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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 09, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This rare card was issu ed by the GRIDLEY DAIRY Company ( which servic ed the Milwaukee area) as a premium advertising their Gridleys Sweet Cream Butter. It is one from a series of 48 cards entitl ed , " Heroes of History". I have not been able to find this series list ed in any reference guide that I am aware of including Burdick's American Card Catalogue or any of the Benjamin / Eckes Sports American Non-Sports Guides. Because of this I have not been able to find an exact date of issue for these cards. I have always assum ed that they were issu ed sometime during the 1920-30's, but that is just speculation on my part. The front of the card uses identical images that the American Tobacco Company us ed in it's 1910 Hassan Cigarettes Heroes of History series that Burdick list ed as series T68 in his American Card Catalogue. It features a colorful portrait of one of the various Heroes of History from the series. The back of each card is number ed and features various advertising for Gridley products, and each one states at the bottom "A Picture With Every Pound". Some of the cards in the series do mention that their was an album available that the child could glue the cards in to display their collection. This particular card is number 21 in the series and features BENJAMIN FRANKLIN . is some information i found about him on the internet:

. Benjamin Franklin (January 17
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