Original antique advertising bookmark for Merrick's Spool Cotton. Features a little Victorian girl in a pink dress, reaching up toward a dangling spool of thread.
Front reads: Merrick's Spool Cotton, Book Mark.
Back reads: Merrick's Anti-Monopoly, Anti-Trust, Anti-Combination. Spool Cotton.
Merrick's Spool Cotton is six cord, soft finish, and is made from the finest quality of combed Sea Island Cotton, and, on account of its superior strength, eveness, and smoothness, surpasses all others for hand and machine sewing. Try one spool and be convinced of its excellence.
Dates to circa 1890s.
Measures just under 2 inches wide x 6 inches wide.
Condition is good with a crease running diagonally through the lower left corner.
Original antique advertising trade card for J & P Coats Spool Cotton. This is one of the Military Uniform series cards.
This card shows the uniform of the Army of the United States, 1833 - 1850.
Marked in the bottom front lower right corner: Copyright 1895, by Brig. Gen'l S. B. Holabird, QR Master Gen'l U.S.A.
Back is marked at the bottom center: G. H. Buek Co. Lith. N.Y.
Card measures 4 3/16 inches wide x 4 13/16 inches tall.
Beautiful vivid colors!
Condition is very good with light wear to the edges and corners. There is light crease to the upper right corner and a horizontal crease about a third of a way down on the left edge.
Price reflects condition.