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Lot # 1535 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1888 to 1910-Era Nonsport Tobacco-Card Collection (539)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,259

Extremely substantial and eclectic collection of 539 cards and silks from sixty-five different classic nonsport tobacco issues, spanning from circa 1888 to the 1910 era. The condition of the collection ranges from Poor to Vg-Ex condition (averaging Gd-Vg overall). There are eighty-one Allen & Ginters, 125 Dukes, twenty-eight Goodwins, one Kimball, eighteen Kinneys, 222 cards from various other tobacco brands, and sixty-four silks. Organized by tobacco company, the collection is comprised of the following: Allen & Ginter: 1) N4 Birds of America (1 card). 2) N5 Birds of Tropics (4 cards). 3) N7 Fans of the Period (1 card). 4) N8 Fish from American Waters (1 card). 5) N9 Flags of All Nations (18 cards). 6) N10 Flags of All Nations 2nd Series (8 cards). 7) N11 Flags of the States and Territories (1 card). 8) N14 General Government and State Capitol Buildings, etc. (5 cards). 9) N15 Great Generals (1 card). 10) N18 Parasol Drill (3 cards). 11) N19 Pirates of the Spanish Main (4 cards). 12) N20 Prize and Game Chickens (1 card). 13) N21 Quadrupeds (2 cards). 14) N25 Wild Animals of the World (1 card). 15) N26 The World’s Beauties 1st Series (1 card). 16) N32 The World’s Racers (2 cards). 17) N33 World’s Smokers (25 of the 50 in the set). 18) N37 Birds of America (2 cards). Duke: 19) N72 Coins of All Nations (19 of the 50 in the set). 20) N73 Fancy Dress Ball Costumes (1 card). 21) N74 Fishers and Fish (3 cards). 22) N75 Floral Beauties (9 cards). 23) N80 Holidays (10 cards). 24) N85 Postage Stamps (29 of the 50 in the set): All the stamps have been removed. 25) N86 Scenes of Perilous Occupations (39 of the 50 in set). 26) N87 Shadows (1 card). 27) N91 Yacht Colors of the World (1 card). 28) N133 State and Territorial Governors, Coats of Arms, Etc. (3 cards). 29) N145 Actors and Actresses (10 cards). Goodwin & Co: 30) N163 Dogs of the World (1 card). 31) N164 Flowers (23 of 50 in the set). 32) N166 Occupations for Women (4 cards). Various Other Brands: 33) Kimball: N185 Dancing Girls of the World (3 cards). 34) Kinney: N216 Animals (1 card). 35) Kinney: N217 Butterflies of the World (5 cards). 36) Kinney: N219 Harlequin Cards 1st Series (2 cards). 37) Kinney: N224 Military Series (8 cards). 38) Kinney: N229 Famous Running Horses (2 cards). 39) N245 Actors and Actresses (21 cards). 40) N256 Lorillard "Ancient Mythology Burlesqued” (2 cards). 41) N353 Ladies of the White House (1 card). 42) Lone Jack: N366 Language of Flowers (1 card). 43) H. Ellis & Co: N375 Breeds of Dogs (4 cards). 44) H. Ellis & Co: N377 Generals of the Civil War (1 card). 45) N388 National Types (4 cards). 46) N392 Actresses (105 cards). 47) N465 Actresses (7 cards). 48) N607 Actresses (2 cards). 49) T27 Actresses Series (5 cards). 50) T59 Flags of All Nations (34 cards). 51) T81 Military Series (28 Cards): eighteen cards are the die-cut variety. 52) T99 Sights and Scenes of the World (4 cards). 53) T108 Theatres Old and New (1 card). 54) T113 Types of Nations (1 card). 55) T128 Indians (1 card). Also included: 56) S2 Animals Silks (1). 57) S6 Birds Silks (1). 58) S13 National Arms Silks (2). 59) S16 Military and Lodge Medal Silks (1). 60) S25 College Seal Silks (2). 61) S33 National Flags Silks (26). 62) S56 Bathing Beach Girls Silks (1). 63) S67 American Indian Portraits Silks (28 silks including Sitting Bull). 64) S68 American Indian Portraits & Scenes Silks (1 medium, 3.25 x 5 inches). 65) B33 College Pennant "Rugs" (Virginia). This is a substantial and fascinating collection of tobacco cards representing sixty-five different classic nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sets. Total: 539 cards (and card related). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $3,259


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