S-Cards (Silks/Stamps)

Introduction

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.

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.

Catalogued Issues

1910 S21 Murad College Series (Multi-Sport)
1910 S22 Murad College Series (Multi-Sport)
1910s S23 College Yell Silks (Multi-Sport)
1909-10 S74 Silks
1912 S81 Silk Premiums
1912 S110 Pillow Tops (Multi-Sport)

Uncatalogued Issues

1912 Baseball and Celebrity Stamps
1912 Boston Red Sox Tattoos
1937 Caribbean Games / Nicaragua Baseball Stamps (International)
1938 Caribbean Games / Panama Stamps (Multi-Sport/International)
1915 Eureka College Stamps
1934 Far Eastern Championship Games Stamps (Multi-Sport/International)
1935 George Burke Detroit Tigers Stamps
1939 Centennial of Baseball Stamps
1915 Georgia Bulldogs Championship Stamp
1909-10 German Baseball Stamps (International)
1923 German Baseball Transfers (Multi-Sport/International)
1919 Great Allentown Fair Baseball Stamp
1915 Hinds Cream Stamps (Multi-Sport)
1914 Memphis Railway Station Baseball Stamp
Lord and Taylor Baseball Stamp
1936 Newspaper Sport Stamps (Multi-Sport)
1915 Postaco Stamps
1914 Pritchard Stamps – New York
1914 Pritchard Stamps – Yale
1927 Rinkeydink Stamps
1938 Texas League of Safety Stamps
1910s/1920s S-UNC Baseball Stamps/Transfers
1939 U.S. Postage 3-Cent Stamp
1917 Youth’s Companion Stamps (Multi-Sport)

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