2c Carmine, Ty. I (319).
Tied by "New York, N.Y. Dec. 10, 1904" wavy-line machine cancel on advertising cover to Manhattan address, with spectacular six-color Christmas design for Bloomingdales' Dept. Store with Santa Clauses trying to fit aboard a street car,
R.F. Outcault imprint below car, Madison Sq. Station Dec. 10, 1904 11PM backstamp
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR SANTA CLAUS ADVERTISING DESIGN.
The creator of this design, cartoonist Richard F. Outcault, was a key pioneer of the modern comic strip, beginning in the 1890's with "The Yellow Kid". In this design, he placed his most famous creations, Buster Brown and his bull terrier Tige, in the foreground.
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