Kurabu Corporation. Stock ID #164424
Very attractive small coloured die cut on card, text in Japanese on rear,10.2 x 5cm. Very good copy. Patriotic die cut advertisement produced by the Club corporation, which produced toothpaste, washing powder and later cosmetics. The image shows a map of parts of eastern China, the Korean Peninsula and parts of western Japan, surmounted by a girl brandishing a toothbrush and a boy with a Rising Sun flag planted in Qingdao, China. It carries the words "Club Toothpaste" and "Famous Japanese Product" (Nihon Meibutsu). The company was founded in Kobe in 1903, and adopted the trade name "Club" in 1905 and was known for its energetic marketing, which involved the creation of a publishing company set up to produce magazines used to promote the company's products. Japan obtained control of Qingdao from Germany during the First World War, and the city was returned to Chinese rule in 1922. This die cut seems to have been produced during that period. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164424).
Price: $110.00 AU