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Tremendous Nineteenth-Century Non-Sport Tobacco Card Collection (3,425)

Starting Bid - $10,000.00, Sold For - $32,312.50

Extraordinary collection of 3,425 non-sport tobacco cards from the 1880s through the 1890s includes representation from an astounding 132 different issues. There are 1,483 Allen & Ginters, 923 Dukes, 47 Goodwins, 81 Kimballs, 771 Kinneys, and 120 cards from various other tobacco brands. Most are different but many duplicates (as noted) are included. Included are hundreds of significant rarities. This collection is the result of a very advanced collector's life-long mission to complete all nineteenth-century tobacco card sets. That goal might seem impossible, but this collector certainly did make a valiant attempt. This is by far the largest collection of nineteenth-century tobacco cards we have ever seen offered anywhere ever as a single collection. A recent marriage has motivated this advanced collector to downsize. We are offering the entire collection intact as a single lot per his instructions. Condition ranges from Good to Ex-Mt (includes some lesser grade and some in higher grade). The collection is too long to post in its entirety here. A complete list including condition detail can be found in our printed catalog, or can be emailed in an excel spread sheet. A partial list of the collection (quantities of cards from 88 of the 132 different issues represented) follows: Allen & Ginter: 1) N1 American Editors (36 total cards, 31 out of 50 cards in the set). 2) N2 American Indian Chiefs (93 total cards, 44 out of 50 cards in the set). Includes Geronimo, Sitting Bull, and two error cards (Agate Arrow Point - single feather, and Chief Gall - wavy hair). 3) N4 Birds of America (83 total cards, 43 out of 50 cards in the set). 4) N5 Birds of the Tropics (38 total cards, 30 of the 50 cards in the set). 5) N6 City Flags (79 total cards, 48 of the 50 cards in the set). 6) N13 Game Birds (73 total cards, 41 of the 50 cards in the set). 7) N14 General Government and State Capitol Buildings of the United States (49 total cards, 33 out of 50 cards in the set). 8) N15 Great Generals (8 cards). 9) N16 Natives in Costume (52 total cards, 48 of the 50 in the set). 10) N18 Parasol Drill (24 total cards, 18 of the 50 in the set). 10) N19 Pirates of the Spanish Main (55 total cards, 37 out of 50 in the set including Blackbeard). 11) N20 Prize and Game Chickens (12 cards). 12) N21 Quadrupeds (16 cards). 13) N22 Racing Colors of the World (60 total cards, 46 out of 50 in the set). 14) N24 Types of All Nations (15 total cards). 15) N26 The World's Beauties - 1st Series (7 cards, including Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Princess of Wales, and Egyptian Beauty). 16) N27 The World's Beauties - 2nd Series (7 cards). 17) N30 The World's Decorations (50 total cards, 41 out of 50 in the set. 18) N31 World's Dudes (10 cards). 19) N33 World's Smokers (173 total cards, complete set of 50 cards). 20) N34 World's Sovereigns (27 total cards, 26 out of 50 in the set). 21) N39 Fish from American Waters (31 out of 50 cards in the set). 21) N40 Game Birds (24 total cards, 23 of the 50 in the set). Duke's: 22) N70 Actors and Actresses - 1st Series (26 total cards, 22 of the 50 in the set, including Lillian Russell). 23) N71 Actors and Actresses - 2nd Series (31 total cards, 25 out of 50 in the set). 24) N72 Coins of All Nations (44 total cards, 31 of the 50 in the set). 25) N73 Fancy Dress Ball Costumes (42 total cards, 29 of the 50 in the set). 26) N75 Floral Beauties and Language of Flowers (84 total cards, 43 of the 50 in the set). 