper will not lay perfectly flat. $3.00


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1892 ADVERTISING CARDS

"ALGERIA" 3 corners creased, toned back. $4.00 sa

"BOSNIA. [AUSTRIA-HUNGARY]" a few speckles of toning bottom front, lightly toned back. $4.50 sa

"CHINA" upper corner crease not into the art, fairly fresh. Shown left. $4.75 sca

"HUNGARY. AUSTRIA- / HUNGARY" small upper corner crease, lightly toned back. $4.50 sa

"ITALY" small upper corner bend, minor corner rounding, lightly toned both sides. $4.00 sa

"JAPAN" 2 small upper corner creases, not into the art. $4.50 sa

"NEAPOLITAN / 'ITALY'" minor corner wear, lightly toned front, toned back. $4.25 sa

"NORWAY" upper corner crease, not into the art, minor corner rounding, lightly toned front. $4.25 sa

"PORTUGAL [VIANNA]" minor corner rounding, light toning both sides. $4.25 sa

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"SPAIN [VALENCIA]" upper corner crease not into the art. $4.75 sa











"SPAIN [VALENCIA]" another, tiny bottom corner crease, toned back. $4.50 sa

"SPAIN" another, 3 corner creases, none into the art, toned back. $4.00 sa

"SPAIN" another, fairly fresh front, toned back. $4.75 sa

"SPAIN" yet another, one bottom corner creased twice, light back toning from the printing process itself. Shown left. $4.50 ssa

"SPAIN" yet another, man standing with guitar, horizontal format, 3 corners creased, light back toning from the printing process itself. $4.25 sa

"SWEDEN [DALARNE]" minor corner wear, lightly toned back. $4.50 sa

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"BULGARIA" upper left front corner creased twice, lower right front corner creased twice but not into the art, short stress marks from the left front edge, spotty toning on back. A short pencil line at the upper right corner has erased fairly well. Not as tall as the 1892 series by design. As is. $2.75 sabf

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"NORWAY" paste residue & thinning on back, violet handstamp on back for E. F. Grove, Manager, Lancaster & Adams Counties (Ohio) mostly legible. $3.00 sngcam


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"SMOKE / T. B. HOLMES & CO.'S / PET / CIGAR / 17 N. Jefferson Street,  DAYTON, O." circa 1883 (when in business) advertising card with black & white illustration including a boy's head, album paste residue over much of the back, number pencilled in heavily on back, lightly toned front. Rare. $10.00 asbo

"Solid Silver Ware / Clocks // MRS. M. C. DIDOT, / JEWELER, / VERSAILLES, OHIO. // REPAIRS" trade card picturing a high-wheeler bicyclist & the Jas. Boss' Patent Gold Watch-Case (described in detail on the back), slight rounding of the corners, light toning both sides. Circa 1888 - 1893. $12.00 o(v)gjcab^






"SOL STRAUSS, / The Leading Clothier / ... / 28 and 30 East Third Street / DAYTON, OHIO" circa 1890 embossed trade card with art depicting 2 small angels ringing bells, very slight corner rounding, 3 paste-contact spots on back obscure nothing, small bottom corner crease. Rare. $9.00 ofgaa






"St. JACOBS OIL / THE GREAT GERMAN REMEDY" lithographed trade card shows a seated man in red robe holding a bottle in the woods, back continues IT CONQUERS PAIN… with ad from Sly & Blanchard of Monroe Michigan, front has fresh appearance. Back contains detailed claims on paper browned evenly with age. $15.00 amm








"Standard Screw Fastened / Boots & Shoes / Have no Equal / TRY / THEM…" circa 1890 advertising card, art in sepia-tone colors depicts young girl waiting, illustrated ad on back from dealer F. S. Sill of Monroe Michigan. $15.00 (aggm)

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"Standard / Sewing Machine Co. / 66 Euclid Avenue, / CLEVELAND, O." circa 1890 trade card with a bluebird & indigo bunting perched under an umbrella, embossed border with other birds, ad of Henry J. Mann a Monroe Michigan dealer of organs & pianos handstamped on the back, corner & edge wear. $11.50 aboms







