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    19th Century "American Card Album" Pair Filled With Over 500 Trade Cards. Presented are a pair of "American Card Albums: made by L. Prague & Co. of Boston and they are filled with foreign real photo trade cards of famous art, sculpture and artists. Each album is 9-1/2x9x2 and shows modest wear to covers and spine. The interior pages of one album are loose at the spine cover. Each page holds six cards, between the two albums there are over 500 cards! Artists include Raphael, Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, Bellino, Titan, Caravaggio, Murillo, Rubens, Van Dyke, etc. plus a selection of animals, birds. Almost all real photo cards and most have the artist name or title of the work of art written on the front, source information is one the back of many. Germany and Italian language is common throughout. We do note some card mounts are hand cut. Condition is exceptional with almost the entire collection presenting near-mint or better. The small number of paper thin color cards have mount impressions. A fascinating collection that seems to have remained intact for a century or more.

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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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