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Test Card Backs


As Helmar collectors know, there are a number of different back designs in our Helmar-T206 series. Collecting the backs has become something of a niche. Over the next several weeks I will be auctioning off early sample cards that I made using different back designs that were, for some reason or another, never used. This should be of interest to future collectors. The cards generally have test notations and markings. These may appear on the front and/or the back. I will note here that the majority of the sample cards had a front design with Johnson.

Here’s a test back for “Pin Head” cigarettes. I don’t recall why I didn’t end up using this design; I think that it was because I was choosing more colorful backings.

Each back is one of one and I just recently mounted them. Charles


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This blog is about vintage and hand-made baseball cards, art, brewing and cigars, history and anything interesting that I think should be passed along. Come often, you are welcome!

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