View Full Version : Red Turkey cigarettes: Butterfly cards

05-28-2004, 09:01 AM
Posted By: <b>Michael Poland</b><p>I am fairly new to the tobacco card scene and have only been collecting them since the beginning of the year. My wife supports my hobby, yet she considers me just hoarding old pieces of paper....lol. Anyway, I wanted to get her into it so she could apprecaite what I am doing so I decided to see if I could find any old tobacco cards that would fit her taste. She really is into butterflies so interestingly enough I found some Red Turkey cards on ebay with butterflies on them! The thing is I can't find ANY information about them other than they were supposedly issued in the 1920s. I know this board is geared more toward sports cards but I was hoping someone could lead me in the right direction.

05-28-2004, 09:53 AM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>some 19th Century Kinney Butterflies cards that are very nice. Not sure what the N-classification is on them but search for 'Kinney Butterfly' or 'Kinney Butterflies'. I may still have a couple at home. Will check for you. Generally $8-$10 each depending on condition. Don't know about the other issue.

05-28-2004, 01:56 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob Lemke</b><p>I collect the animal-skin rugs series of tobacco felts (B12 Type 3) and when searching eBay find tons of similar butterfly felts (B14, B15); very attractive and colorful and not at all expensive.

05-28-2004, 03:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>Tokio cigarettes silks of butterflies. Very nice as well but difficult to find in nice condition. They should be in the collectibles/tobaccoiana/'silks' area.....................<BR><BR>GOOD LUCK..........anything we can do to help each other to soften the death-grip our wives have on the purse-strings.........(okay, a little dramatic!).........

05-28-2004, 10:47 PM
Posted By: <b>Scott M</b><p>Hi Michael,<BR><BR>The cards you are likely referring to are designated T-48 in the American Card Catalog. They were put out by Turkey Red in late 1910.<BR><BR>I have a few of these... possibly a double or two as well. Email me if you'd like me to send you a good scan of one or two of the cards.<BR><BR>I would highly suggest you try to get a copy of the publication entitled "American Tobacco Cards.. Price Guide & Checklist" by Robert Forbes and Terence Mitchell. I managed to locate a copy through Amazon.com on the suggestion of another Network 54 board member and this is a GREAT resource for non sport tobacco issues.<BR><BR>Regards,<BR><BR>Scott

05-28-2004, 11:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Poland</b><p>Thanks for all the replies. She'll be glad to know there is so many butterfly cards! Now she can hoard old pieces of paper with me! I'll pick up that card guide and if you want to send some front and back scans that would be great!