Soda Cards

Arm & Hammer - Dwights Soda
Church & Co.
John Dwight & Co.
Church & Dwight Company

 


I
f you've found this page you must be very interested in Soda Cards!

There are at least three recognized catalogers for the Arm & Hammer Soda Cards:
Jefferson Burdick, who compiled The American Card Catalog (ACC), T.K. Treadwell (Tr.)
and John D. Hodge. Hodge's catalog (available from him at AHBooks77@aol.com)
has everything one would want to know about Arm & Hammer collectibles.

The purpose of this page is to describe, as easily as possible, the quickest way to
sort your cards. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list of the differences
between the sets; if you desire that, the Hodge book is definitely the way to go.
This is a distillation of the three main systems. Please feel free to contact me
if you find additions/corrections to these listings. Click here to send me an email!

For a pdf checklist of all the Church & Dwight Soda Cards click here.
There are 3994 bird cards listed and 6222 in all. There are also a number of
individual varieties; John Hodge's book is the best resource for details and
descriptions. As stated above, please contact me if you have any questions .

Thanks, and enjoy!
Joe Lill, Chicago, IL
(updated 7/27/19)

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Soda Card Catalog List
(Treadwell/Hodge/Burdick)
Joe Lill - trptjoe@aol.com

There are four sizes of cards: extra large (2 1/2” x 3 3/4”), large (1 7/8” x 3”), narrow (1 3/8” x 2 5/8”), and small (1 1/2” x 2 1/4”). In the Hodge listings, sets with the prefix 'AH' have Arm & Hammer logos;
those with the prefix 'DS' have Dwights Soda logos.
Sets listed in brackets ([ ]) are thought to have been possibilities by Hodge, but no cards fitting those descriptions have yet surfaced. If you come across one of these cards, please email me.
Assignation of the Burdick numbers are "best-guess" choices on my part.
All parenthetical letters, such as (n), are my designations. Cards with rounded corners were not thought
to have been released by the companies in that manner.

   Tr.       Hodge        Burdick   Title/Description

AH200 J1a
Beautiful Birds of America - 60 cards
"Coupon" on front of tear-off tag - bird list on back
  AH200(n) J1b

coupon removed - bird list on back

  AH300 J1c

“No.” and number on front and back

  AH310  
front number - large back number
  AH310(n)  
bottom removed - large back number
  AH320  
front number - small back number
  AH320(n) J1d
bottom removed - small back number
  AH330  

front number - very small back number

  AH330(n)  

bottom removed - very small back number

  AH301  
Pictures of Beautiful Birds of America - 60 cards
text includes “cost of Postage and Packing”
  AH302  
Pictures of Beautiful Birds of America - 60 cards
text includes “cost and Postage”
     
AHxxx(n) is my designation for the "cutoff" cards, which are
easy to find (an example is at the top of this page), but were not
thought to have been issued by the company in that manner.

AH500 J2
Beautiful Birds - New Series - 60 cards
large size - Arm & Hammer logo - inscribed Church & Co.
  AH501 J2a
small size - Arm & Hammer logo - inscribed Church & Co.
  AH600
large size - Arm & Hammer Brand logo
inscribed Arm & Hammer Brand - small front card number
  AH610   
large size - Arm & Hammer Brand logo
inscribed Arm & Hammer Brand - large front card number
  AH601 J2b
narrow size - arched title
  AH602  
narrow size - block title
  DS500  
large size - Dwights Soda logo - New York address
  DS501  
small size - Dwights Soda logo - New York address
  DS510  
large size - Dwights Soda logo - no address
  DS511  
small size - Dwights Soda logo - no address

AH1100 J3
Game Birds - 30 cards
large size - smooth paper - New York address
  AH1101 J3a
small size - smooth paper - New York address
  AH1110

large size - linen paper - New York address

   AH1111  

small size - linen paper - New York address

  AH1150  

large size - Route 4, Wall St. Station address

  AH1151  

small size - Route 4, Wall St. Station address

  DS1161m  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Limited, Montreal
text includes “three two-cent stamps”
- Dwights Soda logo
  DS1171m  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Ltd., Montreal
text includes “six two-cent stamps” - Dwights Soda logo
  DS1181m  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Limited, Montreal
text includes “six two-cent stamps”
- Dwights Soda logo
     
The Mallard Duck is normally #22 in this series. However, some
have turned up as #5 in sets AH1150 and AH1151.

