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Wheat Bitters Victorian Trade Cards



Here's a Click to view photo picture of Wheat Bitters bottle with label-only (don't think there were any embossed examples).

List of trade cards:

  1. Wheat Bitters / People dancing around bottle Click to view photo For Sale
    Very early Advertising Trade Card (probably 1870-80) that shows Victorian dressed people dancing around a bottle of "Wheat Bitters". Caption on front reads "Wheat Bitters, A True Temperance Tonic is Found, Hurrah!" Temperance means it is alcohol-free, which is rare for a Bitters. Full advertising on back. Approx 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and is in very good condition with some stains and bent corners but no tears. For Sale $10.

  2. Wheat Bitters / People dancing around bottle
    Same as card above. In very good condition with four spots of paper loss on back in each corner where card was glued. Missing small piece of border on top left corner. Picture in excellent condition.

  3. Wheat Bitters / Bringing bottle to Greek Statue Click to view photo
    Very early Advertising Trade Card (probably 1870-80) that shows a Greek style scene where a man is bringing a bottle to a sitting statue with outstretched hand. Caption on front reads "Take it - thy aches and ills shall vanish". Full advertising on back, which partly reads "Wheat Bitters Cures Malaria ... enabling it to build up, strengthen, and vitalize the entire system, thus enabling it to resist the insidious attacks of Malaria, Fever and Ague, Intermittent Fever, and all diseases arising from the miasmatic influences." Approx 3" x 5 1/8". Excellent condition with a top left corner crease.

  4. Wheat Bitters / Angels with wagon and bottle Click to view photo
    Shows kid angel driving a wagon pulled by two dogs with two angel kids following. They are carrying a large bottle of Wheat Bitters in the wagon. Back has advertising text.

  5. Wheat Bitters / Angels with wagon and bottle Click to view photo
    Front shows family sitting around table under tree; bottle of product on table. Little girl is hugging her daddy. Back has advertising text. Very fine condition.

  6. Wheat Bitters / Angels with wagon and bottle Click to view photo
    Front shows couple in canoe with bottle of product. Back has advertising text. Excellent condition with just some age stains, most noticeable on back.


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