2 Fabulous VICTORIAN Trade Cards - True Economy/False Economy - Black Americana
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Both Art and I love paper and with Art’s collection from the past 50 years and my collection from the last 30 years, we have a lot of ephemera to offer on Ruby Lane. It is going to take some time to get it all listed, but when we finish, there should be something to tempt anyone who visits the shop. Up for offer now…..
AGE: C.1890 or so
ITEM: A pair of Victorian trade cards depicting a husband and wife either in a home or restaurant. Presenting the meal to the couple is a black woman, negro, black American in a politically incorrect caricature of a cook. The 2 cards are a set and make reference to the presentation of the Turkey; the perfect Turkey reads - A True Economy "The Best is the Cheapest", while the burnt Turkey reads A False Economy "The Cheapest is the Best".
CONDITION: Excellent with just paper residue from glue at the back of each card.
NOTE: The cards always look better in person than in my scans/photos.
PUBLISHERS INFORMATION: None that I can spot.
SIZE: Each card measures 4-5/8" x 2-3/4".
FINAL COMMENTS: Fabulous!
FURTHER NOTE: I can put an awful lot of paper into one envelope so be assured, if you buy more than 1 piece of paper, I will adjust the postage once I receive the purchase order. And please, don’t pay until I HAVE revised the postage. Thanks.
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