1901 E1 Breisch-Williams "Army" SGC-Graded Complete Set (25)

Sold For: $300

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2411

Item Year: 1901

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Outstanding and very rarely offered complete 25-card set of E1 Breisch-WIlliams "Army" cards, entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC. This set depicts a variety of military figures in colorful portrait illustrations. The reverse of each card features a complete checklist and advertisement for the manufacturer Breisch-Williams. SGC Grading Composite: Three VG/EX+ 55: Germany/Uhlan, Italy/Artillery, and Russia/Chevalier Guard. Four VG/EX 50: France/Infantry, Italy/Cavalry, Spain/Infantry, and United States/Light Artillery. Five VG+ 45: Austria-Hungary/Body Guard, Germany/Infantry, Russia/Light Artillery, Spain/Pavia Hussar, and United States/Cavalry. Seven VG 40: Austria-Hungary/Light Artillery, Austria-Hungary/Sharpshooter, England/Highlander, 42. Reg't, England/Life Guard, France/Algerian Tirailleurs, Italy/Sharpshooter, and Mexico/Rural (Gendarme). Five GOOD 30: England/Royal Horse Artillery, France/Cuirassier, Germany/Field Artillery, Mexico/Infantry, and Russia/Infantry. One POOR 10: United States/Infantry. This is a very attractive complete set from a classic and very scarce early nonsport caramel-card issue. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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