Value

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The value of this trade card can be based on many things. Usually ephemeron not only has a number value associated with money, but a personal meaning to the person it belongs to as well. A personal connection with a piece of ephemera is priceless, as the card holder gets to enjoy what they have collected. As for a numerical value, the trading card’s price to make when it was produced was roughly around ten to fifteen cents. Trade cards were not something customers bought, since they were promotional, the cost associated with them has to do with the production costs. The amount this card, and cards similarly advertising Raymond’s sewing machines sell now for anywhere between twelve and eighteen dollars.

The original product in the 1800s sold for about fourteen dollars approximately.