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Nineteenth-Century Presidential Trade Card Collection (20)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $411
In the late nineteenth century, merchants and manufacturers often produced illustrated cards to distribute as store advertisements. The merchant or manufacturer’s name and address was often printed or stamped on either the front or reverse. They remained very popular through the early 1900s, and were often saved in scrapbook albums as intended. Many different types of subjects were illustrated, and among these, presidents of the United States were very popular. Offered here is a very substantial and fascinating collection of twenty such cards that are highly prized by collectors today for their historic value, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. These cards include seventeen of the first twenty-two Presidents of the United States, from George Washington through Grover Cleveland. Many different types of popular products and businesses are represented in this collection, including furniture, tea, restaurants, tobacco, carpets, and dry goods. All date from the late 1800s. Each card measures approximately 2-5/8 x 4-3/8 inches. All have been graded by SGC. The SGC grades are as follows: One EX/NM 80: Filmore. One VG/EX 50: Buchanan. Six VG 40: Arthur, Garfield, Harrison, Madison, Monroe, and Tyler. Five GOOD 30: Cleveland, Hayes, Johnson, Taylor, and Washington. Five FAIR 20: Adams, Garfield, Grant, Monroe, and Polk. One POOR 10: Garfield. One Authentic: Pierce. This is an impressive-looking group of these rare, unusual, and very attractive nineteenth-century cards, which, especially in comparison to most other types of cards from the era, represent an outstanding value for collectors. Total 20 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.
. SOLD FOR $411
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