D AH1200 J4
New Series of Birds - 30 cards
large size - no artist’s name - Route 4 address
  AH1201 J4a

small size - no artist’s name - Route 4 address

  AH1210
large size - has artist’s name - Route 4 address
   AH1211  
small size - has artist’s name - Route 4 address
  AH1220  
large size - one paragraph top text - Church & Co., New York logo
  AH1230  
large size - one paragraph top text - Church & Co’s Soda logo
  AH1230p  
large size - one paragraph top text - Church & Co’s Soda logo
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
  DS910  
large size - inscribed Series A - Dwights Soda logo
  DS910p  
large size - inscribed Series A - Dwights Soda logo
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
  DS911  
small size - inscribed Series A - Dwights Soda logo
  DS920  
large size - one paragraph top text - Dwights Soda logo
  DS920p  
large size - one paragraph top text - Dwights Soda logo
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
     
For sets AH 1200 and AH1201 the Bald Eagle is card #5.
For all other sets card #5 is the Blue Jay.

AH1600a J5
Useful Birds of America - 30 cards
large size - pebbled paper - text includes “six two-cent stamps”
Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1601a J5a
small size - pebbled paper - text includes “six two-cent stamps”
Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1600b
large size - pebbled paper - text includes “six two-cent stamps”
revised background (except for #2, 13, 15, 21 & 28)
Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1601b   
small size - pebbled paper - text includes “six two-cent stamps”
revised background (except for #2, 13, 15, 21 & 28)
Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1610  
large size - smooth paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
Church & Co. New York logo
  [AH1611]  
small size - smooth paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1620  
large size - pebbled paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1621  
small size - pebbled paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
Church & Co. New York logo
  [AH1630a]  

large size - smooth paper - text includes “six two-cent stamps”

  AH1631a  
small size - smooth paper - text includes “six two-cent stamps”
  AH1640  
large size - smooth paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
inscribed First Series - Church & Co. New York logo
  AH1820  
large size - smooth paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
Church & Co’s Soda logo
  AH1821  
small size - smooth paper - text includes “three two-cent stamps”
Church & Co’s Soda logo
  AH2000  
large size - smooth paper - text includes “six cents”
inscribed First Series - Church & Co’s Soda logo
  DS1200  
large size - three paragraph top text - Dwights Soda logo
inscribed First Series
  DS1200p  

large size - three paragraph top text - Dwights Soda logo
inscribed First Series

hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada

  DS1250  
large size - one paragraph top text - Dwights Soda logo
inscribed First Series
  DS1250p  

large size - one paragraph top text - Dwights Soda logo
inscribed First Series
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada


F AH1900 J6
Second Series - Useful Birds of America - 30 cards
large size - two paragraph top text - small Arm & Hammer logo
no series indication
  AH1901 J6a
small size - two paragraph top text - small Arm & Hammer logo
no series indication
  AH2100
inscribed SECOND SERIES
large size - two paragraph top text - small Arm & Hammer logo
  AH2101   
inscribed SECOND SERIES
small size - two paragraph top text - small Arm & Hammer logo
  AH2110  
inscribed Second Series
large size - one paragraph top text - small Arm & Hammer logo
  [AH2111]  
inscribed Second Series
small size - one paragraph top text - small Arm & Hammer logo
  AH2120  
inscribed Second Series
large size - one paragraph top text - large Arm & Hammer logo
  AH2120p  
inscribed Second Series
large size - one paragraph top text - large Arm & Hammer logo
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
  DS1300  
large size - no series indication - two paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1301  
small size - no series indication - two paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1350  
large size - inscribed SECOND SERIES - two paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1351  
small size - inscribed SECOND SERIES - two paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1400  
large size - inscribed Second Series - three paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1400p  
large size - inscribed Second Series - three paragraph top text
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1410  

large size - inscribed Second Series - one paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo

  DS1410p  
large size - inscribed Second Series - one paragraph top text
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1311m  
small size - Montreal address - without Made in U.S.A.
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1321m  
small size - Montreal address - inscribed Made in U.S.A.
Dwights Soda logo

AH2200 J7
Third Series - Useful Birds of America
30 cards
large size - one paragraph top text

  AH2200p  
large size - one paragraph top text
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
 
  AH2201 J7a
small size - one paragraph top text

  AH2210   
large size - three paragraph top text

  AH2210p  
large size - three paragraph top text
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada
 
  AH2210(n)  
large size - three paragraph top text
missing logo (only Green-tailed Towhee so far)

  AH2211  

small size - three paragraph top text

  DS1500  
large size - one paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo

  DS1501  
small size - one paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
 
  DS1510  
large size - three paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
 
  DS1510p  

large size - three paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit
importation to Canada

 
  DS1511  

small size - three paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo

 
  DS1511p  
small size - three paragraph top text
Dwights Soda logo
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit
importation to Canada
 
