The Liebig Company has been the producer of "Meat Extract"
. The production has been in Fray- Bentos and Colon (
South America ). In 1872 they started to publish fantastic
colored lithographed cards.
The most prolific of the issues of Liebig's Meat Extract
Company are "Chromo" cards, which were issued until 1975.
After the very scarce early issues, the cards were
exchanged by the Company for coupons, and thus are found
as complete sets. Each series has 6 or 12 cards. The size
is generally around 4.1" x 2.8". Most series were issued
in more that one country, and can therefore be found in
several languages. There have been published cards in
Belgium, French, United Kingdom, Spanish, German, Italian
The reverse of most cards wears advertising for the
Liebig Company products or a recipe. The last lithographed
series came out around 1939, but more interested cards have been
edited until the seventies.
Also interesting for Liebig collectors are the cookbooks, menus
and other publicity.
Collectors all over the world use different catalogues. A
conversion list is availabel on this website.