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(Change Log)
Date What Happened
12/2/2006
Added: Another non-Arbuckle usage (by Bonzel) for one of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Rome.
10/13/2006
Added: Non-Arbuckle usage (by Van Leckwyck) for 2 more of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Canada and Tyrol.
9/23/2006
Replaced: The Puck cartoon image for Satire - Part 1 - #18 (No Hope) with a scan taken directly from the original periodical. (My initial image had come from a microfilm copy.)
Added: Notes and a detail image for another "C. White" signature variety on one of the Short Sets - Donkeys cards.
Non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for one of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Rome - contributed by Jerry Anderson.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for Miscellany - Numbered - #73.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "The Champion".
9/3/2006
Added: A new Prang "Counter" card to the Greetings / Holiday category.
8/21/2006
Replaced: The Puck cartoon image for Satire - Part 1 - #10 (The Day After The Children's Party) with a scan taken directly from the original periodical. (My initial image had come from a microfilm copy.)
Added: Non-Arbuckle usage (by Van Leckwyck) for 7 more of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Algeria, Assyria, Central Africa, Hawaii, Holland, Pompeii, and Sweden.
Non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for 2 more of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Hawaii and Thibet - both contributed by Jerry Anderson.
7/26/2006
Added: Non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for 3 more of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - American Negroes, Italy, and United States.
A non-Arbuckle usage (on the same card) for the Birds - #53 and Birds - #57 illustrations.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for Miscellany - Numbered - #70.
A non-Arbuckle usage for the Zebra illustration from the Zoological series.
Another non-Arbuckle use for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "Out Shopping".
6/20/2006
Added: A new Non-Coffee Rolled White Oats nursery rhyme card (and replaced the Type '4' Back View - Example with a slightly better image).
A non-Arbuckle usage for the Bison illustration from the Zoological series.
A non-Arbuckle usage for one of the Miscellany - Unnumbered, Angels illustrations.
6/9/2006
Added: Non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for 7 more of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Chili, Esquimau, Ireland, Persia, Russia, Switzerland, and Wales - all contributed by Jerry Anderson.
6/7/2006
Added: Images to the Zoological series #3 - Tiger and #26 - Puma pages, scanned from illustrations in the 1864 edition of Brehm's Thierleben, which represent the earliest publication of those original drawings that I've been able to locate thus far. Also added notes to the Buansuah and Reindeer pages indicating that those illustrations appeared in the Tierleben as well, and updated the Zoological - Origins page with this additional information.
5/12/2006
Added: Additional notes to the Errors & Curiosities - National Geographical page for a Bolivia card that has an unprinted back.
Two more non-Arbuckle examples for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "Gathering Pebbles".
Another non-Arbuckle example for one of the Rolled White Oats floral vase illustrations.
4/23/2006
Added: Notes and detail images to Trip Around The World - #24 - Lima, Peru for a printing variety recently identified by Jerry Anderson.
Another non-Arbuckle use for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "The Champion".
Another non-Arbuckle use for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "A little cock-horse".
Another non-Arbuckle use for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "The Ferryman".
Another non-Arbuckle use for one of the Rolled White Oats floral vase illustrations.
4/9/2006
Added: A new card in the Children group of Tuck Art Types.
3/14/2006
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for National Geographical - #66 Bolivia.
Another non-Arbuckle usage (by Sarica Coffee) for Miscellany - Numbered - #79, "Symptoms of a Fall".
Non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for 9 more of the Sports & Pastimes illustrations - Algeria, Anglo Saxon, Arabia, Assyria, China, England, Greece, Japan, and Mexico - all contributed by Jerry Anderson.
2/16/2006
Replaced: One of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a slightly better image.
2/14/2006
Added: A non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for the Sports & Pastimes - India illustration, contributed by Jerry Anderson.
Another non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for the Sports & Pastimes - Medieval France illustration.
Another non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for the Sports & Pastimes - Lapland illustration.
1/27/2006
Added: A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Humorous category (and also moved the card that I had previously classified as "Scenic" to this category, since the two cards appear to constitute a pair that tell a humorous little story).
Notes and a detail image for another Sports & Pastimes - Egypt "COPYRIGHT" variation reported by Jerry Anderson.
A non-Arbuckle usage for the Birds - #60 illustration.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for Miscellany - Numbered - #72, this one from the collection of Jerry Anderson.
11/26/2005
Replaced: One of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a better image.
Added: A new Non-Coffee "Vesta" Laundry Soap card.
10/30/2005
Replaced: Five cards in the U.S. Pictorial History series with cleaner images.
10/7/2005
Replaced: About a dozen cards each in the Cooking, National Geographical, and State Maps series with cleaner images.
Added: A new floral "Counter" card that I've put in the Artistic category.
A non-Arbuckle usage for the Beavers illustration from the Zoological series.
A non-Arbuckle usage for one of the Miscellany - Unnumbered, Sailors illustrations.
7/23/2005
Added: A link near the bottom of the Satire - Part 1 - #27 (Not A Guest) page which will bring up the ORIGINAL Frederick B. Opper pen and ink drawing that this card was based on.
