Offering a set of Victorian advertising trade cards, circa 1880s. All are black and white/sepia toned.
One features a church steeple surrounded by trees inset into a larger scene with a sailboat on water. The edge decoration feels very Art Deco. On the obverse, it features what appears to be the balance sheet of an insurance company, dated Jan 1881.
One features a flower adorned scene of a man shooting geese on the edge of the ocean. The card features Decker Brothers Piano out of New York. It also lists a second Rhode Island based merchant. On the obverse, is blank and has glue remnants from being scrapbooked by its original collector.
One features an illustration of the Devils Tea Kettle geyser and includes the merchant information of the Western Perfumery Co, featuring several perfume brands by name on the obverse. This is a rare card from San Francisco, Ca.
One features an illustration of a boy with a dog running up a hill towards a house. The obverse contains an advert for the “Patent Spring Clasping Loop Neck Wear” (Wear one and you will never regret it).
These cards are in crisp, nice condition, suitable-for-collectors. With antique paper, buyer should expect condition to be commiserate, and as shown in photographs. These will ship for free within the United States.