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Lot # 1332 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1888 N240 Kinney Bros. "Types of Nationalities" Complete Set (25)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $720

Complete set of twenty-five 1888 N240 Kinney Bros. "Types of Nationalities" cards. A very attractive complete set of these rare, colorful, and very striking nineteenth-century tobacco cards. These cards (approximately 1.5 x 2.75 inches) are very elaborately designed in a style similar to that of matchbooks. The front of each card depicts a cultural figure representative of the nation featured on the card (such as a mummy for Egypt), and the bottom flap of the card folds down (extending the card to total dimensions of 6.75 x 1.5 inches) to reveal the figure smoking Sweet Caporal Cigarettes. When extended, the other side reveals a complete checklist for the set. This set is very consistent in appearance, ranging from Vg to Ex, with four lesser. Three of the small folding tabs have become detached and one (Esquimaux) is missing entirely. This is a beautiful and rarely offered complete set of this colorful and fascinating issue. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $720

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