S-Cards (Silks/Stamps)

Introduction

S74 Cobb.jpg

S-Cards are silk or stamp issues. The American Card Catalog really just uses this designation for silks but I have added stamp issues here as well. Some collectors classify those as ST-Cards.

Silk issues were unique items generally packaged with tobacco products and exactly what they sound like – items made of swatches of silk. The stamps, however, are not necessarily stamps as we think of them in the traditional sense.

Most silks were printed in the 1912-1915 range, as Jefferson Burdick indicated in his American Card Catalog. However, earlier silks are known to exist as well, dating back to the late 1800s.

The term stamps can refer to actual stamps. However, they are often also referred to as small stamp-like cutouts of paper or cardboard – not necessarily postage stamps with a backing that allowed you to affix the item to something else. The Rinkeydink Stamps, for example, were merely small cutouts from a section in a newspaper.

The stamps that were newspaper cutouts are not merely pictures of players. While their collectability may be debated, the reason they have become sought after is because they were deemed stamps or types of items designed to be cut out in the newspaper. The 1936 Newspaper Sport Stamps, for example, had an outline in the shape of a postage stamp and had the printing ‘Sport Stamp’ on them. It is obvious that they were designed to be cut out of the newspapers as opposed to a standard picture.

Sets

1912 Baseball Player Stamps
1912 Baseball and
Celebrity Stamps
S74 Cobb.jpg
1909-10 Baseball Silks
(S74)
12RST 03 Collins.jpg
1912 Boston Red Sox
Tattoos
SC12 Canadian Miscellany Baseball
Canadian Miscellany
Silks (SC12)
1937 Caribbean Games Baseball Stamp
1937 Caribbean Games /
Nicaragua Baseball Stamps
1938 Panama Stamp Baseball
1938 Caribbean Games /
Panama Stamps
39 Centennial Stamp 17 Collins.jpg
1939 Centennial of Baseball
Stamps

1939 Centennial of Baseball
Postage Stamp
S23_Rochester.jpeg
1910s College Yell Silks
(S23)
1935 Colombia Olympics Stamp - Baseball
1935 Colombia Olympics
Stamps
Eureka College Stamp
1915 Eureka College
Stamps
1934 Far East Games Baseball Stamp
1934 Far Eastern
Games Stamps
George Burke Stamp
1935-37 George Burke
Stamps
1935 George Burke Tigers Stamps.jpeg
1935 George Burke Detroit
Tigers Stamps
1915 Georgia Bulldogs Baseball Team
1915 Georgia Bulldogs
Championship Stamp
10GS Mathewson.jpg
1909-10 German Baseball
Stamps
1923-german-transfer
1923 German Baseball
Transfers
1919 Allentown Fair Stamp
1919 Great Allentown Fair
Baseball Stamp
1915 Hinds Stamp Baseball
1915 Hinds Cream Stamps
Lord and Taylor Baseball Stamp
Lord and Taylor
Baseball Stamp
Memphis Railroad Baseball Stamp
1914 Memphis Railway Station
Baseball Stamp
S21.jpg
1910 Murad College Silks
(S21 & S22)
1936 Sport Stamps.jpg
1936 Newspaper Sport
Stamps
S110 Pillow Case.jpg
1912 Pillow Tops (S110)
15PS Hartzell.jpg
1915 Postaco Stamps
14P 03 Mathewson.jpg
1914 Pritchard Stamps –
New York
1914 Yale Pritchard Stamp.jpg
1914 Pritchard Stamps –
Yale
27RD Ruth.jpg
1927 Rinkeydink Stamps
1910s Unclassified Stamps Transfers
1910s/1920s S-UNC
Baseball Stamps/Transfers
S81 107 Walsh.jpg
1912 Silk Premiums (S81)
Texas League Baseball Safety Stamp
1938 Texas League of
Safety Stamps
Ruth.jpg
1917 Youth’s Companion
Stamps

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