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1910-Era Type-Card Collection (3): D303 General Baking, T215 Red Cross Tobacco, and T216 Kotton Tobacco
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,040
Presented is a trio of very scarce 1910-era sample cards, each graded and encapsulated by SGC (except for one GAI). 1) 1912-1913 T215 Red Cross (Type 2): Harry Lord (FAIR 20). Lord is identified as a member of Chicago White Sox along the bottom of the card but is pictured in a Boston jersey. 2) 1914 T216 Kotton Cigarettes: Mickey Doolan (GAI GD/VG 2.5). Baltimore Federal League. 3) 1915 D303 General Baking: Fred Jacklitsch (SGC GOOD 30). Baltimore Federal League. Each card is extremely presentable, with outstanding reverse advertisements, an ideal quality for any sample-card. Each of these cards is from a very scarce and desirable set. T215 Red Cross is one of tobacco-card collecting's most overlooked issues. Very similar in design and borrowing images from the T206 set, T215 Red Cross cards are believed to have been issued exclusively in the Louisiana area. The T216 set was produced by the People's Tobacco Co. of New Orleans and was regionally issued only in the Louisiana area. Cards from this set feature advertising from three People's Tobacco Co. brands: Kotton, Mino, and Virginia Extra. The D303 set was issued by the General Baking Company and shares designs with several closely related caramel issues (E90-1 American Caramel Company, E106 American Caramel, T216 Kotton, etc.) from the same era. All General Baking cards are rare. This outstanding trio of sample cards from three very rare sets would make an outstanding addition to any prewar or sample-card collection. Total: 3 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,040
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