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Fifteen Trade Cards/Advertising Items from 12 different Detroit businesses from the late 19th century: Blumberg Clothier, Clough & Warren Pianos, Detroit Soap Co., J.V. Lisee Fine Shoes, Market Bank of J A Sexton, C H Michell Wholeale & Retail Grocer, Mic

Detroit approximately 1 Size varies from 2.5 x 3.75, to 13 x 5.5, condition varies: pinholes, creasing, chipping, light spotting, pencil notes/names, a few missing corners, overall good. There are two trade cards with different views from Clough & Warren and three trade cards, all diffeent scenes, for Detroit Soap Company else one item per company. There are two non-illustrated items, the Market Band and Daniel Scotten (tobacco coupon). The trade cards have views of pretty women and girls, outdoor scenes and two with male figures. The Blumberg item is a card depicting a large basket filled with fruit, Lisee's is a large sailboat w/floral illustr on the sails, Moulson's is a hatchet with the image of George Washington seated on a charging horse. The Schneider trade card has a Hires' Rootheer ad "It is Time to Drink Hires Rootbeer" showing a young boy seated on a ladder changing the time on a tall clock. Of special interest is the trade card Geo. F. Thompso which advertises Capdura's Cigars on one side and on the reverse is another Capdura ad: a baseball player in a red & white uniform, his cap is printed with the words "Cap-A-Dura" and is titled "A Short Stop!," card has been unevenly trimmed at the bottom. These Detroit businesses are all from the downtown area and were on these streets: Fort, Howard, Jefferson, Michigan, Monroe and Washington. A really nice collection. Sold as a lot.

Book Id: 99-0148

Price: $150.00

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