- Made in USA by Schmidt Litho Co
- Vintage 1920’s
- Details: A very old packet from the Card Seed Co., from their Herbs collection of seeds, this is for Dill. It has a very nice lithograph of the dill plant and flower, as well as a canning jar filled with pickles. These are old stone lithographs done by the Genesee Valley Lithographie Co. in Rochester, New York. These were found in a barn in storage in upstate New York where they had been sitting unfilled. We also offer 4 packets mounted in country/farmhouse aesthetic wood frames. (SEE PICTURES). If interested, please refer to the listing for “White Shiplap Wood Frame” OR “Clip Mount Wood Brown Frame” for more details. If you’re a seed packet collector, this is a wonderful way to display your collection and change it with the seasons.
- Dimensions: 5.0 inches Tall and 3.25 inches Wide
- Materials: Paper
- Condition: Vintage – Unused. Excellent Condition. These packets were intended to be filled with seed but were never used. There is slight yellowing on the paper but that is consistent with its age. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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The Card Seed Company was established in Fredonia, New York, in 1908. They were in business only for a few short years, research shows they went out of business in the 1920’s. Based on the printing company, the dates and name changes, these packets can be dated with some certainty in the 1920’s.
Genesee Valley Lithographic Company was founded in 1912 in Rochester, NY by Herman J. Meyering. They were one of the very early printers of antique seed packets and printed for Card Seed Co, Burts Seeds and many others who formed the fast growing agricultural industry in Western New York. In the mid-1940’s the name was changed to Hammer Lithograph when Walter Hammer took over the business. The company is still in business today but it’s now known as Hammer Packaging.