1891 Gail & Ax Tobacco Card Bicycle & Trick Riders N100 Penny Farthing Duke
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1891 Gail & Ax Tobacco Card Bicycle & Trick Riders N100 Penny Farthing Duke :
This risqué Tobacco card (also referred to as a Cigarette Card) was issued by the GAIL AND AX Co. of BALTIMORE M.D., as an insert premium in their brands of Navy Long Cut Smoking & Chewing Tobacco and Cigarettes during 1891. It should be noted that this card was issued after Gail & Ax had become part of the American Tobacco Company. DUKE also issued this series in their Honest Long Cut Brand as well. This card is from a RARE series of 25 larger size cards entitled , “BICYCLE AND TRICK RIDERS” and was designated as series N100 in Burdick’s American Card Catalogue. The front of the card features a colorful image of A beautiful and scantily clad young lady demonstrating various Bicycle riding styles and tricks, performed on different styles of Bicycles of the day (Including the Famous Penny Farthing) . The back features advertising for Navy Long Cut Tobacco. This card is entitled “Leg over Handle ” The Lithography for the card was done by the DONALDSON BROTHERS Lithographers of New York The Cards measures 4 1/8 inches by 2 ½ inches approximately. The card does have a tiny dent at the front top left edge area. It also has some corner wear at the back and an area of discoloration at the back top left corner. Other than that it is free from major creases with strong color. I think it displays very nicely. I have scanned the card fairly large for you to be able to judge condition for yourself. This is a very desirable cross over collectable. Highly sought after by both Tobacco Card Collectors and those who collect early Bicycle Memorabilia. Don't miss out on this 122 year old piece. As it is over 100 years old it qualifies as a true American Antique. These cards are seldom seen on . . I will be trying to list several EARLY TYPE CARDS over the next few days (spread across different categories) . Time allowing this weekend I am planning on listing many cards from E & R (Dockman American Caramel, Heide Heisel National Chicle Goudey Ect), and D (Weber, Cushman, Krug and other bread companies) N Tobacco and Cigarettes Cards (Mayo, Allen & Ginter Duke Kinney Kimball Goodwin Old Judge Sweet Caporal Hassan Tobacco ect.) series’, K (Arbuckle Lions McLaughlin Coffee) time allowing. To view the other cards I have up for sale please click on the“View Sellers other Items” Icon locatedon this page. It will take you directly to them. . Winner Pay shipping of $3.00 towards regular letter postage in North America, $5.00 overseas (If you want tracking please request it as it will be significantly more). I can combine postage on items of similar size that end within 3 days of each other. If you live in Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Government I must collect 13% HST tax on purchases made by residents of Ontario,and 5% GST for those in the rest of Canada. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT UNTIL I HAVE SENT YOU AN INVOICE WITH YOUR COMBINED TOTAL. If you do not wait for the invoice i will send you through , i cannot combine your postage and you will not get a combined postage rate. If you are ready to check out immediately after winning an item please send me a invoice request through and I will send you an invoice. does not allow me to adjust the postage rate once you have already paid so please wait for my invoice. I will send you a winning invoice within three days of the sales end, or immediately upon receiving a invoice request from you. (generally my sales end within 3 days of each other). Please do not send payment until you have received and read the invoice. Thanks and Good luck