‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||H804-39 Duke’s Cigarettes Cameo Studies Trade Cards
|Size||2 15/16″ x 3 15/16″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
H804-39 Duke’s Cigarettes Cameo Studies Trade Cards Overview
This set is part of the baseball comic series of trade cards. Noted collector Frank Keetz assigned it the designation used in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards 3rd Edition.”
The scarce set includes silhouetted females in a variety of baseball scenes. The border is a wood grain one, seemingly depicting a baseball bat. Each card has the ‘Cameo Studies’ name at the top and a caption at the bottom. Cameo Studies was a Duke Cigarettes brand so this can be considered both a tobacco card issue and a trade card of sorts. Because of that, I have listed it in both the N-Card and H-Card sections of this site.
Backs of the cards were interesting. They featured an advertisement for the Cameo Studies brand and talked about how other, older cigarette makers were copying their product. The cards went on to mention that those brands were essentially stealing the Cameo sliding box. Cameo notes, though, that those brands still have more work to do in improving the quality of their paper, tobacco, and workmanship. Cameo cigarettes were sold ten for five cents or 20 for ten cents.
These cards are rare and not easily found.
H804-39 Duke’s Cigarettes Cameo Studies Trade Cards Checklist
- Bat Rest
- Centre Field
- Dudeana Batter
- Dudeana Pitcher
- Got Swift Ball
- High Ball
- Lost Ball
- O, My