27) N76 Great Americans (54 total cards, 47 out of 50 cards in the set, including Washington, Lincoln, and Grant). 28) N77 Gymnastic Exercises (5 cards). 29) N78 Histories of Generals (15 booklets, including Robert E. Lee). 30) N79 Histories of Poor Boys (12 booklets, including Buffalo Bill). 31) N80 Holidays (9 cards). 32) N81 Jokes (28 total cards, 24 of the 50 in the set). 33) N82 Musical Instruments (37 total cards, 27 of the 50 in the set). 34) N83 Ocean and River Steamers (5 cards). 35) N84 Playing Cards (52 of the 53 cards in the set, missing only the joker card). 36) N85 Postage Stamps (129 total cards, complete set of 50 cards). 37) N86 Scenes of Perilous Occupations (25 total cards, 24 out of 50 in the set). 38) N87 Shadows (44 total cards, 38 out of 50 in the set). 39) N88 The Terrors of America (37 total cards, 30 of the 50 in the set). 40) N90 Vehicles of the World (12 cards). 41) N91 Yacht Colors of the World (79 total cards, 45 out of 50 in the set). Additional Large Cards: 42) N100 Bicycle and Trick Riders (3 cards). 43) N101 Breeds of Horses (4 cards). 44) N113 Habitations of Man (15 total cards, 14 of the 25 in the set). 45) N118 Jokes (11 cards). 46) N119 Lighthouses (6 die-cuts). 47) N120 Miniature Novelties (10 cards). 48) N121 Musical Instruments of the World (3 cards). 49) N124 Presidential Possibilities (2 cards). 50) N126 Rulers, Flags, Arms of All Nations (9 cards including Pres. Cleveland). 51) N127 Sea Captains (10 cards). 52) N128 Snapshots from Puck (7 cards). 53) N133 State and Territorial Governors, Coats of Arms, Etc. (11 cards). 54) N139 Types of Vessels (8 die-cuts). Goodwin & Co.: 55) N163 Dogs of the World (32 total cards, 29 out of 50 in the set). 56) N165 Games and Sports Series (15 cards).Kimball: 57) N181 Arms of Dominions (4 cards). 58) N182 Ballet Queens (9 cards). 59) N183 Butterflies (3 cards). 60) N185 Dancing Girls of the World (12 cards). 61) N186 Dancing Women (30 total cards, 27 out of 50 in the set). 62) N187 Fancy Bathers (17 cards). 63) N188 Goddesses of the Greeks and Romans (6 cards). Kinney Bros.: 64) N216 Animals (59 total cards, complete set of 25 cards). 65) N217 Butterflies of the World (49 cards). 66) N218 Famous Gems of the World (53 total cards, complete set of 25). 67) N219 Harlequin Cards - 1st Series (18 cards). 68) N220 Harlequin Cards - 2nd Series (11 cards). 69) N221 Jocular Oculars (18 cards). 70) N222 Leaders (74 total cards, complete set of 25). 71) N223 Magic Changing Cards (5 cards 72) N224 Military Series (16 cards). 73) N225 National Dances (62 total cards, 37 of the 50 in the set). 74) N226 Naval Vessels of the World (52 total cards, complete set of 25). 75) N227 New Years 1890 Cards (29 cards). 76) N228 Novelties (137 cards). 77) N229 Famous Running Horses - American (35 total cards, complete set of 25). 78) N230 Famous Running Horses - English (66 total cards, complete set of 25). 79) N232 Surf Beauties (34 total cards, 28 out of 50 in the set). 80) N233 Transparent Playing Cards (52 total cards, 47 of the 52 in the set). Various Other Brands: 81) N240 Types of Nationalities (45 total cards, 24 of the 25 in the set). 82) N256 Ancient Mythology Burlesqued (5 cards). 83) N303 Costumes of Warriors and Soldiers (12 of the 19 in the set). 84) N307 National Dancers (7 die-cuts). 85) N353 Ladies of the White House (15 total cards, 11 of the 25 in the set). 86) N407 National Costumes (20 cards). 87) N472 Presidents (2 cards). 88) N570 American Indians (2 cards). Black Hawk and Keokuk. Total 3,425 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $32,312.50


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