Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.
1889 N117 Duke "Industries of States" Complete Set (25)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,422.00
Rarely offered complete set of twenty-five 1889 N117 Duke "Industries of States" cards, one of the nineteenth century's most popular and colorful tobacco cards, with thirteen cards grading Vg to Vg-Ex and twelve cards lesser due to paper loss or pencil writing on the reverse. This is a very presentable set across the board, with almost all cards having a superior appearance to the technical grades (as is often the case with nineteenth-century tobacco cards). This exceptionally colorful set was issued with Duke's Honest Long Cut and Gail & Ax's Navy Long Cut tobacco brands (both are represented in this set). Each card (2-1/2 x 4-3/16 inches) features a colorful, graphically detailed lithographic image of a half-exposed woman with a shield representing a different state. The back of each card features a checklist of the set. This very scarce issue is rarely seen as a complete set, and is highly prized by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.
SOLD FOR $1,422.00
(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)