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1912 L1 Leather Ed Walsh
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,644
L1 Leather tobacco premium of legendary Hall of Famer Ed Walsh. This is an extraordinary example of one of the key Hall of Famers from one of the rarest and most desirable of all tobacco-premium issues. L1 Leathers were issued as part of the same promotion as T3 Turkey Reds and S81 Silks. All three of these issues were available only by mail in exchange for coupons packaged with Helmar "Turkish Trophies" brand tobacco. Ten coupons were needed to get a T3, twenty-five coupons for an S81 silk, and fifty coupons were required to obtain each L1 Leather. The L1 Leathers are by far the rarest of these three classic premium-tobacco issues. Ed Walsh, of course, is one of the keys to the L1 set, and this is one of the rarest and most desirable of all Ed Walsh tobacco issues. This is an extremely high-grade example, bright and clean with only minor wear along the edges, and is affixed to a beautiful velvet brown matting for display (ideal for framing), otherwise in Excellent condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,644
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