"Standard / Sewing Machine Co. / 66 Euclid Avenue, / CLEVELAND, O." with two cats playing with fishing gear, embossed, ad card of Henry J. Mann a Monroe Michigan dealer of organs & pianos handstamped on the back, minor corner wear. $15.00


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"Standard / Sewing / Machine / Co. / CLEVELAND, O." monochromatic green showing a girl being kissed by a baby she holds, circa 1890 ad card / trade card, ad of T. F. Sullivan of Lewiston Maine handstamped on back, lightly toned back. $12.00






"Standard / Sewing Machine Co. / CLEVELAND O. / JOHNS & CO. LITH. CLEVELAND, O." 2 seated children embrace with a dog at their feet; circa-1890 lithographed advertising card with the neat blue handstamp of the 'T. F. Sullivan, & Co. / 33 Lisbon St., / Lewiston Maine" on back. $10.00 m(l)scoa

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"Stollwerck's // STOLLWERCK / COLOGNE NEW YORK // Mad of / 30,000 lbs / Chocolate. // Standing / 38 feet / high // Statue of Germania / World's Fair  Chicago 1893" advertising card for the German maker of chocolates and confectioneries, detailed description of the sculpture on the back, minor wear at one bottom corner. $19.00 fgesia

"Stultz & Bauer / PIANOS / NEW YORK, N. Y." circa 1890 trade card with advertising on back in dark blue for the F. W. Baumer Company (Wheeling West Virginia) catalogue, 2 tiny corner creases, all corners with minor wear, upper & lower border with embossed dots. $7.50 amn(n)w(w)


"The bloom of health again rests on the cheeks / of our darling thanks to PARKER'S TONIC" with dog guarding sleeping girl, circa 1890 advertising card stuck to album remnant, wavy paper with uneven edges. $2.50 adg+
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"The / Capital City / Dairy Co., / Columbus, Ohio. / 'PURITY' BUTTERINE" with art showing 2 young girls with a parasol encountering a deer, circa 1890 advertising card for a butter substitute (Does anything ever change?) for sale by George S. Massar at 62 South Grant Avenue.  Four names written on back. Published by Gils & Co. in Buffalo New York. A little longer than a regular-size postcard. $12.50 fgg(m)oa

"The / Downs / Patent Improved / Self / Adjusting / Corset" with fantasy art including a giant iris, circa 1890 trade card from Hoffman Millinery & Fancy Goods of Monroe Michigan. $7.00 !








"The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle" as captioned on the back, circa 1890 ad card numbered 12, with an offer from Lion Coffee, triangular piece (about 1 / 2-inch each side) gone from one corner. $2.
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"THE INVISIBLE / EVER-READY / TRUCK-ATTACHMENT / SOLVES THE LIGHT TRUCK PROBLEM / Costs Less Than a Trailer / FOR CITY OR COUNTRY / A THOUSAND ADVANTAGES - NOT ONE OBJECTION" fold-out business card showing a Ford runabout converted into a 1000-lb. truck (as shown) when the card top is lifted. Folded down, the card top displays the before-conversion appearance. Briefly advertised the December 1917 Motor World, it never caught on. Just a little toning near one edge. Rare! No one else has this. $30.00 aa

"THE LIGHT-RUNNING / NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE. / JOHNSON, CLARK & CO. / ORANGE, MASS." circa 1890 trade card illustrated with babies riding sewing machines atop high-wheeler bicycles, violet handstamp on back for W. S. Taylor (Utica New York dealer in watches & jewelry), light toning on front mostly in the borders, heavy toning near one back corner obscures nothing. $15.00 bsnmja

"THE MAIL IN GERMAN SOUTH-WEST AFRICA" showing a mailman riding an ox, with another ox at his side & showing images of 4 cancelled stamps at the corners, bearing the advertising of The Best Light Company of Canton Ohio on its back, exceptionally colorful, trivial corner & edge wear. Circa 1905. Advertising card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 gpa-g

"The Michigan / Stove Company / GARLAND STOVES AND RANGES / …" bi-fold circa 1890 advertising card in monochromatic green showing two youngsters one dozing at a table, two-color illustrated range ad on the back. Fairly fresh. $20.00

