Since 2002, we’ve been buying vintage aviation and military related non-rocket league trading pdf cards to feature on our Skytamer. 600-dpi scans of the fronts and backs of all the cards in the individual sets.
Welcome to the Airplane, Military, and Non-Sports Trading Card section of the Skytamer Images website. The card images presented in this section were obtained from original card scans from the Al Kramer Collection, the Skytamer Archive, the Bob Dros Collection, and numerous high resolutions scans sent to us by fellow collectors. The cards in this section were issued in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Austria, Germany, and several other countries as noted. The cards cover a time-frame from approximately 1912 to the present. In the early days of trading cards, they were used mainly as an advertising medium. The cards were inserted in the individual packages of the related products to enhance the customer base of the product, and of course to lure potential customers away from their competitors.
The greatest use of trading cards were with the tobacco issues produced during the period from 1885 to 1891. Of course these cards were targeted at adult males who smoked or chewed tobacco. These cards sets were designed and marketed to attract both juvenile and adult sales. A typical early caramel card is shown below. During the early days of card collecting, things were much different than in today. For example, there was no radio, or television to provide the instant images of world events that we’re so used to.
The printed media was the primary source of information, and collector cards were a handy source of receiving information. Therefore, the heavy paper and cardboard collector cards became the source of both information and entertainment. Not only did these multi-color artwork cards have a fancy wrapper, they also included a large slab of tasty gum. This was a brilliant move by the Goudey Gum Company. This was the shot in the arm that the trading card industry needed to extract themselves from the psychological quagmire of the Great Depression. Needless to say, the Goudey Gum Company posted record sales.
The sales were to kids, not adults! There are three primary types of cards associated with card collecting: Advertising, Insert, and Souvenir cards. Advertising Cards are cards given away or used solely for advertising purposes. They are not sold or paid for in any manner. The first type, which includes most of the smaller items, is often called Trade Cards since they were given to customers by the retail tradesmen or storekeepers. The second type, or Store Cards, were used within the stores as hangers, counter cards, banners, etc. Insert Cards were packed or inserted with a product and sold to the customer in that manner.
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