  DS1521m  
small size - one paragraph top text
Montreal address
Dwights Soda logo
 

AH2900 J8
Series No. 4 - Useful Birds of America - 30 cards
large size - inscribed Church & Dwight Company
inscribed Printed in U.S.A.
  AH2901 J8a
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Company
inscribed Printed in U.S.A.
  AH2910
large size - inscribed Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
inscribed Printed in U.S.A.
  AH2911  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
inscribed Printed in U.S.A.
  AH2920  
large size - inscribed Church & Dwight Company
does not have Printed in U.S.A.
  [AH2921]  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Company
does not have Printed in U.S.A.
  DS2000  
large size - inscribed Church & Dwight Company
inscribed Printed in U.S.A. - Dwights Soda logo
  DS2001  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Company
inscribed Printed in U.S.A. - Dwights Soda logo
  DS2011m  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight, Limited
inscribed Printed in U.S.A. - Montreal address - Dwights Soda logo

AH2300 J9-1
Fifth Series - Useful Birds of America - 15 cards
text begins: “ARM & HAMMER and COW BRAND...”
  AH2310  
text begins: “For pure Bicarbonate...”
  AH2320
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
  AH2320p   
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada

J AH2400 J9-2
Sixth Series - Useful Birds of America - 15 cards
text begins: “For pure Bicarbonate...”
  AH2410  
text begins: “ARM & HAMMER and COW BRAND...”
  AH2420
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
  AH2420p   
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada

AH2500 J9-3
Seventh Series - Useful Birds of America - 15 cards
text begins: “ARM & HAMMER and COW BRAND...”
  AH2510  
text begins: “For pure Bicarbonate...”
  AH2520
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
  AH2520p   
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada

AH2600 J9-4
Eighth Series - Useful Birds of America - 15 cards
text begins: “ARM & HAMMER and COW BRAND...”
  AH2610  
text begins: “For pure Bicarbonate...”
  AH2620
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
  AH2620p   
text begins: “For the purest Bicarbonate...”
hand stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” to permit importation to Canada

AH2700a J9-5
Ninth Series - Useful Birds of America - 15 cards
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
number on front - Church’s logo & Dwight’s logo on back
  AH2710a  
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder” - number on front
two soda box logos on back
  AH2710b
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder” - no number on front
two soda box logos on back
   AH2720b  
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
no number on front - two soda box logos on back
  AH2730b  
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
no number on front - two soda box logos on back
Pine Street address
  AH2740a  
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder” - number on front
Church’s logo & Dwight’s logo on back
  [AH2750]  
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
two soda box logos on back - Pine Street address
  DS2700mb  
Montreal address

N AH2800a J9-6
Tenth Series - Useful Birds of America - 15 cards
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
number on front - Church’s logo & Dwight’s logo on back
  AH2810a  
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder” - number on front
two soda box logos on back
  AH2810b
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder” - no number on front
two soda box logos on back
   AH2820a  
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
number on front - two soda box logos on back
   AH2820b  
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
no number on front - two soda box logos on back
  AH2830b  
text does not include “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
no number on front - two soda box logos on back
Pine Street address
  AH2840a  
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder” - number on front
Church’s logo & Dwight’s logo on back
  [AH2850]  
text includes “An Excellent Tooth Powder”
two soda box logos on back - Pine Street address
  DS2800mb  
Montreal address

O AH3500
Birds of Prey - Series 1 - 10 cards
extra-large size - printed in New York, N.Y.
  DS3500  
extra-large size - printed in Don Mills, Ontario

P AH900 J10
Interesting Animals - 60 cards
Arm & Hammer logo
large size - arched title
text contains “six two-cent stamps”


  AH901 J10a
narrow size - block title - Arm & Hammer logo
text contains “six two-cent stamps”
 
  AH910
large size - arched title - Arm & Hammer logo
text contains “6 two-cent stamps”

  AH911  J10b

small size - block title - Arm & Hammer logo
text contains “6 two-cent stamps”

 
  AH920  
large size - arched title - Arm & Hammer Brand logo
text contains “six two-cent stamps”
 
  AH921  

narrow size - block title - Arm & Hammer Brand logo
text contains “six two-cent stamps”

 
  DS600  
large size - arched title - Dwights Soda logo
New York address
 
  DS601  
small size - block title - Dwights Soda logo
New York address
 
  [DS610]  
large size - Dwights Soda logo - Old Slip, New York address
 
  DS611  
narrow size - block title - Dwights Soda logo
Old Slip, New York address
 

DS1100 J11
Interesting Animals - 30 cards - Dwights Soda logo
large size - pebbled paper - text has “three two-cent stamps”
  DS1101 J11a
small size - pebbled paper - text has “three two-cent stamps”
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1110
large size - pebbled paper - text has “six two-cent stamps”
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1111  

small size - pebbled paper - text has “six two-cent stamps”
Dwights Soda logo

  DS1120  
large size - smooth paper - text has “six two-cent stamps”
Dwights Soda logo
  DS1121  
small size - smooth paper - text has “six two-cent stamps”
Dwights Soda logo

