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1910-Era Silks Collection (554) Including S21 and S22 Murad College Sports, American Indians, Actresses, Flags of All Nations, and More!
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $593
Addendum: The counts in the original description were reversed on the S21 and S22 College Silks. They have been corrected below.
Presented is a sizable collection of 1910-era silks consisting of 554 silks from a number of different issues and depicting subjects ranging from actresses to flags to college athletes. It is fascinating to note that this is an original-owner collection that has been saved in the same family since 1910! Forty-four S74 baseball silks also originally accompanied the collection; the S74 baseball silks have been separated and are presented as their own lot within this auction. This collection is highlighted by examples from thirty-eight different silk issues, including S21 and S22 Murad Cigarettes College Sports, S67 Indian Chiefs silks, and S77 Presidents. This collection consists of the following: 1) Two S2 Domestic Animals. 2) Ten S3 Animals (Zira Cigarettes). 3) One S4 Breeds of Dog (Old Mill Cigarettes). 4) One S5 Breeds of Fowl (Zira Cigarettes). 5) Eleven S6 Birds (Zira Cigarettes). 6) Twenty S7 Birds in Flight (Zira Cigarettes). 7) One S8 Butterflies. 8) Fifteen S9 Butterflies (Tokio Cigarettes). 9) Two S14 National Arms. 10) One S16 Emblem Series. 11) Fourteen S17 Military and Lodge Medals. 12) Seven S21 Murad Cigarettes College Sports – Large (5 x 7 inches). 13) Fifteen S22 Murad Cigarettes College Sports – Small (3.5 x 5.5 inches). 14) Three S24 College Banners. 15) Thirty-Six S25 College Seals (Eqyptienne Luxury). 16) Two S27 Yacht Clubs. 17) Two S28 College Penants. 18) Nineteen S31 National Flags. 19) Thirty-eight S33 National Flags (Sovereign Cigarettes except for two Egyptienne Straights Cigarettes). 20) Eighteen S35 Flags and Arms (Nebo or Zira Cigarettes). 21) One S38 Flags and Arms (Nebo Cigarettes). 22) Six S40 Flag, Song, and Flower (Nebo or Zira Cigarettes). 23) Twenty-two S48 Flowers (Zira Cigarettes). 24) Sixteen S50 Fruits (Zira Cigarettes). 25) One S55 Bathing Girls. 26) Twenty-two S56 Bathing Girls. 27) Six S57 Beach Girls. 28) Six S59b Flag Girls of All Nations. 29) Eight S61 Feminine Types (Zira Cigarettes). 30) Thirty-eight S67 Indian Chiefs (twelve Tokio Cigarettes). 31) Eleven S68 Indian Portraits & Scenes (Zira Cigarettes). 32) 149 S72 Actresses (twenty-seven have been affixed to a foreign surface). 33) Twenty-five S75 Famous Queens (Zira Cigarettes). 34) Eight S77 Presidents (Mogul Cigarettes). 35) Two S79 Rulers of the Balkans and Italy (Zira Cigarettes). 36) Two S101 Comic Children (Zira Cigarettes). 37) Five S102 Zira Girls (Zira Cigarettes). 38) Three S107 Mottos (Zira Cigarettes). Also included are five small leather inserts and three bird cards, all in original envelopes. Almost all of the silks have retained their original bold colors and crisp images. This group varies in condition with many of the common flaws associated with silks present (fold lines and fraying, most frequently). This is a tremendous original-owner assembly of silks which has not seen the light of day since 1910, that is truly a collection unto itself, and which would be a substantial addition to any advanced silk or nonsport-card collection. Total: 554 silks. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $593
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