1920s Weber Baking Mystic Colored Pictures Set (D134) and Checklist

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Title Weber Baking Mystic Colored Pictures (D134)
Year 1920s
Size 3 1/8″ x 5 5/8″
Images Color
Type Bakery
Number in Set
50 (?)

1920s Weber Baking Mystic Colored Pictures Set (D134) Overview

D134 Weber Colored Pictures GolfD134 Weber Colored Pictures BaseballThis unique set features color pictures with a focus on hidden images in them.

The cards were distributed by Irvington, N.J. based Weber Baking for their Pullman and Onist Milk Bread products. Cards were packaged with those loaves of bread for only a two-month period. The short duration of their distribution helps explain their rarity today. Weber called these ‘Mystic Colored Pictures’ at the tops of the back of the cards.

The cards are cataloged today as D134 but that classification was not mentioned in the American Card Catalog. The cards, apparently, were unknown to that book’s author, Jefferson Burdick, at the time.

The set mostly featured mythical figures from fairy tales but also had some generic subjects as well. These large cards are close to postcard-sized. Fronts included a color picture along with a description at the bottom of the scene and the object to be found. The hidden images were sketched items hidden in the backgrounds on the cards. The images were drawn by the Apt. Litho Company of New York. Backs included the Weber name as well as the bread name and the distribution time period. The cards are not numbered.

While most of the cards are not sports-related there are handful of cards that feature sports, including baseball, golf, and to a lesser degree, hunting. The baseball and golf cards are obviously the feature.

It should be noted that while I have been able to catalog 50 cards in this set, it is unknown if that comprises the complete set. Prior checklisting efforts elsewhere have included fewer cards.

1920s Weber Baking Mystic Colored Pictures Set (D134) Checklist

  1. Aladdin
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Black Sheep
  4. Camel
  5. Cat and the Fiddle
  6. Chickens with Golden Eggs
  7. Cinderella
  8. Crooked Man
  9. Dog Chasing Cat
  10. Fox and the Squirrel
  11. Ginger Boy Brown
  12. Golf with Lost Caddy (Golf)
  13. Goosey, Goosey Gander
  14. Hansel and Gretel
  15. Hit and Run (Baseball)
  16. House that Jack Built
  17. Humpty Dumpty
  18. Jack and the Beanstalk
  19. Jack and Jill (catching a frog)
  20. Jack and Jill (up the hill)
  21. Jack Spray’s Pig
  22. Lion and the Mouse
  23. Little Boy Blue
  24. Little Jack Horner
  25. Little Jonny (sp.) Wade
  26. Little Red Riding Hood
  27. Man Hunting Ducks
  28. Man Hunting in the Jungle
  29. Mary and the Lamb
  30. Mermaids
  31. Mouse and the Clock
  32. Old King Cole
  33. Old Mother Hubbard
  34. Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
  35. Pat-a-Cake / Baker’s Man
  36. (Peter) Pan
  37. Peter Pumpkin Eater
  38. Pied Piper
  39. Queen of Hearts
  40. Rip Van Winkle
  41. Robinson Crusoe
  42. Rockabye Baby
  43. Sheriff
  44. Simple Simon
  45. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  46. Three Bears
  47. Three Indians
  48. Tom the Piper’s Son
  49. Tortoise and the Hare
  50. Young Prince (and Sleeping Beauty)

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