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Circa 1910 Non-Sport (and Boxing) Tobacco-Card Collection (590)
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,645.00
Collection of 590 cards from twenty-one different classic 1910-era non-sport tobacco issues (includes a few boxers and other athletes). Most are different but some duplicates (as noted) are included. This is a very attractive, clean, and unpicked original "cigar box" collection, with condition ranging from Good to Excellent (includes some lesser grade and some in higher grade): 1) T30 Arctic Scenes (complete set of 25 plus two duplicates). 2) T44 Birthday Horoscopes (4 cards). 3) T53 Cowboy Series (27 of the 49 cards in the set). 4) T59 Flags of All Nations (47 of the 200 cards in the set). 5) T62 Fortune Series (60 total cards, 49 different plus 11 duplicates). 6) T68 Heroes of History/Men of History (12 different cards). 7) T72 Hudson-Fulton Series (14 total cards, 13 of the 25 in the set). 8) T76 Jigsaw Puzzle Pictures (19 total cards, 17 different plus two duplicates). This is a particularly impressive looking group of completely unpunched illustrated tobacco "puzzle cards." 9) T77 Lighthouse series (50 total cards, 49 of the 50 cards in the set). 10) T107 Seals of the United States and Coats of Arms of All Countries of the World (85 total cards, 83 of the 150 in the set). 11) T112 Toast Series (49 total cards, 46 different plus three duplicates). 12) T118 The World's Greatest Explorers (24 of the 25 cards in the set). 13) T218 Champion Athletes and Prize Fighters (50 total cards, 48 of the 153 cards in the set). The T218s feature boxers and various champion athletes of the era, including track-and-field stars. Keys: Abe Attell (touches of paper loss on front, otherwise Vg), James Jeffries (fighting pose, Vg), two Stanley Ketchell (Vg and Gd), Sam Langford (Vg). Also included: 14) E32 Zoo Cards - Fish (40 of the 50 in the set). 15) S9 Butterfly Silks (40 silks). 16) S14 National Arms Silks (7 silks). 17) S17 Military and Lodge Medal Silks (2 silks). 18) S25 College Seal Silks (6 silks including Yale). 19) S67 American Indian Portraits Silks (23 silks including Geronimo). 20) S90 City Seal Silks (City of St. Louis). 21) College Pennant "Rugs" (Brown, Cornell, Harvard). This is a fascinating and very substantial original-owner collection of 1910-era tobacco cards and silks including twenty-four boxing cards. Total 590 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,645.00
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