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    1890's Horse Drawn Trolley Embossed and Die-Cut Decoration, Going to Polo Grounds. The stunning lithography enjoyed by tobacco insert cards of the 19th Century are just one avenue for fans of high quality lithography. Victorian-era greeting cards, Christmas cards, Valentine's Day cards, decorations for cakes and birthday parties all stand as a testimonial to the lithographers craft. As scrapbook making was all the rage, there are literally thousands of decorative items, borders treatments, etc. Many of these pieces also feature intricate die-cutting and embossing that only adds to their already immense appeal. Offered is a large, approx. 11 x 5" Horse and trolley scene promoting a new travel route to what was at the time the newly built "Polo Grounds" stadium for a match between New York and Cleveland. The embossing and die-cutting is exceptional. The front displays near-mint, the back has portions of another piece glued to the back. We do not see any spot where something may be lost to history. Incredibly, the delicate railings of the trolley and the drivers whip which are usually the first to be torn off are all intact. Gloss is fresh, the color are amazingly bright and vivid.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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