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1888 N104 Duke "Comic Characters" Near-Complete Set (23/25)
Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $829.50
Near-complete set of N104 Duke "Comic Characters" missing only two cards for completion. This set, issued by Duke with its Honest Long Cut Tobacco brand, features colorful lithography of humorous characters of the day. Each card measures 2-7/16 x 4-1/4 inches and features the character illustration and an identifying description above an advertisement for Honest Long Cut on the front. The reverse contains a complete set checklist along with an advertisement for Duke and Honest Long Cut. This is a very presentable set that appears Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt from the front with six lesser, but is downgraded to nine Vg to Vg-Ex, eleven Fr to Gd, and three Pr for various technical condition issues, including writing, paper loss, or glue residue on the reverse, all common traits among nineteenth-century cards. Missing only "Lah Lah" and "Put Up Or Shut Up" for completion. This is a very attractive complete set of this classic nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco issue. Total: 23 cards. Reserve $100. Estimate $200+. SOLD FOR $829.50
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