1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" Complete Set (50)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2396

Item Year: 1888

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Complete set of 50 1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" booklets. Exceptionally strong set of these very unusual 16-page booklets with colorful covers issued as tobacco premiums, with condition 76% Gd to Vg (including a couple Vg-Ex) and 24% lesser (including three with missing back covers). The Stonewall Jackson booklet has been encapsulated as Authentic by SGC and presents in Good condition. 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 19th-century nonsport tobacco card collectors. Total: 50 booklets. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.

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