Cooking Related Confectionary Cards

This collection comprises over 1040 different European confectionary cards issued in the late 19th and early 20th century. These cards were given to customers by restaurants and confectioners advertising their name and products. Producers would also include these cards with each item purchased by a customer. This fad took off toward the end of the 19th century as advertising came into its own. These cards are actively sought out by collectors not only for their beauty and artwork but also because they offer a unique glimpse into early advertising culture…….the use of children, fantasy, etc. They are being offered as one collection for $10,400

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Collection of 18 early 20th century European postcards on humorous/fantasy culinary themes. Many are postally used.

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Collection of 13 early 20th century European photographic postcards of culinary themes. Most are postally used.

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Set of 2 late 19th-early 20th century cards by an unknown confectioner about a chefs helper who is to deliver food but along the way ends up gambling.

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Set of 3 late 19th-early 20th century cards by an unknown confectioner on the subject of harvesting fruit.

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Set of 3 late 19th-early 20th century cards by Au Bon Marche on a culinary theme.

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Set of 3 late 19th-early 20th century cards by Maison de la Belle Jardiniere on the theme of serving food. Here we see an upscale restaurant giving souvenirs to clients of confectionary cards featuring the serving of food.

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Set of 3 late 19th-early 20th century cards by French confectioners utilizing cooking themes from artwork at the Louvre.

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Set of 3 late 19th-early 20th century cards by Alcool de Menthe de Ricqles and an unknown French confectioner on wine, beer and bread. As was often the case, different confectioners utilized cards from the same artist/series and then had their advertising printed on the front/back.

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Interesting set of 3 late 19th-early 20th century cards on food that were handed out as reward cards for good work.