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Studebaker Wheel
05-22-2008, 06:09 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/businesscards.jpg

The recent post entitled "A R Erskine" by txluck1 got me to digging into the business card album. It occurred to me that this is a topic that I have not seen covered on this forum. I have been collecting Studebaker related business cards for several years and these include both factory executives as well as dealers. I have at least a hundred including those shown above. These are great little historic collectibles that can usually be purchased cheaply. I am curious as to whether any other newsgroup regulars collect these original cards and if so perhaps we could exchange duplicates as I have many to trade. I am not referring here to modern cards of SDC members but of the original pre 1966 type.


Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

JDP
05-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Pretty cool idea for a collection, now you've just increased demand.:) I'll see if I have any in my stash.

JDP/Maryland

N8N
05-22-2008, 06:19 PM
you have Ab Jenkins' business card? That IS cool.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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mbstude
05-22-2008, 06:32 PM
What Nate said. [^]

Quite impressive, as usual, Mr. Quinn. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

STEWDI
05-22-2008, 07:49 PM
The "Holy Grail" of Studebaker business cards would be one belonging to an original brother. How far back do business cards go? I mean, when did the practice of handing out b. cards begin? A Knute Rockne card would be a real collectable, too.

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon

raprice
05-22-2008, 08:16 PM
Dick,
This looks like it could be a great topic for the Almanac in Turning Wheels. Fascinating subject.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Studebaker Wheel
05-22-2008, 09:02 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/businesscardsstudebakerbros-1.jpg

Thanks for the input. Referring to the image above the card at the lower left is an original given out by J.M. and the person receiving it had placed the date 1904 in pencil on it. I believe at the time these were referred to as "calling cards" rather than business cards. The other three were distributed to those attending the wake or memorial service of the three brothers at the time of their passing. As such they are not exactly business cards..


Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Chris Pile
05-22-2008, 09:51 PM
quote:you have Ab Jenkins' business card? That IS cool.

Yeah!
Stude folks like it, land speed racers like it, Indy fans like it, Pierce-Arrow and Duesenberg guys like it.


Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

Bordeaux Daytona
05-22-2008, 10:56 PM
Very neat! :D
Here's a couple from the dealer that was in my town.
My friend found the Lark card going through the dealer's office before it was torn down.
I found the Packard card in a wallet that was thrown out after the dealer's estate sale.
John V.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll176/64daytona/kickertspackard-1.jpg
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll176/64daytona/kickertsstude3.jpg

Studebaker Wheel
05-22-2008, 11:39 PM
John;

I have one of the Kickert's cards. I visited there when they were still in business. In fact the old parts inventory is about 10 miles from me and I plan to go over to see what is left in the next week or so. I cannot read the information on the Packard card.

Here's one if you are looking to start a collection. I already called it to the attention of Bob Palma who hung around Snider's as a youngin. He says the card is from c1958 before he started bothering them in the summer of '62. He does not know the salesman. In my opinion $10 is a little high for a business card! Wish I could sell mine for that!

http://cgi.ebay.com/old-Studebaker-Packard-Mercedes-Benz-Business-Card_W0QQitemZ220237844361QQihZ012QQcategoryZ10780QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem


Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

HAWK64
05-23-2008, 12:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by STEWDI

The "Holy Grail" of Studebaker business cards would be one belonging to an original brother. How far back do business cards go? I mean, when did the practice of handing out b. cards begin? A Knute Rockne card would be a real collectable, too.

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon
Roger,Noted your mention of Knute Rockne. I have the original Studebaker Corporation contract signed by Knute on March 19th 1931 to the position of Manager of Sales Promotion at $10,000 per annum commencing 1st May 1931. Sadly he lost his life in the plane crash over Kansas 12 days later.


http://www.studebakercarclub.net/jim.jpg
"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
MELBOURNE.

Bordeaux Daytona
05-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Hi Richard!
I'm new to posting pictures on here. Sorry you couldn't see the packard card. It shows up large on my computer but it's was small on the computer at work[?]
I'll try again
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll176/64daytona/kickertspackard3.jpg
Yeah, 10 bucks might be too high, I might have a few more, these two I had scanned a few years back.
I'm surprised those parts are still around. Hope you find something good!
John V.

Bob Bryant
05-23-2008, 08:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/businesscards.jpg

The recent post entitled "A R Erskine" by txluck1 got me to digging into the business card album. It occurred to me that this is a topic that I have not seen covered on this forum. I have been collecting Studebaker related business cards for several years and these include both factory executives as well as dealers. I have at least a hundred including those shown above. These are great little historic collectibles that can usually be purchased cheaply. I am curious as to whether any other newsgroup regulars collect these original cards and if so perhaps we could exchange duplicates as I have many to trade. I am not referring here to modern cards of SDC members but of the original pre 1966 type.


Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review


Naples, FL
1963 Avanti R2524

Bob Bryant
05-23-2008, 08:20 PM
In the early 50's, I visited a tire store to buy convertible top dressing. I think it was the Firestone store. Ab Jenkins was there apparently representing the company. He showed me his belt buckle. It stated he was the world's fastest farmer. As I recall, he had driven a Allis-Chalmers tractor with a blower 68MPH. He was very friendly and I got his autograph. Unfortunately, I cannot find it now. I didn't know whom he was until I had the pleasure of meeting him and since then I have heard or read about some of his exploits in racing and association with Studebaker.

Naples, FL
1963 Avanti R2524