1911 Any Confectionery (E-UNC) / Felix Mendelsohn Prototype Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Size||1 7/8″ x 3 3/8″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1911 Any Confectionery (E-UNC) / Felix Mendelsohn Prototype Overview
These rare 1911 cards are largely unknown to collectors today. In fact, as of 2015, Heritage Auctions said there are only three known in existence. Heritage calls them Mendelsohn Prototype cards.
The cards are plain in appearance with only a black and white picture of a player, his name, and team at the bottom. The 1911 year is also printed at least giving us an idea of when these were likely printed.
This set was apparently supposed to be used by many different companies like those two were. That is evident by the backs. They stated that a picture would be given with every five-cent purchase of Any Confectionery products. Another stamp at one edge reads, “National Circulation System” and “Dubuque, Iowa.” It isn’t clear if ‘Any Confectionery’ was the name of a specific store or simply that any confectionery product was counted in the offer, though the latter seems more likely.
1911 Any Confectionery (E-UNC) / Felix Mendelsohn Prototype Checklist
In addition to the Archer card pictured here, one of the other three identified to date appears to be Solly Hofman. However, I have not seen additional information on the third.
- James Archer
- Solly Hofman