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Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 pm
by peanut740
Maher & Grosh did all kinds of marketing of there knives over the years.They did catalogs.Ads in magazines,post cards,Victorian trade cards,etc.Here are a few Victorian trade cards.They are a few of a set of 12 "One Hundred years hence They were not exclusively used by Maher & Grosh, has other companies had also.Photos are of front and back.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:20 pm
by peanut740
Another.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm
by espn77
That's cool Roger, Its funny there view of how we would be flying. Not to far off.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:45 pm
by peanut740
A couple more. They all have the same ad on the back.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm
by peanut740
Here are some a little different.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:49 pm
by peanut740
Another.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:54 pm
by peanut740
One more for now.At one time Maher & Grosh had at least a few salesman. The G F Woodruff may have been a traveling drummer for Maher & Grosh. I've seen his stamp on a few cards.This one has prices written on it.I believe these agents were in the earlier era of the company.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:25 pm
by peanut740
Some came in various sizes.This one is an advertisement for G.W.Whitney,Hubbard Oregon. Notice the abbreviation for Oregon, Ogn.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:29 pm
by peanut740
Another smaller,for Wm.Benham Fairview, Oregon.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:33 pm
by peanut740
Another,this one for J.Wolfe,Lewisburg, Pa.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:35 pm
by peanut740
This one for Chas.S.Beach,Bennington, Vt.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:40 pm
by peanut740
They also had bookmarks.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:45 pm
by peanut740
Then I have come across ones that didn't have pictures of knives.

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:29 pm
by philco
Cool 8) ::tu::

Re: Ephemera

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:44 pm
by espn77
Roger, where do you date most of these at?