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"The NATIONAL NEWS / Oil Trade Journal / Copyright 1917 / Halloween" complete 20-page staple-bound advertising brochure from the National Refining Company in Cleveland Ohio. Advertised EN-AR-CO Motor Oil, National Light Oil, White Rose Gasoline, EN-AR-CO Motor Grease, KO-REK-TIV White Oil for constipated children & adults, Black Beauty Axle Grease, Black Star Harness Oil, National Harvester Oil & National Black Asphaltum Paint. Cover with October 1917 calendar & drawing of child carving a jack-o-lantern in a pumpkin patch. Front handstamped 'Presented by F. R. Stephens' has a little toning at the bottom; back cover has a small scrape obscuring nothing. Interspersed with seasonal jokes, cartoons & drawings, which were probably the reasons most recipients took them or read them. Published over many years: we  have seen 1911 to 1923. Size is about 6-1/4"x3-1/2, so fits in most continental postcard sleeves. Seldom offered generally ... Halloween issues, rarely. $22.50 hcoa

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"The NATIONAL NEWS / Oil Trade Journal / Copyright 1918 / Halloween" complete 20-page staple-bound advertising brochure from the National Refining Company in Cleveland Ohio. Advertised EN-AR-CO Motor Oil, National Light Oil, White Rose Gasoline, EN-AR-CO Motor Grease, KO-REK-TIV White Oil for constipated children & adults, Black Beauty Axle Grease, Black Star Harness Oil, National Harvester Oil & National Black Asphaltum Paint. Cover with October 1918 calendar & drawing of child having a quiet moment with his jack-o-lantern. Mailed with precancelled CLEVELAND OHIO stamp binding its right edge (damaged by opening) to Elmer E. Day in Salesville Ohio. Cover, shown left, has a little toning; back cover with violet handstamp 'Page 7 Printed before gasoline / situation became so serious'; noticeable wear along spine. Interspersed with seasonal jokes, cartoons & drawings, which were probably the reasons most recipients took them or read them. First 2 pages shown right. Published over many years: we  have seen 1911 to 1923. Size is about 6-1/4"x3-1/2, so fits in most continental postcard sleeves. Seldom offered generally ... Halloween issues, rarely. $22.50 hcoa

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"The Northern Milling Co. / CHICAGO // ... // A Onesided Race / Best XXXX Flour always ahead" approximately 4" x 5-1/2" advertising card, corner clipping & a couple small thins on back due to album removal. Informative back: company location, daily capacity, types of wheat used & several hints on bread making. We have seen a similar card where the bicycle rider's dress is different, but either one is hard to find. $4.00 bfia

"The Old Battles Place / near Orange, Mass. / Compliments / of New Home / Sewing Machine Co. / ORANGE, MASS..." circa 1890 advertising card stuck to album remnant, wavy paper will not lay perfectly flat, lightly toned back. $2.50

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"The only way to get a Picture like this / IS TO BUY A PACKAGE OF / MAGIC YEAST CAKES, / The Best Dry Hop Yeast in the World. / ... E. W. Gillett, Manf'r, Chicago, Ill." approximately 9-3/8" high die-cut picturing a lady on a high-wheeler bicycle, other advertising on back for their tartar baking powder & double flavoring extracts, 3 small paste residue spots obscure nothing. Will include a large 3-ring album page to accommodate it. $10.00 abfi%

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"THE STANDARD SEWING MACHINE CO. / 66 Euclid Ave., CLEVELAND OHIO / BUY A / 'Standard' Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine." with illustration of saying 'A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush'; trade card of Henry J. Mann of Monroe Michigan (handstamped in violet on the back), faint corner crease. $10.00 aso ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY


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"THERE IS NO DANGER / THIS IS PAGE FENCE" with buffalo charging an elegant lady & child, circa 1890 advertising card from Page Woven Wire Fence Company in Adrian Michigan, fresh appearance. $10.00 *

"THE / TRICORA / CORSET. // WE WEAR THE  'TRICORA'  CORSET // Affords / Great Relief and Comfort, / Warranted to give Satisfaction / OR MONEY RETURNED" ad card for E. Keefer of Mongo Indiana; bottom corner crease, light toning. The only card of any kind we have ever seen from this very small unincorporated community in the Springfield Township of LaGrange County. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ali

