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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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

R.T. Van Horn, Kansas City Daily Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

R.T. Van Horn, Kansas City Daily Journal, from the American Editors se...

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)

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

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

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)

Knight's Lance, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Knight's Lance, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & G...

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)

Ike Weir, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Ike Weir, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen &...

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)

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

Hamburg, 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)

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

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

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)

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

Toulouse, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarette...

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)

Jake Kilrain, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jake Kilrain, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for All...

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)

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

Washington, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigaret...

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)