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A cool letter from American Toy Marble Co. dated February 1899. From A.L. Dyke general manager. This letter is really unique in that it is marketing marbles for girls.

The letter reads:

Feb. 2, /99

Dear Sir:-

We are writing you in reference to our new penny marble, in fancy colors, and of which we are sending you a sample via this email.

This marble is bought largely by little girls to bounce on the walk. We call this marble our #7 Fancy colored bowler, packed in bags of fifty at $4.00 per M. A barrel will hold 60 bags.

Would be pleased to have you give them a trial,

Respectfully,

American Marble & Toy

 

Thought someone might enjoy seeing this.

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Craig,

Did you buy this letter? My buddy got the jobber list, I’ll try and post a pic of it.  Maybe we can trade copies with each other?

Craig 

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Nice!  Wonder what a "#7 Fancy colored bowler" is?  Did AMT have any colors other than blue and brown?  What size is their #7?

Thanks for posting.

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Hansel,

this letter came with a 2 page jobber list.  Complete with types, sizes and prices.  I’ll try and post better pics when it arrives.  

 

Craig 

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Is the jobber list from the same date?   Here are pics .... 

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This one makes me cry.  I hope it doesn't take away too much from the whole document. 

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:)  So glad to hear business is good!

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Lol i believe it got to ten x the amount quoted above when business was really booming , pretty big employer in a not so large city in those days

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