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"THIS CARD / IS PERFUMED WITH / HOYT'S GERMAN / COLOGNE / FRAGRANT 7 LASTING / Trial Size 25 Cts…" with youngsters painting a fence in shade of an umbrella, trade card copyrighted 1887, lightly toned front, lightly toned back. Text gives prices offered by the E. W. Hoyt & Company in Lowell Massachusetts. $7.50 augmp

"THOMAS B. SMITH / DEALER IN / FINE BOOTS, SHOES & RUBBERS, / Repairing in all its Branches / Neatly Done. / 11 Broad Street" art depicting a boy on a high-wheeler accompanied by his dog down a dirt path, circa 1890 advertising card in excellent condition. $5.00 bfga%

Dogs_ThreeCardinalAdvantages-200small.jpg ad cards available from Judnick.com"THREE CARDINAL ADVANTAGES / -- We Claim for: -- / Mocha Blend Coffee / ·· CLEANLINESS ···· ECONOMY ···· QUALITY,··· // ... // IMPORTED, ROASTED AND PACKED BY / CANBY ACH & CANBY, - - Dayton, Ohio" with art on front depicting 4 puppies regarding a frog in their food dish; circa 1890 trade card with minor edge wear, paste residue spot on back obscures nothing, lightly toned back, slight waviness to the paper, lacks freshness. $4.50 adffo

"THREE CARDINAL ADVANTAGES / -- We Claim for: -- / Mocha Blend Coffee / ·· CLEANLINESS ···· ECONOMY ···· QUALITY,··· // ... // IMPORTED, ROASTED AND PACKED BY / CANBY ACH & CANBY, - - Dayton, Ohio" with art on front depicting 4 kittens getting into mischief; circa 1890 trade card with mild edge wear & a water stain along the bottom back edge, lacks freshness. $4.50 acfo

"'TOO LATE'" reproduction of a Heywood Hardy painting on a premium card from Honest Long Cut & Seal of North Carolina tobacco, brownish paper, album marks on back, corner crease. Scene explained on back: young couple leaving church where they were married are met by her distraught father and brother who have arrived too late to prevent the union. $3.50 tah!

"TOWNSEND YOUNG & CO., / Clothiers / 33 Division St., Peekskill, N. Y." circa 1890 trade card with art showing a male bicyclist being chased by 2 bulls, ad on back touts ready-made clothing, cloths & gents' furnishing goods, nice condition for its age. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fnba




"TRAMWAY ÉLECTRIQUE" trade card with art showing 2 boys on a small electric streetcar, slight toning on back, no advertising stamped on it (front or back)--which is very unusual. $7.50 abs

"TRAVERS AMERICAN HAMMOCK / TRADE MARK / PATENTED JULY 29, 1879 // SAMPLES BY MAIL $3.00 POSTAGE 50 CENTS ... // LAMBERT & CLOCK, 14 & 16 East 3rd Street, Dayton, O." trade card with a little paste residue on its blank back, light toning along the left front edge. $9.00 ao

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Uncaptioned, art showing 2 bonneted young girls looking at a book while seated, embossed floral border, circa 1894 advertising card, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fresh appearance. $20.00

Uncaptioned, art showing a boy & girl seated in chairs outdoors, circa 1890 ad card for Anchor Coffee from George W. Boos, toning along one back edge, also 2 small dark spots on back. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art showing a girl in pink & white dress standing at a fence, ad card for Anchor Coffee from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, fresh appearance. $6.00

Uncaptioned, art showing a lady in Japanese outfit with large fan, no ad or writing on either side, on tiny spot on front margin, several small spots on back. $5.00

Uncaptioned, art showing a large embossed red rose & some white berries, regular postcard size but ad for Boos & Holbrook's Anchor Coffee fills back, fresh appearance. $8.00

Uncaptioned, art showing a songbird & winter scene, ad card for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, brownish paper, heavily toned back. $4.50

Uncaptioned, art showing a whole & sliced apple, Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee ad on back, card 47 from a series of 50 bearing recipes, fresh appearance. $15.00

Uncaptioned, art showing baby by a large basket of flowers, circa 1890 ad card for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, spot of toning on back, minor edge wear. $6.50

Uncaptioned, art showing barefoot girl with driftwood by the sea, trade card forWoolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio. $10.00



