Have you ever heard of cigarette cards? I never had until about 15 years ago. These first were issued in the late 1800s, usually in a series, kind of like baseball cards for adults. There were many subjects such as animals, movie stars, athletes. Some are worth a lot of money. Most are not, and there are even reproductions out there. Some of mine are repros. I don't collect them for the monetary aspect, I collect the dog cards because I like classic dog paintings. I've bought cards that I like. Plain and simple. By the way, these are pretty small; naturally, they fit in a pack of cigarettes.
These are a little on the larger size; a little smaller than a baseball card.
Some newer ones are photos.
These are reproduction cards drawn by the well known author and artist Lucy Dawson.
I think the blue cards on the right are rather unusual.
Very common size, about 2 1/2" x 1 1/4".
These are by another famous artist Arthur Wardle.
Most of them have breed information on the backs. Interesting.
Collections like these are nice-- they take up very little storage space! I keep most of them in a jewelry box drawer. A few I have on display.
Happy Presidents Day!