‘Trade Cards’ Category

  1. 19th Century “Cat in the Hat”?

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    October 10, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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          By Dick Sheaff   I recently came across an otherwise forgettable stock trade card that immediately put …
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  2. Arabesques and Circle Eights

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    October 1, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    By Dick Sheaff Roller skating is a subject which offers 200+ years of ephemera to collect and/or study.  The first …
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  3. Imperial Granum Tax Stamp

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    July 24, 2013 by DianeDeblois

        The trade cards for Imperial Granum are fairly common – two often seen designs feature a bouquet of …
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  4. Goldfish: An Initial Victorian Trade Card Perspective

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    by Lee Finley [Lee Finley owns and operates Finley Aquatic Books, which specializes in aquarium and fish-based literature. He lives …
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  5. Willie in the Well

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    February 11, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Dick Sheaff The other day, looking at a set of common trade cards got me to thinking about several …
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  6. Japanesque Trade Cards

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    February 10, 2013 by gloryhorse

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    With the opening of Japan to trade in 1854, the American market was flooded with goods from the Far East. …
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  7. Dolls as Advertising Gimmicks

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    February 10, 2013 by gloryhorse

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    The following is an online exhibition entitled, “Dolls as Advertising Gimmicks.” The theme pages in this exhibit are decorated with …
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