Montana / Gold Mine

Donaldson Bros., NY

Arbuckles Ariosa Coffee , New York

Victorian Trading cards date mostly from 1870s-1900s. People would collect the cards and paste them into Scrapbooks. Heavy paper stock was used when printing these and they are stamp cut chromolithographs and were collected for their beauty. The cards were used during the Victorian period for advertising products or services. Shipping price on all these pieces are a dollar and sent thru the USPS unless you want them sent certified mail.

Unknown
Published between the 1870's and 1900's
Chromolithograph
5" x 3" paper size
Condition: C - some area missing. though great image

  • Price: $0.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)