1888 N124 Duke "Presidential Possibilities" Complete Set (25)

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2400

Item Year: 1888

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Addendum (4/10/17, 1:28 PM): This item is listed in the printed catalog as missing one card. The missing card has just been found by the consignor and he has sent it to us to complete the set. Complete set of twenty-five cards from the 1888 N124 Duke "Presidential Possibilities" series. This is a very strong complete set of these extremely striking nineteenth-century tobacco cards. The N124 set is one of the most popular and desirable of all nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card sets. Issued with Duke's Cigarettes, each card measures 2-9/16 x 4-1/8 inches and features color portraits of the various statesmen considered to be potential candidates for the presidency in 1888 on the front with a checklist presented on the reverse. Condition is three Ex, one Vg-Ex, eight Vg, three Gd, eight Fr, and two Pr. Two cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA: Gorman (GOOD 2) and Gray (VG 3 [MK]). This is an extremely attractive set with outstanding eye-appeal. Duke's "Presidential Possibilities" are highly prized by both historical collectors and nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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