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1888 N86 Duke "Scenes of Perilous Occupations" SGC-Graded Near-Complete Set (43/50)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

Near-complete set of 1888 N86 Duke "Scenes of Perilous Occupations," consisting of forty-three cards (out of fifty), entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). This is an extremely attractive near-complete set of these very rare and colorful nonsport tobacco cards. Issued with Duke's Cigarettes, each card features a beautiful colorful lithograph of a scene relating to a specific job, all of which, not surprisingly, involve danger (examples of card titles: The Fireman, Electric Lineman, Circus Rider, etc.). The back of each card features text explaining the "scene of perilous occupation" displayed on the front. SGC Grading Composite: One EX/MT+ 82: #29. Two EX/NM 80: #12 and 41. Four EX+ 70: #2, 14, 34, and 43. Nine EX 60: #15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 42, 48, and 49. Three VG/EX+ 55: #7, 21, and 31. Two VG+ 45: #8 and 46. Eleven VG 40: #4, 5, 9,11 , 18, 22, 28, 33, 36, 37, and 47. Three GOOD+ 35: #1, 16, and 39. One GOOD 30: #13. Six FAIR 20: #17, 25, 26, 35, 38, and 50. One POOR 10: #10. Beautiful near-complete set, with fascinating subject matter, and outstanding eye-appeal. Duke's "Scenes of Perilous Occupations" are rarely offered as a complete or near-complete set, and are highly prized by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 43 cards.  Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $600


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