Victorian Calling Cards from the 1800's

THIS PAGE CONTAINS IMAGES OF RECEIVING TRAYS  -  SAMPLE BOOKS AND POCKET CASES FOR REFERENCE ONLY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

WONDERFUL SILVER PLATE CALLING CARD RECEIVING TRAY
featuring a bulldog, frog on a lily pad with a note: "I have come a long way to see you today"



 

FINE CUT SCROLL ORNATE TRAY

HEAVY SILVER PLATE REED & BARTON CARD RECEIVER
FEATURING 3 BIRDS IN RINGS AND FELLOW AT THE BASE

WELL USED SILVER PLATE CARD RECEIVING DISH WITH FOLDED LEFT CORNER,
ARROWS, AND FLOWERS RICHLY EMBOSSED


 

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Sample books and brochures were carried by traveling salesmen who represented one or more card maker.  A man could make a nice living during the height of the Victorian era selling the cards.  Below are some images of Sample Books and Pocket Cases from various printers during the 1870-90 period.

This is a Sample Album from The Ohio Card Co, Cadiz, OH

 This is a sample pocket case from the Ohio Card Company in Columbus OH

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Image should be large enough to read the fine print of these VERY entertaining pieces

This is a NEW POCKET SAMPLE CASE from the Columbus Card Company - Columbus, OH

This is a POCKET SAMPLE CASE from the OHIO CARD COMPANY - CADIZ, OH

This is a NEW POCKET SAMPLE FOLDER No 1 from the RAY CARD COMPANY - NORTH HAVEN, CONN

This is a tri-fold brochure of calling card SAMPLES FROM ESSEX CARD WORKS - IVORYTON, CONN

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