1889 Ad Blooker's Cocoa Dutch Amsterdam Bellevue Candy - ORIGINAL GROC2


This is an ultra rare original 1889 black and white print ad for Blooker's Dutch Cocoa. The ad features an image of a woman on a horse riding side saddle. The ad features a testimonial from R. Ogden Doremus. The product was sold by Thurber, Whyland & Company of New York.

This is one of the most rare grocery-related original advertising items we have procured. It is from a rare trade journal printed in original letterpress manner (you can feel the emboss, deboss feel to the letter printed areas of each ad). Images were woodblock prints for most and are amazing. The journal this was removed from only went to grocery owners and industry buyers. A one-of-a-kind item in this condition and size. There will likely be some bleed through on all originals from this collection as the stock was thin. Extraordinary and important historical ads.


This 122+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse. As is typical of rare original letterpress advertising, there is likely some bleed through from the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 6.75 inches; 23 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by de Grimm, C.. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Antique Advertising, Modderman, Dr. Mayer, Dr. Rayner, Carl Setterberg, L'Ufficio Municipale Chimico, Medizinische Verwaltung, Bischoff, Chemist, Berlin, Germany, Petersburg, Russia, di Milano, Italy, Stockholm, Sweden, Vienna, Austria, Agricultural University of Holland, University of Groningen, Holland

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