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Published July 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

"Veggie" trade card

The Great American Tea Co. of New York City used this “veggie” trade card in the 1860s. The “man” in a top hat has the body of a peach and the caption says, “A swell peach.” In the slang of the day, the word “swell” meant a rich society man. Value: about $40.
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