E-Cards (Candy)

Introduction

e95-devlinJennings Koester BreadE-Cards consist of cards representing numerous candy and caramel companies.

After the T-Cards, E-Cards are probably the most popular card designation. There are not only many E-Card issues, but some very significant sets. The two most popular, perhaps, are the E90-1 American Caramel release and the E145 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack cards.

Companies printing these cards often used many of the same images, likely to help save the time and expenses necessary to produce new ones. For that reason, some of the E-Card sets look alike and are distinguished by their backs.

Those backs, by the way, sometimes contained checklists of the entire set when it was feasible. Several of these sets were limited to under 50 cards and having the checklist on the cards when they were produced certainly was a help to collectors when the cards were first released. Some other backs don’t list the entire checklist, but do state how many cards were in the set. And in the case of some, like the E90 American Caramel set, the number advertised was not accurate.

In addition to the numerous candy/caramel cards categorized by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog, several unreported sets exist as well, which are presented at the bottom. Some of these sets were even cards printed on the exterior of boxes and were perhaps even left out intentionally since they were not traditional cards.

Earlier E-Cards were generally colorful lithographs while later ones often used real, but black and white, images.

Catalogued Issues

1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel
1910 E90-2 American Caramel
1910 E90-3 American Caramel
1908 E91-A American Caramel
1909 E91-B American Caramel
1910 E91-C American Caramel
1909 E92 Croft Candy/Cocoa, Dockman, Nadja
1910 E93 Standard Caramel
1911 E94 Blome’s Chocolates
1911 E94 Close Candy
1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel
1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel
1909 E97 Briggs
1910 E98 Anonymous Set of 30/Unknown
1910 E98 Old Put Cigar
1910 E99 Bishop and Company Pacific Coast League
1911 E100 Bishop and Company Pacific Coast League
1909 E101 Anonymous Set of 50/Unknown
1909 E102 Anonymous Set of 25/Unknown
1910 E103 Williams Caramel
1910 E104 Nadja
1910 E105 Mello-Mint
1915 E106 American Caramel
1903-04 E107 Breisch-Williams
1922 E120 American Caramel
1921-22 E121 American Caramel
1922 E122 American Caramel
1923 E123 Curtis Ireland
1910 E125 American Caramel – Die-Cut Cards
1927 E126 American Caramel
1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy Candy
1912 E136 Collins-McCarthy Home Run Kisses
1911-38 E136/137 Zeenuts (Collins-McCarthy)
1914 E145 Cracker Jack
1915 E145 Cracker Jack
1927 E210 York Caramels
1921-23 E220 National Caramel
1910 E221 Bishop and Company – Team Cards
1910 E222 AWH Caramels Virginia State League
1888 E223 G&B Gum
1914 E224 Texas Tommy (Cardinet)
1921 E253 Oxford Confectionery
E254 Colgan’s Chips
E270-1 Colgan’s Chips
E270-2 Colgan’s Chips
1910 E271 Darby
1933 E285 Rittenhouse
1910 E286 Ju-Ju Drums
1912 E300 Plow’s Candy Collection

Uncatalogued Issues

1910 All Star Base-ball Candy
1911 Any Confectionery / Felix Mendelsohn Prototypes
1920s Babe Ruth Home Run Candy Club Membership Card
1912 Baseball Bats Candy
1911 Big Eater
1928 George Ruth Candy Company
1887 H.D.S. & Co. / Scrapps Die-Cuts
1922 Henry A. Johnson Confectioner
1912 J=K Candy
1922 Keating Candy
1927-28 La Mallorquina Caramels (International)
1929 Leader Novelty Candy
1922 Lou Gertenrich Candy
1917 MacRobertson’s Sports of the World (Multi-Sport/International)
1910 Orange Borders
1921 Schapira Brothers Candy Babe Ruth
1922 Schapira Brothers Big Show Candy
1921 Shotwell Manufacturing Company
1928 Star Player Candy
1929 Star Player Candy
1910s W.T Crane’s Lemon Drops Gus Williams
1922 Witmor Candy

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