Introduced in 1914. Discontinued in 1932. Technically,
this is not a plaid at all as the dictionary defines a plaid as different colors arranged in a
crossbarred pattern (as in a Scottish tartan). A very rare back design, which is somewhat surprising
given its long run. Blue singles are scarce, and complete decks in either color are seldom seen.
A collector friend writes, "I have a sample book that
probably represents the 1918 edition, based upon the latest back design copyright of 1917. What I found
interesting here is that Western Plaid,
Snowflake, Star Plaid No. 1
and Tri-Plaid were all available
simultaneously under both Bicycle and their Army & Navy #3032 brand, all in red and blue."
A red Western Plaid single sold on eBay for $53 on
November 19, 2016. A blue Western Plaid single sold on eBay for $62 on April 8, 2017. The same day
a red single sold for $17.