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1890 N113 Duke "Habitations of Man” Complete Set (25)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $940
In the nineteenth-century, tobacco companies issued cards featuring an almost infinite variety of subjects in their effort to captivate the interest of customers. Duke's "Habitations of Man" is one of the most distinctive and fascinating of these marketing efforts. This very attractive complete set of twenty-five "Habitations of Man" cards presents some of the finest artwork to ever appear on any tobacco series. The set presents a wide variety of family dwellings representing different cultures from all over the world. The cards were distributed with Duke’s Honest Long Cut brand tobacco. Sixteen cards range from Vg to Ex, eight are Gd, and one lesser (although the set has an overall Excellent appearance, far superior to these technical grades). The back of each card features a checklist for the set. This is an extremely attractive set, with fascinating subject matter, and with outstanding eye-appeal. Duke's "Habitations of Man" are rarely offered as a complete set, and are highly prized by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Dimensions: 2-1/2 x 4-1/8 inches. Total 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
SOLD FOR $940
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