Uncaptioned, art showing boy & girl decorating a small Christmas tree, ad cardfor Boos & Holbrook & Anchor Coffee, lightly toned back with red ink from the printing process itself, good edges. $15.00 acc

Uncaptioned, art showing boy and girl playing with a plate of cherries while seated, embossed floral border, circa 1894 trade card, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fresh appearance. $20.00

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Uncaptioned, art showing boy in sailor suit with small net by the sea, ad card for Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio. $10.00 abo ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Uncaptioned, art showing boy moving girl in wheelbarrow in fancy embossed border of moon and flowers, circa 1894 trade card, postcard-sized but offer entitled Meditation fills the back, fresh appearance. $20.00

Uncaptioned, art showing flower & girl embracing donkey, Lion Coffee ad card for Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio. $10.00








Uncaptioned, art showing girl & child in baby carriage in fancy embossed border of flowers, circa 1894 trade card, postcard-sized but ad for Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio fills the back, fresh appearance. $20.00 (ao)


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Uncaptioned, art showing girl with small basket entering a gate, trade card from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio for their Anchor Coffee, lightly toned back. $4.75

Uncaptioned, art showing lakeside scene with an embossed flower border, ad card for German Coffee from Toledo Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, fresh appearance. $6.00

Uncaptioned, art showing pink & white roses in a gold border, ad on back from Boos & Holbrook & Anchor Coffee on back. $4.75

Uncaptioned, art showing rooster & rest of his family in a box, ad for German Coffee from Toledo Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio on back, lightly toned front, government postal card. $4.50

Uncaptioned, art showing seven different birds on a branch within an embossed border, ad card from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, fresh appearance. (2 different) $15.00 each

Uncaptioned, art showing star of David in an embossed floral border & 2 girls under a shawl, circa 1890 trade card, Lion Coffee ad from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio on back in blue script. $15.00

Uncaptioned, art showing three different birds in an embossed border of pine & flowers, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, fairly fresh. $8.00.

Uncaptioned, art showing two bluebirds & a red rose, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio for their Lion Coffee, fresh appearance but for a couple of tiny spots on the back. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art showing two grayish-blue songbirds & embossed branch of apple blossoms, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, a little corner wear & rounding. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art showing two robins & a pink rose, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio for their Lion Coffee, soft corners & one very light mark on back. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art shows a girl bundled for winter bearing a garland of embossed yellow & red flowers, circa 1890 trade card, postcard-sized but ad over entire back for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Company in Toledo Ohio. $15.00








Uncaptioned circa 1890 trade card, art shows child with rattle in a weighing scale, embossed, postcard-sized but ad for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio covers back, very light toning on back. $12.50 aoc

Uncaptioned, art shows boy & girl with large egg on cart, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, brownish paper. $5.00

Uncaptioned, art shows embossed flowers & a peacock & 2 little girls, circa 1890 trade card with an offer to Lion Coffee drinkers from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo Ohio, fresh appearance. $15.00

Uncaptioned, art shows embossed violet & yellow floral arrangement, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, minor wear to one corner. $8.00


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Uncaptioned, art shows embossed white & blue & pink floral arrangement, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, couple of toned spots on back. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art shows girl feeding chickens, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, fresh appearance. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art shows girl going to well with a pitcher, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, lightly toned back. $5.00

Uncaptioned, art shows girl in red bonnet in an elaborate border that includes blue flowers, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Company of Toledo Ohio. $10.00

Uncaptioned, art shows girl in yellow dress playing a small drum, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back from Mrs. May L. Hoffman in Monroe Michigan for Millinery, embroidery, filling silks, etc., fresh appearance. $10.00 &

Uncaptioned, art shows seated boy with butterfly net and bottle, embossed, circa 1890 trade card, postcard-sized but ad for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo covers back, small corner crease. $12.50

Uncaptioned, art shows well dressed woman & the flower she examines in a field, circa 1890 trade card, large (like a continental postcard in size), fresh appearance. $10.00

Uncaptioned, art shows young boy helping girl don her ice skates, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, fresh color, three small toning spots on back. $12.00

Uncaptioned, art shows young boy in sailor's suit with pipe & net, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, small spot in sky. $6.00

Uncaptioned, art shows young woman with apron out-of-doors, circa 1890 trade card, Anchor Coffee ad from Boos & Holbrook of Toledo Ohio on back, fresh appearance. $7.00

