1889-1890 N91 Duke "Yacht Colors of the World" SGC-Graded Complete Set (50)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,066.50
Complete set of fifty 1889-1890 N91 Duke “Yacht Colors of the World” cards, all graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Rarely offered high-grade complete set of these extremely popular and colorful tobacco cards, with eleven cards ranging from Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt+, four cards Ex-Mt to Ex-Mt+, sixteen Ex to Ex+, five Vg-Ex to Vg-Ex+, eight Vg, and six lesser. This is an extremely strong set across the board. SGC grading composite: Four NM+ 86: Emma Carson, Helena Dacre, Miss Gilbert, and Sadie Martinot. Seven NM 84: Maude Branscomb, Estelle Clayton, Miss Fortescue, Genevieve Lytton, Julia Marlowe, Louise Paullin, and Lillian Russell (Seawanhaka). One EX/NM+ 82: Lillian Grubb. Three EX/NM 80: Lotta, Adelina Patti, and Helen Standish. Three EX+ 70: Dorothy Dene, Emma Leslie, and Blanch Roosevelt. Thirteen EX 60: Kate Blancke, Zelie de Lussan, Minnie Dupree, Pauline Hall, Maude Millett, Adelaide Neilson, Jennie Prince, Miss Reynolds, Mabel Runnels, Lillian Russell (Manhattan), Gracie Sherwood, Annie Sommerville, and Myra Ward. Three VG/EX+ 55: Mabel Jordan, Margaret Mather, and Miss Winner. Two VG/EX 50: Lillian Blow and Modjeska. Eight VG 40: Miss Atkinson, Marie Burroughs (Danish & New York), Lilly Claus, Bertha Ricci, Miss Sadler, Theo, and Miss Wells. Four GOOD 30: Mary Anderson, Lurline Birdsall, Agnes Huntington, and Phoebe Russell. Two FAIR 20: Kate Vaughan and Rose Wilson. These sporting cards feature attractive women dressed in fancy attire. The colors printed on the cards represent then well-known yacht clubs from around the world. The back of each card features a checklist of the set. This is an extremely strong set with outstanding eye-appeal. Duke's “Yacht Colors of the World” set has always been highly appreciated by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors for its beauty and subject matter. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.
SOLD FOR $1,066.50