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c.1880 Lancaster Watch Company “Grim Reaper” Trade Card

This c.1880 Lancaster Watch Co. trade card was graciously digitized by an anonymous member of our community.

The illustration depicts the grim reaper mounted on top of an early Lancaster watch movement. The text reads: “Buy the Lancaster – The Best Value Watch In The World – For The Money.”

Due to the striking theme exhibited on this promotional trade card, it represents one of the most iconic and collectible ephemera items from the Lancaster Watch Company.


  1. Wow…never have seen any watch advertising quit like that! Thanks to the member for the scan and you for posting it!

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