Uncaptioned, art with princess speaking to a small frog, overall having the appearance of a book, circa 1890 trade card, from Hubinger Brothers in New Haven Connecticut, advertising their starch in 2 colors on the back, fresh appearance. $10.00 %

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Uncaptioned, art with yellow bird perched in a winter scene, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back from Woolson spice Co. of Toledo Ohio for their Lion Coffee, fairly fresh. $6.00







Uncaptioned, embossed art showing girl and simulated handwritten message, also embossed "stamp" & simulated 1891 Toledo Ohio cancel, circa 1890 trade card, ad for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo on back, corner crease, couple tiny spots on back. $12.50

Uncaptioned trade card, embossed art showing girl and simulated handwritten message, also embossed "stamp" & simulated 1891 Toledo Ohio cancel, ad for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo on back, fairly fresh. $15.00


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Uncaptioned trade card, art shows seated child in sailor's hat holding a small basket of flowers, embossed, postcard-sized but ad for Lion Coffee from Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo covers back, trivial corner wear. $12.50 aco

"United States" picturing fisherman, circus performers (center), baseball players & high-wheeler bicycle (right) 1893 Arbuckle Brothers coffee trade card with a lot of wear & corner rounding, removal from album obscures a lot of writing on back, lacks freshness. As is. $1.50 acbs(b)

"UNIVERSAL / FASHION COMPANY / LONDON, PARIS / & NEW YORK" with seated lady holding an umbrella, circa 1890 trade card stuck to album remnant, toned at top. $2.00 Seated lady about to stroke a cat, lightly toned front. $2.50





"UNIVERSAL / STOVES / AND / RANGES" circa 1890 trade card for William Parnitzke of Stockport Iowa (much later, of St. Petersburg Florida), picturing a small boy & girl gathering flowers on front, light fingerprint toning on front, minor edge wear, faint but long corner crease, small scrape on back but everything legible. The only advertising for him we could find when we searched the internet. $5.00 agci




"Use Acme (CUT FULL POUNDS) BEST BAR SOAP MADE" with four girls & a baby & a parasol, circa 1890 trade card, fresh appearance on front, back is blank with a few tiny spots. $6.50
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"USE / GOWANS & STOVER'S / ABSOLUTELY PURE & HEALTHFUL / SOAPS" with girl in bonnet, circa 1890 trade card, ad for F. X. Soleau dealer in choice family groceries in Monroe Michigan, very light toning both sides. $12.00 aggm








"USE Lautz Bros & Co's / Pure and Healthy / Soaps / Best in the Market" with three Caucasian women in kimono-like outfits, circa 1890 trade card, fresh appearance. Newport Michigan dealer was John F. Colburn. $12.00 amg+



"Use / Lautz Bros. & Co's / Pure and Healthy / Soaps / Best in the / Market" with Japanese man holding fan and long sword, circa 1890 trade card, ad of dealer John Colburn in Newport Michigan on back, fresh appearance but printed with uneven margins. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 akm(n)

"USE LAUTZ BROS. & CO.'s Acme Soap. (CUT FULL POUND) / BEST BAR SOAP MADE" circa 1890 trade card, boy & girl roller skating with arms entwined. $9.00








"USE LAUTZ BROS. & CO's / ACME SOAP (CUT FULL POUNDS) / BEST BAR SOAP MADE" circa 1890 trade card, girl sledding while standing, fresh appearance. $10.00 agw ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY









"USE LAUTZ BROS. & CO's / Acme SOAP (CUT FULL POUNDS) / BEST BAR SOAP MADE" circa 1890 trade card, boy whittling a stick, lightly toned back. $8.50
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"Use / LAUTZ BROS. & CO'S / 'PURE and HEALTHY SOAPS. / BEST IN THE / MARKET" circa 1890 trade card, young boy kissing girl, fresh appearance. $10.00


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"USE / Lautz Bros. & Co's / Pure and Healthy Soaps / Best in the market" with man in oriental attire holding a knife & wearing a sword, circa 1890 trade card, ad of John F. Colburn a dealer in Newport Michigan on the back, fresh appearance. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 akm(n)



