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1890s N210, N211, N212, N213, N214 Kinney Bros. "Actresses" Collection (616 cards)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,080
Presented is an extremely substantial collection of 616 tobacco cards from five different Kinney Bros. "Actresses" sets dating from the 1890s. This tremendous lot is part of an extremely large 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: 1) N210 Actresses (124 cards): 40% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 60% lesser (almost entirely due to flaws on the reverse). 2) N211 Actresses (22 cards): Vg-Ex to Ex, with six Vg. 3) N212 Actresses (114 cards): 63% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 37% lesser (mostly due to flaws on the reverse, with fifteen trimmed or skinned). 4) N213 Actresses (229 cards): Includes 24/25 different Group 1 cards and complete set of 25 Group 2 cards. 52% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 48% lesser (mostly due to flaws on the reverse). 5) N214 Actresses (127 cards): 57% Vg to Vg-Ex and 43% lesser (mostly due to flaws on the reverse). This is a very attractive collection of "Actresses" cards issued by Kinney Bros., which would provide a superb foundation for the assembly of complete sets of these popular issues. Total: 616 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,080
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