March 2018 Non-sport Acquisitions

by cnangle - 16 cards (Last updated on Mar. 17, 2018)

1. 1892 McLaughlin Coffee Scenes in Japan (K53) #NNO Japanese Musician

This set is not really my thing. I purchased it because it was the first trade card I saw at the end of a long day of antiquing. They might grow on me...or they end up in trade.

2. 1892 McLaughlin Coffee Scenes in Japan (K53) #NNO Japanese Bed

Just looking at them sleep on the floor makes my hips hurt. Maybe it's too many nights sleeping on the ground while I was in the Army.

I appreciate my pillow top mattress.

3. 1892 McLaughlin Coffee Scenes in Japan (K53) #NNO Japanese Siesta

More uncomfortable sleep. She needs to call the "My Pillow" guy. Do they really use those in Japan?

4. 1894 McLaughlin Coffee Actors and Actresses (K60) #10 Ellen Terry

The last of my March 17th purchases and my first 19th Century actress card. I've uploaded so many actors and actress checklists and did so many PID associations of them that I actually knew who she was when I saw this card.

This card has some surface loss (looks worse in the scan), but I think I'll keep it. If nothing else, it makes all the work doing PID associations worthwhile.

5. 1889 McLaughlin Coffee War Ship Series (K65) #NNO A Torpedo Boat

I've been looking for an example from this series for a couple months now. I found this one going through a box of postcards at an antique store.

I think I let out a small yelp of excitement when I found it. For $2 I don't even mind that its missing a little piece of the corner.

6. 1889 Arbuckle's Coffee Cooking (K2) #42 Black Bass

This is an interesting series. The back of the card actually contains recipes using the subject on the front. Purchased this one for $2 at the Old Rooster Antique store in Rochester, MN.

7. 1893 Arbuckle's Coffee Sports and Pastimes of all Nations (K4) #26 Chili

I'm a huge fan of Arbuckle's Coffee cards. They have several series that have great artwork and interesting write-ups on the back. I wish this card was in better shape, but for $1 I'm not complaining. I hope I look as good when I'm 125 years old.

Purchased in Stewartville, MN.

8. 1891 Arbuckle's Coffee Views From a Trip Around the World (K8) #32 Brussels, Belgium

Another Arbuckle's card from the same antique store in Stewartville. I won't intentionally try and complete all of the Arbuckle's sets, but I would like at least an example of each in my collection.

9. 1889 Arbuckle's Coffee Principle Nations of the World (K3) #90 Ecuador

I didn't know they made rubber in Ecuador. Card collecting is educational.

10. 1889 Arbuckle's Coffee Principle Nations of the World (K3) #67 Greece

This is the best of the Arbuckles cards I bought this month. I really like the artwork and scene depicted on the front.



Mar. 7, 2018 - 9:30PM

Yeah, I don't get the joke on the Arbuckle card either.  But the Columbus cards are beauties. Especially the Salamanca one.  Nice pick-ups.

Mar. 7, 2018 - 10:30PM
Billy Kingsley

I'm also not finding the satire card very funny. Maybe they were more easily amused back then? I like the back much better- I enjoy seeing old buildings, which probably weren't that old back then!

Mar. 18, 2018 - 12:45AM

I like the musician card, mainly because of the unusual stringed instrument she is playing.

Mar. 18, 2018 - 9:18AM

Wow. Great list. The Columbus cards are amazing. 

Mar. 18, 2018 - 7:48PM

I'm also really liking the Columbus cards. I'm still trying to figure out where my interest lies in regards to 19th tobacco and trade cards, but this Columbus series is on my short-list of sets to complete.

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