Sunday, February 06, 2011

Trade Card: Red Star Compressed Yeast


"Chums"

Here is a trade card for RED STAR Compressed Yeast Co. Victorian children are featured on front, adorned in their Winter best. According to the caption, the little girl and boy are "Chums." Can you say ADORABLE!



"Red Star Compressed Yeast Premiums"

Like many companies of the time, Red Star had a premiums program. The back of the trade card provides instructions for obtaining premiums:

"Labels must be attached to original Tin Foil Wrappers taken from Red Star Compressed Yeast. They will be accepted in exchange for premiums at our local office, or by our representative, and may also be redeemed through your grocer."

By collecting labels and tin foil wrappers, one could save up to get the following: Knives, Forks, Spoons, Creamers, Sugar Bowls, Bon Bon Dishes, Cups, Carvers, Table Linen, Embroidery, Scarfs, etc.

For a history of Red Star, click HERE.

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