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Lot # 1680 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1887 N99 Duke "Battle Scenes" SGC-Graded Complete Set (25)

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,303.50

Complete 25-card set of N99 Duke "Battle Scenes" cards. Sharp-looking set of these scarce and very colorful nineteenth-century tobacco cards. Issued with Duke's Cigarettes Honest Long Cut Tobacco, these cards measure 2-1/2 by 4-1/8 inches and feature a striking colorful lithograph of a scene from the American Civil War with a caption on front. On the reverse is an explanation of the scene along with a checklist for the set and advertising for Honest Long Cut and Duke. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). SGC grading composite: EX 60 (7 cards): Grant at Missionary Ridge, Heroism of Col. Rogers, Jeb Stuart Saving His Guns, Morgan's Great Raid, Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville, The Attack on Federal Camp, and Thomas Reinforced by Granger. VG/EX+ 55 (5 cards): Farragut at Battle of Mobile Bay, Farragut Passing the Forts, Grant's Interview with Pemberton, Merrimac Destroying the Frigate Congress, and Sheridan's Ride. VG/EX 50 (3 cards): Foote Supporting Assault on Fort Donelson, McClellan at Battle of Antietam, and Pickett's Charge. VG+ 45 (3 cards): Battle of Fredericksburgh, The Black Horse Cavalry at Bull Run, and The Federal Advance at Bull Run. VG 40 (2 cards): Merrimac Ramming the Cumberland, and Monitor and Merrimac. GOOD+ 35 (3 cards): Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Lee at Malvern Hill, and Sherman at Atlanta. GOOD 30 (1 card): Ram Albemarle. FAIR 20 (1 card): The Assault on Fort Donelson. Even the lesser-graded examples in this set present at a far superior level than suggested by their technically accurate assigned grades and these few cards have in most cases been downgraded due to small areas of paper loss on the reverse. This is an extremely attractive set with outstanding eye-appeal and is especially popular among nonsport collectors for its design and historical subject matter. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,303.50

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