1910 Turkey Red Automobile Series Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Turkey Red Automobile Series (T37)
Year 1910
Size 2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1910 Turkey Red Automobile Series Set Overview

This unique series featured 50 early automobile types. They were issued for Turkey Red’s Turkish Cigarettes.

The cards are a bit similar to the famous T36 Auto-Drivers set. However, they are different in that they feature specific automobiles as opposed to named drivers. The subjects found in these cards are generic.

Card fronts include color images of vehicles with thin white borders. The name of the specific card is also included.

Backs are very different than most tobacco cards you will see. They include not only a full checklist of the cards, something that often appeared primarily on early caramel cards. Additionally, they have a bold red Turkey Red Turkish Cigarettes advertisement.

This set often causes confusion among collectors. Some believe it to be an auto racing set while others consider it to merely be a set of vehicles for non-racing purposes. The set is really a bit of a mix of both. Some cards are very much ones depicting traditional automobiles with full backseats and passengers that clearly are not racing. Others are very much racing cards with drivers looking like the typical early auto racing drivers of years past.

Collectors will recognize many popular car brands from this set, including Mercedes, Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Ford, and more.

Demand for these cards is increasing. Low-grade cards typically sell in the $5-$10 range but the more popular brands or tougher cards from the set can start at $20-$30 each.

1910 Turkey Red Automobile Series Set Checklist

  1. Acme Racer
  2. Alco
  3. Apperson
  4. Baker Electric
  5. Benz-Racer
  6. Buick
  7. Cadillac
  8. Chadwick Racer
  9. Chalmers-Detroit
  10. Corbin
  11. De Dietrich
  12. Fiat-Racer
  13. Ford
  14. Franklin
  15. Gaeth
  16. Haynes
  17. Hotchkiss Racer
  18. Hudson
  19. Isotta-Racer
  20. Knox
  21. Lancia
  22. Locomobile
  23. Lozier
  24. Matheson
  25. Maxwell
  26. Mercedes Racer
  27. Mitchell
  28. Moline
  29. National
  30. Oldsmobile
  31. Packard-Tourist
  32. Palmer-Singer
  33. Panhard
  34. Peerless
  35. Pierce-Arrow
  36. Pope-Hartford
  37. Premier
  38. Pullman Racer
  39. Rainier
  40. Rambler
  41. Renault
  42. Reo
  43. Simplex
  44. Stearns Racer
  45. Stevens Duryea
  46. Stoddard-Dayton Racer
  47. Studebaker
  48. Thomas
  49. White Steamer
  50. Winton

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