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1888 N51 Presidents (12 of 22) and N346 Presidents "Between the Acts" (19 of 22)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,740.00
Two near-complete sets of these rare nineteenth-century tobacco card issues, each of which features the first twenty-two Presidents of the United States, from George Washington through Grover Cleveland. 1) N51 Allen & Ginter "Presidents of the United States" (12 of the 22 cards in the set): Four cards are Vg (Polk, Fillmore, Grant, and Hayes), five are Gd due to insignificant paper loss on the back (Taylor, Buchanan, Garfield, Arthur, and Cleveland), and three Pr-Fr (Johnson, Pierce, and Lincoln). Each card features a sepia-toned portrait image of the President with a checklist for the set on the reverse. 2) N346 Thos. H. Hall "Presidents of the United States" (19 of the 22 cards in the set): Five cards are Vg-Ex (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Garfield, and Arthur), five are Vg (J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, Polk, Hayes, and Cleveland), nine are Gd due to paper loss on the back (Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore, Buchanan, and Johnson). The front of each card depicts a colorized portrait image of the great leaders of our nation with advertising for "Between the Acts" cigarettes on the reverse. Two near-complete medium-grade sets of these particularly rare nineteenth-century non-sport tobacco issues. Total 31 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,740.00
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