"Use / Lautz Bros. & Co's / Pure and Healthy / Soaps / Best in the / Market" with Japanese man holding fan and long sword, circa 1890 trade card, ad of dealer John Colburn in Newport Michigan on back, fresh appearance but printed with uneven margins. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 akm(n)







"USE LAUTZ BROS. & CO'S SOAPS /  BEST IN THE MARKET / ECKSTEIN & PORR. LITH, N.Y." circa-1890 lithographed advertising card showing a boy with his high-wheeler bicycle, back with an unused order form, light toning on back, minor corner rounding. $10.00 abb







"USE MICA AXLE GREASE / --BEST AND CHEAPEST-- / THE GARFIELD MONUMENT / AT / LAKE VIEW CEMETERY CLEVELAND, O." black & white circa 1890 trade card, George F. Finzel of Monroe Michigan ad on back, bent corner, minor corner wear. $6.50 caomg+

"Use Niagara Corn Starch / --SUPERIOR TO ALL--" with a bunch of small flowers, circa 1890 trade card stuck to album remnant. $2.50

"Use RUBIFOAM / for the TEETH. / THIS CARD IS PERFUMED WITH HOYTS GERMAN COLOGNE, THE MOST FRAGRANT AND / LASTING OF ALL PERFUMES ... / ... E. W. Hoyt & Co. Sole manufacturers. Lowell, Mass." on a trade card copyrighted 1888 for George R. Baker & Son, druggist on 205 Lower Main Street in Mount Vernon Ohio. Light toning on front, spotty toning on back, minor corner wear. $10.00 ao(m)pg NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU








"Use SCHIFFMANN'S / GERMAN ASTHMA CURE / (see other side)" with horseshoe and flowers, circa 1890 trade card, ad for R. Schiffmann MD in Saint Paul Minnesota. Claimed on back to cure asthma, hay fever & croup. $12.00 (ammg)





"USE / The Alden / FRUIT / Vinegar" with art showing a man kicked by a donkey into a water trough, circa 1890 trade card for C. B. Platt's Son on 69 North Street. offering a stock of furs, robes, gloves, neckties, etc. Left upper corner chipped away, back paper browning evenly with age. Rare; we could not find its likes when we searched the Internet. $12.00 faa

"Use / the Alden / FRUIT / VINEGAR // Copyright 1884 by J. H. BUFFORD'S SONS" trade card with art showing a bicyclist collision with a dog, back advertising for E. D. Hamilton, Jackson Michigan dealer in staple & fancy groceries, small thins on both sides. $10.00 fmbg(h)g(b)a

"WANTED / A SMALL BOY / WHO THINKS HE / CAN LICK ME // CANDIED FRUITS / CANDIES // Mull & Underwood / 142 E. 3rd St, Dayton, O." with art depicting a boy who is astonished at the size of the candy cane on display in their window; advertising card, paste residue & a littlie thinning on the back from album removal, minor edge wear. These manufacturing confectioners are known to have been in business 1885 - 1888. Rare: we found no others offered, shown, or even mentioned when we searched the Internet. $14.00 afob

Wanted to buy--advertising cards from these Saint Joseph Missouri companies:  Townsend and Lowell; Townsend and Wood; also Townsend, Wyatt & Company. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c

Wanted to buy--trade cards from Strawbridge & Clothier in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c

Wanted to buy--trade cards showing young boys with model sailboats. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars! *c

"WASHINGTON" with interesting map of the state & art depicting lumbering, corner wear & rounding, 1889 copyright (when its population was about 75,000). Trade card sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (awlm)+%^




"WE HAVE AN / A. B. CHASE / PIANO // COPYRIGHT 1890. THE GAST. LITH. & ENG. CO. N.Y." with image of a smiling baby, trade card for the Norwalk Ohio firm, tiny corner crease not into image, other corner wear is minor. Original size is that of a regular postcard.
Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 amco

"WEST VIRGINIA" with interesting map & oil refinery art, trade card for Arbuckle Bros. Coffee, 2 faint corner creases. Dated 1889. $4.00 !


