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Circa 1910 Nonsport Tobacco-Card Collection (1,487 cards) Including 19 Complete or Near-Complete Sets!
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,370.00
Presented is an extremely interesting and comprehensive collection of 1910-era nonsport tobacco cards featuring 1,487 cards from an astounding fifty different sets. The breadth of this collection is tremendous and goes far beyond a standard sample-card collection as it includes six complete sets and thirteen partial or near-complete sets of various issues. In addition to the complete sets, there are several individual card highlights, including a rare (apparently unchecklisted) example from the T126 "State Capitol Buildings" series. This collection consists of the following: 1) T6 College Series (1 card): Harvard (Pr/Fr). 2) T25 Actors Near-Complete Set (40/50 cards): Overall Vg to Vg-Ex with a few lesser. Slight miscuts present on several cards. 3) T27 Actresses (1 card): Fr. 4) T28 Aeroplane Series (2 cards): both Fr. 5) T29 Animals (39 cards): Overall Pr to Gd condition. 6) T30 Arctic Scenes Near-Complete Set (21/25 cards): Overall Pr to Gd condition. 7) T36 Auto Drivers (7 cards): Pr to Fr condition. 8) T37 Automobile Series (1 card): Fr. 9) T39 Battleships (1 card): Pr. 10) T40 Battleships and Signal Flags (1 card): Pr. 11) T42 Bird Series Near-Complete Set (99/100 cards plus one duplicate): Missing Baltimore Oriole/white for completion. Overall Pr to Vg condition, averaging Gd. 12) T43 Bird Series (1 card): Gd. 13) T44 Birthday Horoscopes (1 card): Vg. 14) T47 British Sovereigns Complete Set (42 cards): Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt condition with four lesser. 15) T48 Butterfly Series (1 card): Vg. 16) T51 College Series (62 cards): Pr to Vg condition, averaging Fr. 17) T52 Costumes and Scenery (1 card): Pr. 18) T53 Cowboy Series Near-Complete Set (44/49 cards): Overall Vg with sixteen lesser. 19) T56 Emblem Series (3 cards): Fr to Vg. 20) T57 Fable Series (1 card): Fr. 21) T59 Flags of All Nations Near-Complete Set (199/200 cards plus six duplicates): Missing German Pilot Flag for completion. 78% range from Vg to Ex, 22% Pr to Gd. 22) T62 Fortune Series (3 cards): all Fr. 23) T68 Heroes & Men of History (24 cards): Eight Vg, sixteen Pr to Gd. Includes two Pan Handle Scrap silver backs. 24) T69 Historic Homes Partial Set (38/50 cards): Fifteen Vg, twenty-three Pr to Gd. 25) T70 Historical Events Series Near-Complete Set (24/25 cards): Missing Declaration of Independence for completion. Seventeen Vg to Ex, seven Fr to Gd. 26) T72 Hudson Fulton Series (1 card): Fr. 27) T73 Indian Life in the 60s Complete Set (50 cards plus one duplicate): Eighteen Vg, thirty-three Pr to Gd. 28) T77 Lighthouse Series Near-Complete Set (42/50 cards): Twenty-seven Vg to Vg-Ex, fifteen Pr to Gd. 29) T78 Little Henry Series (17 cards): Vg-Ex to Ex from front, all but five have reverse paper loss. 30) T80 Military Series (1 card): Pr. 31) T81 Military Series Complete Set (50 cards plus twelve duplicates): Overall Vg-Ex to Ex with seven lesser and a few slight trim/miscut. 32) T85 Movie Stars (92 cards): Overall Vg to Ex condition on front with fifteen lesser. Most cards have small area of paper loss or tape residue on reverse. 33) T87 Modern American Airplanes Complete Set (150 cards): Overall Ex to Ex-Mt with seventeen lesser (mostly Vg to Vg-Ex). 34) T98 Rulers of the World (3 cards): All Fr. 35) T99 Sight and Scenes of the World Near-Complete Set (49/50): Missing Ruins of Pompei for completion. Overall Vg-Ex to Ex with five lesser. 36) T105 Standard Bearers (2 cards): Pr/Fr. 37) T107 Seals of the United States and Coats of Arms of All Countries of the World Near-Complete Set (126/150 cards): 70% Vg to Vg-Ex, 30% Gd (with a few lesser). 38) T108 Theatres Old and New Series Partial Set (35/50 cards): Vg to Vg-Ex with seven lesser. 39) T112 Toast Series (2 cards): Gd. 40) T113 Types of All Nations Complete Set (50 cards plus 35 duplicates): Set ranges from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) with six lesser. Duplicates are Vg with twelve lesser. 41) T114 Comics (2 cards): Pr/Fr. 42) T118 World's Greatest Explorers Near-Complete Set (21/25 cards): Overall Pr to Vg condition (averaging Gd). 43) T119 World Scenes and Portraits (1 card): Pr. 44) T120 World Views (1 card): Vg. 45) T121 World War I Scenes (1 card): Vg. 46) T126 State Capitol Buildings (1 card): Extremely rare card, unchecklisted, Pr. 47) T129 American Indian Chiefs Near-Complete Set (38/40 cards): Missing #21 John Grass and 37 Sitting Bull for completion. Twenty-five Vg-Ex to Ex, thirteen Fr to Vg. 48) T132 Mail Carriers and Stamps (2 cards): Gd/Vg. 49) T177 National Flag on Domino Complete Set (28 cards): Overall Vg with three lesser, hand-cut issue. 50) T350-2 Cigar Labels (10 cards): Overall Vg-Ex condition. This is an impressive 1910-era nonsport tobacco-card collection, the result of many years of assembly by a dedicated collector, and including many highlights. Total: 1,487 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,370.00
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