(Van Houten Cacao- Dutch Chocolate- Victorian Trade card set- set of 6 cards)
Printed 19th century, Europe (likely 1880'2-90's)
Rare antique color lithographed transformation trade card.
English language text on verso.
The woman is normal when drinking a cheap imitation hot cocoa, but smiling happy when it is van Houten.
Overall the card remain clean & very attractive- someone long ago used a piece of tape to reinforce the folding flap- this is visible in the scan- as it has likely been there for a very long time, the card will keep this same nice appearance for a very long time.
An exceedingly uncommon and pleasing old transformation card from the late 19th century. Please inspect scanned images closely- any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These pictures form a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study them carefully- they are better than words. We will send the actual antique items shown.
[note: We grade very conservatively. We are doing our best to show & describe this set so you are happy when it arrives. We are not trying to mislead you or mis-represent the items- what you see is what you will receive].
A wonderful set that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
All cards measure c. 2 7/8" W x 6 1/4" H.