View Full Version : 1878 "Forbes co Boston" cards?

02-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Anyone familiar with these?


I have a few Tobin lithographs which I guess are kind of similar, but had never seen these before. I thought the cartoon images were pretty funny and ended up winning this ebay auction earlier tonight.

Anyway, if anybody has any clue about these I would be interested in more info.

02-26-2012, 10:13 PM
I think these are designated H804-6 cards with a total of 6 cards all of which you were able to obtain through this 1 lot...well done! There are variations of each of the 6 cards (with advertising, without advertising, color variations on the title, no titles/advertising, probably others). Here's one example without any writing. Very nice pickup overall!

02-26-2012, 10:33 PM
The cards are legit and as the seller described.

02-26-2012, 11:42 PM
Thanks! With the number H804-6, I was able to do a google search and find a few sites with more info. Looks like a set of these was sold in the last legendary auction also:


Anyway, thanks again. Looking forward to seeing these arrive. I think these are hilarious, especially the "muff".