F-Cards (Food) / J-Cards (Soda) / K-Cards (Coffee)

Introduction

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F-Cards represent issues from various food companies. These are mostly later issues that came out after companies discovered the fascination of collectors with candy and tobacco products.

Several issues are not traditional cards, either. The Dixie Lids cards, for example, are actually the lids/tops of ice cream products. The Kellogg’s Pep Stamps are miniature, perforated pictures. The Wheaties Panels are actually the oversized pictures on old Wheaties boxes. Despite that, many of these products have become collectible over the years.

F-Cards come in all shapes and sizes. One unique issue is the 1932 Astra/Sanella set, which was a German multi-sport issue. It covers numerous sports, is larger in size than most issues, and was printed on thin stock for two brands of margarine.

One interesting note is that while the Sweetman Company cards were classified as a food issue (F50), that is possibly a misclassification as it was learned that they were a manufacturer of wax candies. They could have also produced food/ice cream but no evidence of that has never been found.

Some beverages held a separate designation in the American Card Catalog. Others in this section include J-Cards (Soda) and K-Cards (Coffee) as well as any other types of beverage items not elsewhere classified.

Cataloged F/J/K-Card Sets

1937 and 1938 F7 Dixie Lids (Multi-Sport)
1937 and 1938 F7 Dixie Lids Premiums (Multi-Sport)
F50 Harrington Ice Cream
F50 Sweetman Company
F50 Tharp Ice Cream
F50 Yuengling Ice Cream
F52 Fro-Joy Babe Ruth (with Premium)
F273-27 Pep Cereal Sports Stamps (Kellogg’s)
FC59 Honey Boy Ice Cream (International)
1930s F278-50 Post Cereal Famous North Americans (Multi–Sport)
1893 K-4 Arbuckles Coffee Sports and Pastimes of Nations (Multi-Sport)

Beverages (Uncatalogued)

1930 Blue Ribbon Malt Cubs and White Sox
1931 Blue Ribbon Malt Cubs and White Sox
1933 Blue Bird Grape Soda Babe Ruth
1920s Blue Bird Soda Blotter
1922 Cafe du Monde Coffee (W573)
Great Atlantic and Japan Tea Company Trade Card
H804-33 Baseball Comics – Gold Medal Coffee Trade Cards
H804-38 Baseball Comics – An Accurate Barometer (John E. Mills Coffee Insert)
1916 Indianapolis Brewing M101-4
1930s Knickerbocker Beer Yankees Premium
McLaughlin Coffee XXXX America Baseball Trade Card
1886 McLaughlin Coffee XXXX Calendar Trade Card
1894 McLaughlin Coffee XXXX Paper Dolls (Multi-Sport)
1929 Nu Grape / Nu Icy Philadelphia Athletics Premium
1939 Piel’s Beer Coasters (Multi-Sport)
1913 Voskamp’s Coffee

Cereal (Uncatalogued)

1936 Grape Nuts Dizzy Dean Photo Premium and Winners Prizes
1938 Lew Fonseca Kellogg’s Baseball School Panels
1934 Quaker Oats Babe Ruth Flip Movie Book
1934 Quaker Oats Babe Ruth Premium
Wheaties Panels (Multi-Sport)
1932 Wheaties Babe Ruth Flip Book
1932 Wheaties Minneapolis Millers Photos
1937 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Day Columbus Red Birds Team Photo Premium
1939 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Kansas City Blues Team Photo Premium
1939 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Louisville Colonels Team Photo Premium
1937 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Milwaukee Brewers Team Photo Premium
1938 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Minneapolis Millers Team Photo Premium
1939 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night St. Paul Saints Team Photo Premium
1937 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Tulsa Oilers Team Photo Premium
1938 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Tulsa Oilers Team Photo Premium
1939 Wheaties Radio Appreciation Night Tulsa Oilers Team Photo Premium
1933 Wheaties Skippy (Multi-Sport)

Dairy (Uncatalogued)

1932 Astra Margarine (Multi-Sport/International)
1934 Blue Valley Butter Blotter
1924 Crescent Ice Cream Hanbury Baseball (International)
1925 Holland Creameries Washington Senators (International)
1932 Sanella Margarine (Multi-Sport/International)
1916 Tango Eggs
1919-21 (W514) Hendlers Ice Cream

Snacks (Uncataloged)

1936 Allen’s Sports and Flags of Nations (Multi-Sport/International)
1920 Peggy’s Popcorn and Food Products (International)
1920-21 H.A. Robinson / Robinson Cruso Salted Peanuts (W514)

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