(5 3/4 x 3 In) This is an original antique The Great American Tea Co. trade card from the 1800s. It shows a Victorian boy sailing in a giant eggshell, "Becalmed".
"January Greeting, 1886. Again we offer to our Friends and Customers, our twenty-sixth yearly greeting and sincerely thank them for their patronage in the past, and trust to merit their continued confidence in the future. It has always been and shall be our aim to make each and every sale a sure guarantee for future business. We ask one and all of our customers to send in their orders at once and procure one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL CALENDARS ever issued, entitled, "The Great American Tea Co.'s Floral Calendar." One of these Beautiful Floral Calendars given away with every $1.00 worth of Tea or Coffee in orders of $20.00 and upwards. Don't miss it.
The Chance of a Life-Time! WEBSTER'S Unabridged Dictionary, a Library in itself given away with only $40.00 orders. An Invaluable companion at every Fireside. A Fine Gold Watch Stem Winder, with a $100.00 order. ~ We await your favors which shall receive our prompt attention. Respectfully yours, THE GREAT AMERICAN TEA CO., Importers, Coffee Roasters & Packers, 31 & 33 Vesey Street, P. O. Box 289, New York."
The card is in FAIR condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, general stains, several creases, minor paper loss on the back side.
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