DS800 J13
Champion Dog Series - 30 cards
large size - Route 4 address
  DS801 J13a
small size - Route 4 address
  DS870
large size - pebbled paper - New York address
   DS871  
small size - pebbled paper - New York address
  DS880  
large size - linen paper - New York address
  DS881  
small size - linen paper - New York address
  DS790  
large size - smooth paper - New York address
  DS821a  
small size - linen paper - New York address
two-line version of copyright
  DS821b  
small size - linen paper - New York address
one-line version of copyright
(821a and 821b may be only one set)
  [DS810]  

large size - linen paper - no address
copyright does not include “In U.S. and Canada.”

  DS811  

small size - linen paper - no address
copyright does not include “In U.S. and Canada.”

  DS840a  

large size - linen paper - no address
two-line version of copyright, which includes “In U.S. and Canada.”

  DS840b  

large size - linen paper - no address
one-line version of copyright, which includes “In U.S. and Canada.”

  DS841a  
small size - linen paper - no address
two-line version of copyright, which includes “In U.S. and Canada.”
  DS841b  
small size - linen paper - no address
one-line version of copyright, which includes “In U.S. and Canada.”
  DS850  
large size - smooth paper - no address
  DS891m  
small size - inscribed John Dwight & Co., MONTREAL
  DS893m  
small size - inscribed Church & Dwight Ltd., Montreal
     
There are two version of #27 (Japanese Spaniel):
with blue background and with pink background.

S DS1000 J14
New Series of Dogs - 30 cards - Dwights Soda logo
large size - linen paper
  DS1001 J14a
small size - linen paper - Dwights Soda logo
  DS1010
large size - smooth paper - Dwights Soda logo
  DS1011   
small size - smooth paper - Dwights Soda logo
  DS1021m  
small size - inscribed Montreal - Dwights Soda logo
     
There are two varieties of cards #5 & 9: each has one without wallpaper in the background and one with. Card #25 also has two
varieties: a red copyright and a brown copyright.

AH1000 J15
Fish Series - 30 cards
large size - pebbled paper
  AH1001 J15a
small size - pebbled paper
  AH1010
large size - smooth paper
  AH1011   
small size - smooth paper
  AH1020  
large size - no front numbers
     
There are two #13s (Common Eel & Brook Pike) and two varieties
of #14 (Brook Trout): a flat tail and a wavy tail.

U AH800 J16
Beautiful Flowers - 60 cards
large size - pebbled paper
  AH801 J16a
narrow size - pebbled paper
  AH803
narrow size - smooth paper
     

Cards #5, 8, 11, 13, 26, 28, 44, 46 & 47 were reprinted with
"Orchid" added to the front. Card #34 was reprinted with
"La France Tea Rose" added to the front.


V DS700 J17
Mother Goose Series - 30 cards
large size - Dwights Soda logo
  DS701 J17a
small size - Dwights Soda logo

DS100 J12a
Cow Series - 25 cards cards - large size - pebbled paper
Old Slip, New York address

(all cards have not been reported for all sets)

  DS101 J12b
25 cards - narrow size - pebbled paper
Old Slip, New York address
  DS140  
30 cards - large size - smooth paper
Old Slip, New York address
   DS141  
30 cards - narrow size - smooth paper
Old Slip, New York address
  DS110  
30 cards - large size - smooth paper
Old Slip, ~ New York address
  DS111  
30 cards - narrow size - smooth paper
Old Slip, ~ New York address
  DS150  
30 cards - large size - pebbled paper
Old Slip, ~ New York address
  DS151  
30 cards - narrow size - pebbled paper
Old Slip, ~ New York address
  DS130  
30 cards - large size - smooth paper - mixed case names
Old Slip, ~ New York Department 2 address
  DS131  
30 cards - narrow size - smooth paper - mixed case names
Old Slip, ~ New York Department 2 address
  [DS160]  
30 cards - large size - smooth paper - mixed case names
Old Slip ~ New York Department 2 address
  DS161  
30 cards - narrow size - smooth paper - mixed case names
Old Slip ~ New York Department 2 address
  DS120 J12c
30 cards - large size - smooth paper - upper case names
Old Slip ~ New York Department 2 address
  DS121 J12d
30 cards - narrow size - smooth paper - upper case names
Old Slip ~ New York Department 2 address