Trade Cards

More About Trade Cards

Trade cards are small, colorful advertising cards that were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were used to promote a variety of goods and services, from tobacco and coffee to soap and sewing machines. Collectors often focus on specific themes, such as sports, transportation, or animals. Some trade cards feature elaborate artwork, while others include photographs or illustrations. They can be found in various shapes and sizes, and some even have unique features like fold-out designs or pop-up elements. Trade cards offer a fascinating glimpse into the advertising methods of a bygone era, and are a popular item among antique collectors.