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"W. G. PEARCE & CO. / MANUFACTURERS OF THE / 'Model' Baking Powder, / Rochester, N. Y." showing 2 women astride high-wheeler bicycles, necessitating their immodest attire; risqué pre-1883 trade card on brownish paper, blank back,
lithography by Bufford of Boston (necessarily 1882 or earlier), good edges. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bnfa

"White, Black & Colors / for / Hand / and / Machine" with little girl & autumn leaves & spool of J&P Coats  thread, circa 1890 trade card stuck to album remnant, wavy paper, lightly toned front. $2.25


"WILDE'S / Growing Trade / ... / James Wilde, Jr., & CO. / THE PEOPLE'S CLOTHIERS, / Corner Fourth and Vine Streets, / A. D. WILDMAN, Manager.  CINCINNATI." art depicting a boy on an improbable hi-wheeler bicycle with egg-shaped wheels, circa-1881 advertising card for discount clothes, paste stain over much of back does not obscure text, parts of which we quote here. This merchant exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition of 1881, which is how we dated it. $15.00 abbo(c)m

with a package of their corned beef opposite a couple in a railcar; circa 1875 advertising card on thin stock, blank back with a lot of album paste residue. Early for this advertiser. The upper & left front borders exhibit a slight waviness, indicating that this trade card was cut from the album in which it was housed. The other borders appear comparatively straight, but a close cutting is a possibility. In the collection of the Boston Public Library, but actual offers were hard to find. $10.00 af

AdCard_WiseHousekeepersBuy-200small.jpg advertising cards available from LotsOfCards.com"WISE HOUSEKEEPERS! / BUY HOME-MADE STOVES ONLY. / W. J. Matthias & Co., / 31 Main Street  HAMILTON, OHIO / ... / HAMILTON MADE STOVES / ARE THE FINEST, BEST AND CHEAPEST / STOVES Manufactured in this Country" trade card picturing a Chinese man chasing & skewering rats from his high-wheeler bike in China. Copyrighted 1886 by Richmond & Company of Buffalo New York. While the text on the back ostensibly appeals to protectionist economics & politics, the illustration on front took advantage of racist anti-Chinese sentiments of the time. [For example, in 1882 the US Congress passed the Chinese exclusion act, which prohibited their immigration to the US for the next ten years.] A disgusting piece of social history. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abcfos





"WISE'S / AXLE / GREASE / IS YER GWINE TO DE BALL DIS EBEN NIN / NOT DIS EBE NIN S'M OUDER EBE NIN" circa 1888 ad card showing showing well dressed black suitor & lady friend with flower he gave her, attached to album remnant. Advertising card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50

"Wishing / you / every happiness / in the New Year.  1888" with girl's head & birds design in full color, compliments of the United Brethren Book Store, Corner of Main & Fourth Streets, Dayton Ohio (as we learn under the calendar on back), exceptional fresh & appealing. Measures approximately 4-1/8" x 2-3/4". Rare. $25.00 cngoa

"WM. STUART. / Furniture, Carpets, Stoves / 57 E. Tuscarawas St. / CANTON" ad card with embossed border, unusually detailed & interesting pricelist all over the back, corner creases, small tear in the upper edge closes well, small toning spots on both sides, as is. A little larger than a continental postcard. $4.25 o(c)fga

"WONDERS OF THE WORLD / HOUSES OF CONGRESS IN BRASILIA" advertising card number 24 in a series of 24 from National Biscuit Company, 1960 copyright, much pertinent information all over the back, slightly smaller than a regular postcard, no postcard back, tiny spot of toning at one back corner. $1.00 ba

TradeCard_WordsOfComfort-200small.jpg ad card available from Judnick.com"Words of Comfort" with Thomas Faed art portraying a man reading to his family from their Bible, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back for Dr. Jayne's Expectorant from merchant John F. Colburn in Newport  Michigan, fresh appearance & vivid colors. How families used to spend quality time together before the advent radio or television. A high-quality example of chromolithographic printing. $8.00 faammrg

"YES ON CONDITION THAT YOU BUY / ME A 'DOMESTIC' WITH NEW WOOD / WORK AND ATTACHMENTS" showing suitor on bent knee getting his answer & cupid starting a phonecall for them, circa 1890 advertising card, ad of Henry L. Mann who sold musical instruments in Monroe Michigan, brownish paper. The Domestic referred to, however, was a sewing machine brand at that time. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 am(m)ms


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