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Aubrey Laughlin

I am very happy that you featured trade cards on your site, because it perked my interest in the subject. Since I mostly purchase magazines from the 1800s, I have missed out on this "collector's approach" to advertising. By appealing to the "collecting" interest of many individuals, this type of advertising seems like it would have lasted longer, even in spite of the advent of color magazines. I believe there will always be a segment of the population that has an appreciation for the "stuff of paper." I don't think the Internet can ever truly replace that.

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