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1902-1903 T7 Turkish Trophies "Hamilton King Girls" Collection (35)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $240
Collection of thirty-five different T7 Turkish Trophies "Hamilton King Girls" tobacco premiums (out of 111 in the set). The T7 "Hamilton King Girls" are rare and among the most striking nonsport tobacco premiums ever issued. These premiums feature magnificent full-color artistic drawings of pretty women. The set is organized into six separate series, each with a different theme: "Sketches," "Girls," "Bathing Girls," "Period Gowns," "Flag Girls," and "Bathing-Athletic-Dancing Girls." The thirty-five T7 premiums in this collection include subjects from four of the six subseries: 1) T7-1 Sketches (9 of 12 cards): Missing only #4 Woman with golf bag, 6 Woman with hockey stick, and 8 Woman with tennis racquet. Two grade Vg-Ex to Ex, two grade Gd, and five display tiny pinholes in at least one corner, but otherwise display as Vg-Ex to Ex. 2) T7-2 Girls (complete set of 12 cards). Six grade Vg to Vg-Ex and six grade lesser due to pinholes or added color (otherwise Gd to Vg-Ex). 3) T7-3 Bathing Girls (11 of 12 cards): Missing only #34 Ocean Grove Girl. Condition is seven Vg-Ex to Ex and four lesser due to pinholes or trimming. 4) T7-6 Bathing-Athletic-Dancing Girls (3 cards): #3 Yachting Girl, 4 Tennis Girl, and 6 Rowing Girl. One Ex and two Gd. T7s are big cards; due to their large size they tend to be subject to a little more corner wear and creases than smaller cards, and were also often tacked up on walls, which is why pinholes are so common with this issue. Most of these cards have tremendous visual appeal despite their various mostly minor condition problems. Colorful, scarce, and beautifully lithographed, this is a very substantial collection of these quality nonsport tobacco premiums. Total: 35 premiums. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $240
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