The F.F. Baker Gallery
We have a collector who is actively trying to acquire these FF Baker stamped cards and he has contacted the project with some background on these stamps as well as scans of the 15 cards he has in his collection so far. First lets hear what he's learned about Mr. Baker and then see his cards.
Collector Joe Brennan has sent us the following info on Mr. Baker.
I collect T206's. More specificity I collect T206's with the former owners name stamped on the back. F.F. Baker was born Fredrick Frank Baker, January 25th, 1903 and died November 1973 in Richmond, Virginia. It appears he lived in the Richmond area his entire life. He and his family lived at 1318 Mosby. Prior to the 20's it was known as Mechanicville Turnpike but the house number was still 1318. His father owned a grocery store in 1910 and 1920 according to the census data, presumably at the same location. One theory is that Fredrick had easy access to cigarette cards from the customers.
The following 15 cards are all from Joe's collection. If you see any FF Baker stamps or have any for sale, please contact Joe at twodueces22