Flashback Product of the Week: 1896 Liebig Christmas Tree Set

Founded in 1856, the Liebig Extract of Meat company produced a meat extract that is popular all over the world.  Not only are they known for their meat extract, but also for their trading card sets.  Starting in 1872, individuals could collect tokens which could then be redeemed for sets.  They did this all the way up to 1974.  They were issued in sets of 6 and 12, and its not uncommon to find complete sets.  Most of the cards are written in French, Flemish, and German.  It’s also possible to find some in Russian and English.  The subject matter of these cards can be a wide range of things.

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