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Circa 1910 H767 Piedmont Tobacco "Life of Rip Van Winkle" Complete Set (10)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,175.00

Offered is a complete set of ten circa 1910 Piedmont tobacco “Life of Rip Van Winkle” premiums, one of the rarest and most unusual of all 1910 nonsport tobacco-card sets. These are so rare they are virtually unknown in the nonsport card-collecting field, but were known by Jefferson Burdick, as he assigned them a catalog number in the American Card Catalog. This is the first complete set we have ever seen. This is one of those unusual nonsport tobacco card sets which stands out as rare to even the most seasoned veteran collector. This exceptionally colorful premium set was issued to promote the Piedmont tobacco brand. Each card features an extremely colorful and detailed lithographic scene relating to the myth of Rip Van Winkle, with a package of Piedmont Smoking Tobacco superimposed in the foreground of the illustration. The back of each card features a brief synopsis of the legendary story. All have perfectly clean backs. The production quality of this set is outstanding. This is an extremely attractive set with outstanding eye-appeal. The condition of this set is averages Vg-Ex overall. Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 inches each. Total 10 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,175.00

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