Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1887-89 Newsboy Trading Cards Advertising Sign. From a standpoint of pure aesthetics, the Golden Age of the tobacco card could be argued to be the late 1880's and early 1890's, when tobacco purveyors like Allen & Ginter and Duke's Cigarettes were creating miniature works of art informed by the European Pre-Raphaelite art movement of the mid to late nineteenth century. Here we present a glorious advertising sign issued by Newsboy Plug Tobacco to promote the trading cards presented within their product. The sign measures 20x28" in size, constructed of heavy paper with a metal bar at the top for hanging and another at the bottom for weight. A degree of rumpling and light tearing of the poster edges is in evidence, but it should be clear from our catalog imagery that these deficiencies are not particularly distracting to the eye. With just a small handful of similar posters surviving the twelve decades since their creation, bidders are advised to take any opportunity at ownership very seriously.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,055

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 5 days left to consign to the 2018 October 18-19 Fall Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage auctions is more than just an auction business. They are in the 'preserving history' business as well.
    Alicia Kramer, Daughter of Jerry Kramer, five-time NFL World Champion,
    Garden City, ID
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 August 18-19 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Auction
    2018 August 18-19 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $8,588,130