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