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1888 N305 May's Cut Plug "Head Dresses of Various Nations" Complete Set Minus Three (22/25)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $830
Near-complete set of twenty-two N305 Mayo's Cut Plug "Head Dresses of Various Nations" cards. Missing just three cards (Austria, England, Indian Girl) for completion. Exceptionally strong set of these very colorful tobacco cards, with an overall Excellent or better appearance. Technically the condition ranges from Gd to Vg-Ex (with a few cards downgraded to Gd due to extremely minor back damage related to being removed from an album). Issued with Mayo tobacco, each card features a beautifully rendered multicolor illustration of a female wearing a native headdress from one of the twenty-five different regions of the world represented in the set. The checklist is on the back of the cards. This issue is highly prized by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 22 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $830
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