Back View - Example
So far, I only know of one text style on the backs of the few known
Jav-Ocha cards, as shown below. In at least one case, the text is overprinted on top of
an existing illustration.
The text on the back of these cards indicates that there were 25 different
picture cards "similar to this in quality". However, it's unclear
whether the cards with this imprint are included in the 25 cards
mentioned, or whether they're merely examples of the type of cards
available. If the note that "no advertisement of any kind appears on
them" really means that those cards were completely devoid of
advertising on the back as well as the front, then it would probably be
impossible to identify those 25 today.
A PICTURE CARD ...
|A PICTURE CARD
Similar to this in quality,
Will be given to you FREE with every Pound of
YOU BUY FROM YOUR GROCER.
These Picture Cards represent 25 differ-
ent subjects, and no advertisement
of any kind appears on them.
JAV-OCHA COFFEE is sold in One Pound Packages only.
ARBUCKLE BROS. COFFEE CO.
(Cards with this text are only known to be printed in red.)
text is virtually identical to a variety found on the backs of the some of the "Counter" cards.
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