5/30/2005
Replaced: One of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a slightly better image.
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for Sports & Pastimes - Lapland.
3/28/2005
Added: Additional notes and detail images to the Errors & Curiosities - State Maps page for 4 scrap "cards" apparently cut from an advertising poster similar to the State Maps poster owned by Ron Schieber.
2/23/2005
Added: A new Candies card to the Non-Coffee category.
Additional notes and detail images to the Errors & Curiosities - Zoological page for a possible printer's proof of the Cacomixle card recently acquired by Jerry Anderson.
2/11/2005
Replaced: One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Women cards with a slightly better image.
Added: A new Candies card to the Non-Coffee category.
Additional notes and detail images to the Errors & Curiosities - Zoological page for a couple of possible printer's proofs.
A new Miscellany - Numbered page to the Errors & Curriosities section to document a misnumbered card that recently surfaced.
1/25/2005
Updated: The Zoological series Origins page, and more than half of the individual Zoological card pages, with notes identifying several additional books where some of the original drawings also appeared.
Added: Additional comments to the Cooking series Back View - Examples page, indicating which of the black-backed cards have the series descriptor line at the top and which do not.
1/9/2005
Added: A new "Counter" card from the collection of Ray Kowal that I've put in the Artistic category.
A fascinating printer's proof sheet for one of the pages of the Illustrated Album of Natural History, from the collection of Ron Schieber.
An entirely new section entitled Errors & Curiosities, devoted to printing errors, printer's proofs, and other unusual cards and card-related items.
12/4/2004
Replaced: Trip Around The World - #18 - Hamburg, Germany with a better image.
Trip Around The World - #23 - Copenhagen, Denmark with a better image.
10/25/2004
Updated: "My ArbyCards" to Version 2.0. This release includes major internal changes to eliminate the dependency on Paradox and the Borland Database Engine, thereby dramatically reducing storage requirements and download file size (cut from about 9.5MB to less than 2.7MB). Also includes several lesser enhancements that should be of benefit to existing users, too. Click on the "My ArbyCards" link and see the Release History for details.

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10/2/2004
Replaced: Cooking - #49 - Peaches with a better image.
One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Cats & Dogs cards with a slightly better image.
One of the Puck and four of the Judge cartoon images for Satire - Part 1 (#6, #23, #31, #34, #40) and two of the Puck and five of the Judge cartoon images for Satire - Part 2 (#53, #54, #58, #66, #81, #85, #89) with scans taken directly from the original periodicals. (My previous images had been taken either from microfilm copies or photocopies.)
Added: A new "Counter" card from the collection of Chuck Millburn that I've put in the Artistic category.
Another new "Counter" card from Chuck that I've also put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
8/28/2004
Added: A new "Counter" card from the collection of Chuck Millburn that I've put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
Another new "Counter" card from Chuck that I've also put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
8/22/2004
Added: Notes and detail image for a PRINTING ERROR identified on a Maryland (#56) State Maps card by Chuck Millburn.
8/5/2004
Replaced: Satire - Part 1 - #45 (A Misconstruction) with a slightly better image.
Added: A new card to the Children group of Tuck Art Types.
Some notes/comments to Satire - Part 1 and its corresponding Back View - Examples page concerning front-to-back orientation varieties that exist on a small number of cards in the series.
6/22/2004
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for Sports & Pastimes - American Negroes.
Revised: Enhanced and relocated my comments about scrap "cards" cut from the U.S. Atlas and World Atlas to give them a more prominent position (hopefully) for the benefit of novice collectors.
6/7/2004
Replaced: Satire - Part 2 - #54 ('Twas On The Broad Atlantic) with a better image.
Added: A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Artistic category, along with an additional Back View - Example ("Honest Coffee at an Honest Price") for the previously unreported variety found on this card.
5/8/2004
Added: A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
3/30/2004
Replaced: National Geographical - #79 - India with a better image.
Satire - Part 1 - #1 (Resenting An Insult) with a slightly better image.
Satire - Part 1 - #3 (Inquisitiveness Rebuked) with a slightly better image.
One of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a slightly better image.
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for Sports & Pastimes - India.
A non-Arbuckle usage for the Birds - #52 illustration.
A non-Arbuckle usage for the Birds - #64 illustration.
Two additional non-Arbuckle uses for one of the Rolled White Oats floral vase illustrations.
3/3/2004
Added: A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
2/18/2004
Replaced: The Non-Coffee Rolled White Oats card, "Out Shopping", with a slightly better image.
Added: A new Non-Coffee Rolled White Oats card, along with an additional Back View - Example (Type '5') for the previously unreported variety associated with this card.
2/07/2004
Replaced: Satire - Part 2 - #65 (The Darktown Track) with a slightly better image.
One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered High-Wheel Bicycles cards with a slightly better image.
1/27/2004
Added: A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
Another new "Counter" card that I've also put in the Greetings/Holiday category.
12/29/2003
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for National Geographical - #70 Colombia.
New, though as yet incomplete, information concerning prior publication of the illustrations on which the Zoological series was based. See the new Zoological - Origins page for a summary of this information. Scans of 45 of these earlier drawings have also been added to the corresponding individual pages for each animal.
