Advertising Trade Cards, Encased Postage Related
Lot of Six J.C. Ayer & Co. Advertising Trade Cards. c. 1870s “AYER’S CHERRY PECTORAL,” Lot of Six Advertising Trade Cards, J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, MA, Choice Extremely Fine to Mint.. Beautiful examples of 19th-century color lithograph ad cards, approx. 4.75” x 2.5” each. Six different images, all with advertising text printed on the verso.1. A key example is an image of a young girl in bed with her doll, and holding aloft a sprig of cherries--very enchanting. Other titles include: 2. “AYER’S CHERRY PECTORAL”: A young girl with flowers watches two birds eating cherries on a tree branch.3. “AYER’S AGUE CURE”: A log cabin on a lake front, and an alligator with frogs.4. “THE FIGHT FOR THE STANDARD”: A battle scene between two soldiers on horseback, one carrying a red, white, and blue banner printed with “Ayer’s Pills.”5. “AYER’S SARSAPARILLA”: [“The Deacon”], featuring a bespectacled man in gold and red lounging jacket, holding a bottle, while his wife leans on his shoulder.6. “AYER’S CHERRY PECTORAL,” featuring a maiden picking cherries in a grassy field. A few cards have very minor toning and staining, and three with mounting remnants and/or scraped ad copy on verso.(6 ad cards).