Sidney. Andre Hofer Fabriken, trade card. Sydney NSW, Coffee Substitute.
Sidney. Andre Hofer Fabriken, trade card.

Sidney. Andre Hofer Fabriken, trade card.

[Germany]: c. 1890. A colorful advertising trade card depicting a view of Sydney town and harbor. In the foreground sailors offer boxes of Fig-coffee to Aborigines who display more figs. Text on front includes: Andre Hofer Feigen-Kaffee Fabriken. Salzburg & Freilassing." Fig coffee was popular in the 1870s with over 20 factories in the country. It has apparently made a resurgence. Verso is an order form written in German with a circular portrait illustration of Andreas Hofer, the Austrian patriot. Not found in Trove, but they hold a "Postcard album advertisement for Andre Hofer 1896?; Libraries Australia ID 26206351.

6 x 3 3/4", chromolithograph, gilt edges slt rubbed, one 1/4" closed tear. Very good condition. Item #25845

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