Catalogued T1 by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog, this striking premium set issued in 1900 includes twenty-five colorful lithographed cards (8.25 x 6.25 inches) featuring various then very well known actresses dressed in theater costumes, highlighted by such stars as Ethel Barrymore and Lillian Russell. Each card in this set could be obtained only by redeeming the coupons, which were included in packages of Turkish Trophies cigarettes. Condition is: three Vg-Ex, twelve Vg, seven Gd (mostly due to pencil on the backs), one Pr-Fr, one with a slight trim, and one altered with tape. Bright, clean, and visually impressive, this very scarce issue is rarely offered as a complete set. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
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