Thursday, December 19, 2013

1910 Halley's Comet Chocolate Cards in the new issue of Bookin'!

Set of 6 Halley's Comet Chocolate Cards. 
Stollwerck: 1910

A set of six cards promoting Stollwerck chocolate, featuring humorous views of Halley's Comet. Each card has a humorous, if doggerel, German verse on the back relating to the scene on the front of the card: a happy comet riding a bike, a happy comet making wine, a shy comet hiding behind a cloud as an astronomer peers at her throug his telescope, an angry comet chasing a man and woman, a happy comet raining a star shower on a group of umbrellaed onlookers, and a happy comet on a bike being chased down the road by a German soldier, complete with pickelhaube helmet. Quite wonderful. Stollwerck, a leading German chocolate manufacturer, was founded in 1839 and was the second largest producer of chocolate on the United States by 1900. 

Six cards. 2"x3.5". Minor soil, one card creased. [39881] $100 

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