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.

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