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1887-1890 Goodwin and Kimball Nonsport Tobacco-Card Collection (272 cards)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,680
Presented is a collection of 272 tobacco cards from eighteen different Goodwin & Co. and Kimball issues dating between 1887 and 1890. Truly a collection unto itself, this incredible lot includes samples and groups from some of the nineteenth century's most popular nonsport-card sets. This substantial group of tobacco cards is part of an extremely large nineteenth and early twentieth-century nonsport-card collection consigned to this auction, with more than two dozen sets offered individually and the balance offered in a series of group lots and collections. While the cards in this collection span several grades, it is an extremely pleasing group overall in relatively consistent condition. In the condition composite below, it is noted that some cards grade technically lesser than the overall condition for the given set. In almost all cases, the cards present in the same condition when viewed from the front but are downgraded due to small flaws on the reverse, such as pencil notations, album residue, or paper loss, all extremely common flaws when dealing with nineteenth-century cards. This collection consists of the following: Goodwin & Co.: 1) N163 Dogs of the World (30 cards): Twenty-four different. Vg, with seventeen lesser. 2) N164 Flowers (40 cards): Vg to Vg-Ex, with twenty lesser. 3) N166 Occupation For Women (3 cards): Two Vg, one trimmed. Kimball: 4) N110 French Novelties (4 cards): Two Vg and two Gd. 5) N111 Gems of Beauty (5 cards): Vg. 6) N181 Arms of Dominions (57 cards): Thirty-eight different. Vg to Vg-Ex, with eight lesser. 7) N182 Ballet Queens (24 cards): Seventeen different. Vg to Vg-Ex, with five lesser. 8) N183 Butterflies (6 cards): Three Vg and three Fr. 9) N184 Champions of Games and Sports (1 card): Webb (Vg-Ex). 10) N185 Dancing Girls of the World (32 cards): Vg, with eleven lesser. 11) N186 Dancing Women (11 cards): Vg to Vg-Ex. 12) N187 Fancy Bathers (2 cards): Vg and Fr. 13) N188 Goddesses of the Greeks and Romans (22 cards): Vg, with seven lesser. 14) N189 Savage and Semi-Barbarous Chiefs and Rulers (8 cards): Four Vg and four Gd. 15) N194 Household Pets (1 card): Pet Lamb (Fr). 16) N195 National Flags (4 cards): Vg and three Fr. 17) N196 Pretty Athletes (1 card): Skating (Gd). 18) Beauties Playing Cards (21 cards): Uncataloged, all different. Vg to Vg-Ex, with four lesser. This is a very attractive and substantial collection of tobacco cards from many of the nineteenth century's most popular and classic sets. Total: 272 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,680
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