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|The pictures below show larger front and back views of this Colorful Old Clark's Mile End Spool Cotton Thread Advertising Premium Victorian Trade Card. The advertising card is not dated but it is believed to be from the 1800s. It has a child tripping an adult with some strong thread from a spool. It is marked on the two sides as follows:|
SPOOL COTTON 30
BEXT SIX CORD.
ALL NUMBERS FROM NO. 8 TO 100.
THE COLORS ARE ESPECIALLY DYED TO MATCH
ALL SHADES OF DRESS GOODS AND CAN BE USED
INSTEAD OF SILK BY DRESS MAKERS AND FAMILIES.
THE BLACK IS STRONG AND SMOOTH AND OF THE
PUREST DYE. IT WILL RETAIN ITS VERY
DEEP BLACK HUE AS LONG AS SILK FABRICS. THE WHITE, BLACK AND COLORED
IS THE STANDARD FOR USE UPON ALL
DONALDSON BROTHERS, FIVE POINTS, N.Y.
The advertising trade card measures about 4-1/2'' x 2-3/4''. It appears to be in excellent condition. There is an upper rigt corner crease and some very light age discoloration on the back as pictured.
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