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Arbuckle Brothers Coffee Co.

Arbuckle Brothers Coffee Co.


The Arbuckle Coffee Company was founded by John and Charles Arbuckle, originally of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The brothers relocated to New York in 1881, where they patented their coffee roasting machine. Previously, most coffee beans were roasted in the home and beans were sold green. The Arbuckles roasted coffee on an industrial scale and sealed the beans with an egg and sugar mixture. They were sold in one-pound packages and quickly became popular nationwide, but particularly with cowboy outfits in the American West.

In the 1880s, the Company began to include trade cards with their coffee, small cards that advertised the company on one side and included a pleasing lithographic image on the other. The Arbuckle cards were integral in making “trade” cards into “trading” cards, as the Arbuckle cards were released in numbered series. Customers were encouraged to collect complete sets and to trade duplicates. Many of the series included maps, including a state series, a city series, and a world series.



1

1889 - Austro-Hungary

  • $9.99

Decorative map from this famous series of trade cards.


2

1889 - Russia

  • $9.99

Decorative map from this famous series of trade cards.


3

1889 - Persia

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing indigenous scenes.


4

1889 - Connecticut

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map of Connecticut from this famous series. The map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Hardware Manufacturing, Pivot lathes and making steel springs. Includes population statistics.


5

1889 - Rhode Island

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Locomotives and Newport R.I. Includes population statistics.


6

1889 - Delaware

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Iron Ship Building and Peaches. Includes population statistics.


7

1889 - West Virginia

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Oil refinery. Includes population statistics.


8

1889 - Mississippi

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Paddlewheeler, sweet potatoes and cotton. Includes population statistics.


9

1889 - Arkansas

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Lumber Sawmill and Cotton Gin. Includes population statistics.


10

1889 - Tennessee

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignettes.


11

1889 - Illinois

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignettes.


12

1889 - Indiana

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignettes.


13

1889 - Ohio

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Wool raising and the Garfield Monument. Includes population statistics.


14

1889 - Utah

  • $9.99

Decorative and unusual trading card map from this famous series. Map is surrounded by decorative vignette, showing Great Salt Lake and Mormon Temple. Includes population statistics.


15

1889 - Guiana

  • $9.99

Decorative map from this famous series of trade cards.