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1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" Complete Set (50)
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $4,350.00
Complete set of fifty 1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" booklets. Exceptionally strong set of these very unusual sixteen-page booklets with colorful covers issued as tobacco premiums, with condition ranging from Vg to Ex-Mt (includes a few technically slightly lesser, but all Good or better). 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 non-sport tobacco card collectors. Total 50 booklets. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $4,350.00
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