Approximately one thousand two hundred and seventy-five (1,275) advertising trade cards and calendars, relating to sewing and sewing machines; pianos, organs, music houses, insurance, newspapers, jewelers, and miscellaneous subjects. 1st-447th items: Approximately four hundred and forty-seven (447) thread trade cards, including one hundred and sixty-nine (169) Clark's Spool Cotton cards, including two (2) Black Americana, one hundred and twenty-seven (127) J. & P. Coats Thread cards, thirty-four (34) Merrick Thread Co's cards, including five (5) Black Americana, twenty-eight (28) Willimantic Thread cards, eleven (11) Belding's Spool Silk cards, including ten (10) I'm a Daddy cards, and more. 448th-890th items: Approximately four hundred and forty-three (443) piano, organ, music house, insurance, newspaper, jewelers, and miscellaneous trade cards and calendars, including twelve (12) Estey Organ Co. cards, nine (9) Youth's Companion cards, nine (9) Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. cards, seven (7) Huntington Pianos cards, six (6) Haines Piano cards, five (5) M. Silverberg & Co. cards, four (4) James & Co., Photographers cards, four (4) T. H. Craig, Jeweler month cards, four (4) Saxe's Opera House Pharmacy cards, including one (1) Native American card and one (1) Asian American card, three (3) The Daily News cards, four (4) Decker Bros. Pianos cards, four (4) Fischer Piano cards, three (3) Mason & Hamlin Pianos & Organs cards, three (3) Harvard Piano cards, two (2) The Everett Piano cards, two (2) Wilcox & White Organs cards, two (2) Butler Paper Co. Chicago cards, two (2) Christmas themed cards, two (2) Keystone Coin Trademark cards, one (1) Griggs Music House card depicting Thomas A. Edison, one (1) New York Weekly cards, one (1) Chicago Tribune cards, one (1) Climax Reversible Watch Case Egyptomania themed card, one (1) Home Security Life Insurance Co. card depicting Washington Crossing the Delaware, and more. 891st-1275th items: Approximately three hundred and eighty-five (385) sewing machine trade cards and calendars, including one hundred forty-eight (148) Singer Manufacturing Co., fifty-one (51) Domestic Sewing Machine Co. cards, including eleven (11) prize winning farm animal cards and three (3) Black Americana, forty-eight (48) New Home Sewing Machine, thirty (30) Household Sewing Machine, twenty-two (22) White Sewing Machine cards including one (1) Abraham Lincoln, twenty (20) Davis Vertical Feeding Sewing Machine cards, thirteen (13) Wheeler & Wilson cards, including two (2) Telling Tales, ten (10) American Sewing Machine Co. cards, and more. Trade cards/calendars range in size from 3 1/4" H x 2 1/8" W to 9 3/8" H x 7 3/8" W. All housed in three (3) three ring binders. American, late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light fading and toning, errant pencil marks, creases, areas of loss, staining, etc. to be expected from age and manner of use. Includes duplicates of some cards. Some cards have been cut down or skinned. One (1) Clark's Spool Cotton card mounted to card stock.
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