A collection of 48 different, 7/8"-diameter pinbacks is presented. These colorful and finely detailed pins – covering a wide variety of subject matter – were distributed by the American Pepsin Gum Co. in 1896. Includes:
PE7-1 Animals (1) - Buffalo;
PE7-2 Athletes (2) - both Jockeys w/Coates and Webb;
PE7-3 Birds (2) - Fantail Pigeon and Sea Gull;
PE7-5 Comic Types (2) - The Dude and The Soldier;
PE7-8 Fraternal Emblems (18);
PE7-14 Poets (4) - Longfellow, Shakespeare, Tennyson and Whittier;
PE7-15 Presidents (1) - Faure/France;
PE7-16 Rulers (11) - including Queen Victoria and Prince of Wales;
PE7-18 State Maps (2) - DE and NY;
PE7-20 Statesmen (2) - Bismark/Germany and Gladstone/England;
PE7-21 Yacht Cup Winners (3) - all America's Cup Winners w/ Defender/1895, Mayflower/1886, Volunteer/1887.
Overall condition is a pleasing EX to EX/MT (a few nicer and a few lesser). All but a small number have retained their delicate back-paper inserts.