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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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John Adams, from the Presidents of the United States series (N51) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
James Madison, from the Presidents of the United States series (N51) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
James A. Garfield, from the Presidents of the United States series (N51) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
James Buchanan, from the Presidents of the United States series (N51) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
Card 6, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
Card 1, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
3rd Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
Stealing Second, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
Card 3, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

Catcher, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

Shortstop, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
Card 4, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
Card 2, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
1st Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
Card 3, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
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)

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)

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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
Center Field, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
2nd Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
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)

Card 6, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
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)

Card 5, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
1st Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
Card 7, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

Card 1, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes
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)

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)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
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)

Turkey, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands
From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
United States, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands
Page McCarty, The Richmond Daily Times, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes
From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
George R. Jones, The New York Times, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes
Holland, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands
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)

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

Jack Dempsey, 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)

G.C. Goodwin, The Salt Lake City Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

G.C. Goodwin, The Salt Lake City Tribune, 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)

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)

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

Catalonia, 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)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
Boston, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Boston, 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)

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)

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)

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