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1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" Complete Set (50)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,015
Complete set of fifty 1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" booklets. Presented is an exceptionally strong set of these very unusual sixteen-page booklets with colorful covers issued as tobacco premiums, with condition ranging from Vg to Ex (includes some technically slightly lesser). Issued with Duke's Cigarettes, the set is entitled "Histories of Generals." Each booklet is the size of an insert card (2.75 x 1.5 inches) and features a portrait image of a U.S. General on the front with a biography presented on the interior pages. The back cover of each features a beautiful colorful lithograph of a battle scene or soldier-in-action image. This is an extremely attractive set with outstanding eye-appeal. Duke's "Histories of Generals" are rarely offered as a complete set, and are highly prized by Civil War collectors, miniature book collectors, and nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 50 booklets. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,015
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