This complete set of circa 1910 Piedmont tobacco “Life of Rip Van Winkle” premiums are one of the rarest and most unusual of all 1910 nonsport tobacco-card sets. These are so rare they are virtually unknown in the nonsport card-collecting field, but were known by Jefferson Burdick, as he assigned them a catalog number in the American Card Catalog.
This exceptionally colorful premium set was issued to promote the Piedmont tobacco brand. Each card features an extremely colorful and detailed lithographic scene relating to the myth of Rip Van Winkle, with a package of Piedmont Smoking Tobacco superimposed in the foreground of the illustration. The back of each card features a brief synopsis of the legendary story.
Album by babybingbaseball. 1 - 10 of 10 Total. 46 Visits.
enlarge 131KB, 403x640 1 "The Catskill Mountains"
enlarge 141KB, 409x640 2 "Rip's Home Life"
enlarge 144KB, 406x640 3 "Rip at the Old Inn"
enlarge 151KB, 410x640 4 "Rip Leaving Home"
enlarge 157KB, 405x640 5 "Rip Meets a Gnome"
enlarge 160KB, 408x640 6 "Rip Among the Gnomes"
enlarge 153KB, 407x640 7 "Rip Falls Asleep"
enlarge 156KB, 405x640 8 "Rip Wakes Up"
enlarge 141KB, 410x640 9 "Rip Returns to the Village"
enlarge 154KB, 411x640 10 "Rip Finds His Son and Daughter"