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1912 S81 Large Silk Premium Rube Benton MINT!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,406

Incredible ultra high-grade example of #88 Rube Benton from this popular and rare 1912 tobacco premium issue, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful sets ever produced. Rube Benton is of special significance set because this is one of the few designs in the S81 set which does not appear in the related T3 Turkey Red baseball cabinet-card series. Crisp and clean, perfectly preserved in all respects, with perfect edges, a flawless image, unimprovable bold, bright colors, and a flawless surface, a few strands of fraying at the top and bottom, essentially in Mint condition. It would be hard to imagine that this S81 Benton would not be an upgrade in any S81 collection. This is an amazing ultra high-grade example from one of the rarest and most classic of all tobacco premium issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $4,406

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