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Lot # 207 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Doc Crandall Portrait with Cap - First Confirmed Example with Rare Uzit Back!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $5,100

Presented is a very rare example of Doc Crandall (portrait, with cap variation) from the classic T206 set with an extremely desirable Uzit advertising reverse. According to, Uzit ranks as the sixth most difficult advertising back (out of thirty-nine) to find. While Uzit-back T206s are noteworthy to begin with, the offered card is particularly special in that it is the first confirmed example of this pose to exist with a Uzit advertisement. We love interesting stories about extremely rare cards and how they happened to be saved, and this one has a great history: Miraculously, this card was one of several hundred tobacco cards found in a scrapbook that was literally spared from the trash more than sixty years ago by our consignor's great-grandfather, who was a New York City janitor. At some point in time, the cards were removed from the scrapbook, and eventually passed down to our consignor, who has diligently saved them for the past several decades. Graded POOR 10 by SGC, the offered example features brilliant colors, a crisp, flawless image, and perfect registration. Bright white borders with light, even wear to the four corners, a diagonal crease to the right of Crandall's head, and a few insignificant spots of paper loss in the red background. The important Uzit advertising reverse is boldly printed and displays evidence of scrapbook removal, including glue residue and a small area of excess paper. Despite these flaws, this card is of extraordinary significance as the first confirmed example with this rare advertising back and will be of great interest to T206 and rare-back collectors alike. SOLD FOR $5,100

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