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Hello from New Zealand.
I recently picked up a few items here but having difficulty identifying some, in particular the American Indian stamps. Any help would be much appreciated on any of these items. 20190603_110259.jpg  20190603_110307.jpg  20190603_131254.jpg  20190603_131309.jpg  20190603_131331.jpg  20190603_131345.jpg  20190603_131352.jpg  20190603_131402.jpg  20190603_131429.jpg  20190603_131436.jpg  20190603_131454.jpg  20190603_131503.jpg  20190603_131519.jpg  20190603_131625.jpg  20190603_131638.jpg


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The scenic view by a stream with a female holding a baby sheep is from the N562 Art Gems series of 7..
The bottom coupon is missing..

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The large prints are from the Famous American Series (F278-49) from Post cereal. They are beautiful prints that were printed very high quality. Check out more info here:

The Indian stamps were issued by Diamond-X gas stations in 1939. 2 stamps were issued each week and you received them with a fill-up. There are 48 stamps in the set and they also issued an album.


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The African American stereotypes are merely trade cards. I am not sure but I do not think they are not considered non sports cards per se. At least not catalogued by Jefferson Burdick et al (although JB had a huge trade card collection). Plz correct me if I am wrong. 
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"I am not sure but I do not think they are not considered non sports cards"

Sentence structure aside I suggest there is some acceptance here of "trade cards" as a main or even secondary topic of discussion. While such examples were not given "N" designations ie. INSERTS - Burdick indeed cataloged many trade cards in separate categories as well as more catch-all categories. As he at one time explained - they should be present in every collection of ephemera. Ron Schieber (RIP) who cataloged almost every trade card in every series - posted here often (btw his catalogs including GASP a comprehensive guide on baseball trade cards is available from his lovely wife) - educating and enriching us at the same time. We are an accepting group. Ancillary items and old tobacco "stuff" like packs, posters, trade cards ALONG WITH THE HISTORICAL IMPLICATIONS of their use and production help to construct an overview of the evolution of our hobby. I can only speak for myself as I've often stretched the boundaries here. Having a discussion about "what is a card" and subsequently "what is a non-sport card" are somewhat independent of what does the net54 non sport community want to see and talk about. Trade cards were the predecessors of the insert.

In any event what is shown above is not a trade card but one of many such advertising BOOKLETS depicting caricatures issued in the later part of the 1800's. It appears to be an earlier one and while the condition is a bit soft - still interesting and likely worth 20.- 40. if that's an interest. African Americans, the Irish, Chinese, foreigners were all the focus of such racism. MANY of these advertising items were produced interestingly enough by the tobacco companies who would then move on to inserting sport and non-sport cards into their products/packages...

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Here's another use of the painting shown in the Catlin Tobacco ad.

It reads Kinney Bros. Special Favours in the tiles (when you look at it from an angle)

This is a large picture measures 22 x 34"


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