‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||T330-2 Piedmont Art Stamps
|Size||1 7/16″ x 2 5/8″
|Number in Set
T330-2 Piedmont Art Stamps Overview
The T330 Piedmont Art Poster stamps set included seven different series, including a baseball series, T330-2. Other series included stamps of animals, birds, fish, flags, soldiers, and nations.
Fronts included that imagery from the T205 issue with the Piedmont Art Stamps name and a white border around the edges. Meanwhile, the backs included a special offer. In exchange for 25 Piedmont coupons, the company would send the collector a Piedmont album for their stamps.
These stamps were created by the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company. Coupons for the album redemption program were to be sent to them at a New York address before the expiration date of June 30, 1915.
As stated on the back, a total of 100 cards were included in the set. However, more than that have already been discovered. While a number larger than indicated is included in the set checklist, though, these are quite rare with even low-grade commons typically earning more than $100.
While classified as a tobacco issue, the set could also go under the S-Card classification since is a stamp set.
Classifications and Similarities
A total of seven different series’ are known and are designed as follows in the American Card Catalog:
- Series 1 (T330-1): Animals (50 total)
- Series 2 (T330-2): Baseball (advertised as 100 total but more)
- Series 3 (T330-3) Birds (50 total)
- Series 4 (T330-4) Fish (25 total)
- Series 5 (T330-5) Flags (150 total)
- Series 6 (T330-6): Soldiers (50 total)
- Series 7 (T330-7) Types of Nations (25 total)
As the T202 Hassan Triple Folders set did, the baseball stamps utilized the artwork from the T205 gold border set. But what many collectors don’t know is that the subjects on the other stamps were taken from other tobacco card series’ as well.
Below are the tobacco card pictures that are affiliated with each series.
|T330 Series||Tobacco Card Affiliation|
|T330-1 – Animals||N25|
|T330-2 – Baseball||T205|
|T330-3 – Birds||N23|
|T330-4 – Fish||T58|
|T330-5 – Flags||T59|
|T330-6 – Soldiers||T80|
|T330-7 – Types of Nations||T113|