12/18/2003
Replaced: National Geographical - #77 - Newfoundland with a better image.
Added: A second variety for Zoological - #10 - Angora Goat which has a significantly different border color.
A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Artistic category.
12/8/2003
Replaced: Shorts Sets, Satire - Home, Sweet Home with a slightly better image.
The Puck cartoon images for Satire - Part 1 - #19 (Rather Awkward) and #44 (The Boundless Boy) with scans taken directly from the original periodical. (My initial images had come from microfilm copies.)
11/24/2003
Added: From the collection of Ron Schieber, a promotional poster for the Zoological series.
A non-Arbuckle usage for Miscellany - Numbered - #78.
11/03/2003
Replaced: Cooking - #1 (Cabbage) with a better image.
Satire - Part 1 - #36 (The Toughest Yet) with a better image.
One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Home & Family cards with a slightly better image.
Corrected: The recipe text for Cooking - #45 (Shad), now that I finally have a card with an undamaged back.
10/18/2003
Replaced: The Puck cartoon images for Satire - Part 1 - #3 (Inquisitiveness Rebuked), #12 (Wisdom That Comes Too Late), #33 (A Strike Imminent), #37 (Measureless Enmity) and Satire - Part 2 - #73 (She Bought A New One), #83 (Energetic Measures), with scans taken directly from the original periodicals. (My initial images had come from microfilm copies.)
10/1/2003
Updated: "My ArbyCards" to Version 1.3. If you've previously downloaded an earlier version (v1.0, v1.1, or v1.2), you may simply download a much smaller file to upgrade your copy to v1.3.
Replaced: The Judge cartoon image for Satire - Part 2 - #72 (Driving A Bargain) with a scan taken directly from the periodical. (My original image had come from a microfilm copy.)
9/23/2003
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for National Geographical - India, from a card provided by Jerry Anderson.
Non-Arbuckle usage for one of the Miscellany - Unnumbered, Children illustrations.
My newly published Arbuckle Trade Cards Victorian Cookbook to ArbyCard Novelties.
9/6/2003
Added: "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and detail images for Sports & Pastimes - Switzerland.
Corrected: Some very minor typographical errors that I found in the recipes of a half-dozen cards in the Cooking series.
8/22/2003
Replaced: Satire - Part 2 - #53 (True Artist) with a slightly better image.
One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Dogs cards with a slightly better image.
7/22/2003
Added: A new page in the General topics section titled ArbyCard Novelties. This page contains sample images and links to a small assortment of contemporary products (available for purchase, of course ;-)) that feature mostly humorous applications for several of the Arbuckle card designs.
7/8/2003
Replaced: One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Flowers cards with a slightly better image.
Added: Another non-Arbuckle usage (by Holloway's) for the Sports & Pastimes - Scotland illustration.
5/26/2003
Replaced: One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Children cards with a better image.
The Miscellany - Unnumbered English Scenery card, "On the Stour, Canterbury" with a slightly better image.
Added: Notes and detail images to Trip Around The World - #15 - Luzerne, Switzerland for a printing variety recently identified by Jerry Anderson.
3/22/2003
Replaced: One of the Miscellany - Unnumbered Sailors cards with a slightly better image.
The Judge cartoon images for Satire - Part 1 - #20 (Paternal Authority) and #50 (From His View) with scans taken directly from the periodical. (My original images had come from photocopies.)
Added: A new card in the Scenic group of Tuck Art Types.
3/10/2003
Replaced: The Judge cartoon image for Satire - Part 2 - #62 (An Able Assistant) with a scan taken directly from the periodical. (My original image had come from a microfilm copy.)
Added: A new "Counter" card that I've put in the Artistic category.
2/15/2003
Replaced: Miscellany - Unnumbered, English Scenery (Fountains Abbey), with a slightly better image.
Satire - Part 1 - #8 (Ample Remuneration) with a slightly better image.
Zoological - #1 Opossum with a slightly better image.
One of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a better image.
Another one of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a slightly better image.
The Judge cartoon image for Satire - Part 2 - #59 (A Matter Of History) with a scan taken directly from the periodical. (My original image had come from a microfilm copy.)
Added: A second image for Cooking - #40 - Peas showing a significantly different border color variety.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for one of the Miscellany - Unnumbered, Cats & Dogs illustrations.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "The Ferryman".
1/21/2003
Replaced: Satire - Part 2 - #59 (A Matter Of History) with a slightly better image.
Added: A new Arbuckle & Co. Candies card to the Non-Coffee category.
1/3/2003
Replaced: Satire - Part 2 - #97 (Good For The Complexion) with a slightly better image.
One of the Tuck Art - Children cards with a slightly better image.
Added: Additional "COPYRIGHT" variation notes and another detail image for Sports & Pastimes - Norway.
Another non-Arbuckle usage for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "The Champion".
Another non-Arbuckle usage for the Rolled White Oats illustration, "The Ferryman".
The May, 1978, issue of Real West Magazine to the Other References page. The issue contains an article by Matt Dodge entitled, "Arbuckles' Branded The West".