Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Meat Extract Liebig Co Antique Trade Cards w/ Kangaroos and Giraffe

The Liebig Company has been the producer of "Meat Extract" . The famous German chemist Justus von Liebig was the inventor of the meat extraction process, which allowed to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste or boullion cubes. An English firm, who owned large cattle farms in South America, decided to start the production of the meat extract in 1850 and named it after its inventor. Soon, "Liebig Fleischextrakt" was sold all over the world. The production take place in Fray- Bentos and Colon (South America).

Around 1870 they started to publish fantastic colored lithographed cards and ended in 1975, after having published more than 11.000 different types of cards.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Santa Claus with his paintbrush getting a job done for Christmas.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.  

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