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Trade cards by Allen & Ginter

Allen and Ginter tobacco company published trading cards in 1888-89. Originally used to provide extra stiffness to a cigarette pack, the cards served as advertisement for various Allen and Ginter tobacco brands.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2018
Captain Worley, Setting out from New York, from the Pirates of the Spanish Main series (N19) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes
In 1888, Allen & Ginter began to release cigarette card sets as promotional items for its cigarette brands. Most part of the collection consisting of illustrated cards with a few collections of photographs. Topics varied from birds and wild animals to American Indian chiefs or flags of the world. Allen & Ginter's baseball cards were the first of the tobacco era baseball cards ever produced for distribution on a national level. The most popular and highly sought after of these sets is the N28 and N29 "World's Champions" series, released in 1887.
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Egypt, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Egypt, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Serbia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Serbia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

England, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

England, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Nubia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Nubia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Ceylon, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Ceylon, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Tripoli, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Tripoli, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Venezuela, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Venezuela, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Brazil, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Brazil, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

France, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

France, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Korea, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Korea, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Spain, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Spain, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Turkey, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Turkey, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Russia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Russia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Haiti, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Haiti, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Italy, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Italy, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

America (Indian), from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

America (Indian), from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen &...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Scotland, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Scotland, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

China, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

China, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Abyssinia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Abyssinia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Patagonia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Patagonia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Australia (Indian), from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Australia (Indian), from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Morocco, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Morocco, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Kirghiz, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Kirghiz, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Siam, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Siam, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Peru, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Peru, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Eskimo, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Eskimo, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Greece, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Greece, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

American, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

American, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Philadelphia, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Philadelphia, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigar...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Albert R. Lamar, The Macon Telegraph, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Albert R. Lamar, The Macon Telegraph, from the American Editors series...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 53, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 53, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Allan Forman, The New York Journalist, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Allan Forman, The New York Journalist, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Dagger, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Dagger, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Calais, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Calais, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Alden J. Blethen, The Minneapolis Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Alden J. Blethen, The Minneapolis Tribune, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Amsterdam, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Amsterdam, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarett...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

John L. Sullivan, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John L. Sullivan, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

J.H. McLaughlin, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

J.H. McLaughlin, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 32, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 32, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)