Victorian Trade Card - Willimantic Spool Cotton - Owl - W. R. Kelley, Wesleyville, Erie County, Pennsylvania
This is an original Victorian trade card for Willimantic Spool Cotton, showing a winking owl with a spool of thread around its neck and another in a claw.
The back has advertising for the thread, and information on the dealer, W. R. Kelley, dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Wesleyville, Erie Co., Pa.
It measures 2 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches and is in good shape. The colors are vibrant and it has little wear. The right edge has been trimmed at some point, and you can see on the front image where the ink from the next printed copy transferred to the front of this card. Still a fun image.
Please note that the images include our watermark, you will receive the original trade card, which of course has no watermark. It will be shipped in a stiff mailer for protection.