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Lot # 1761 (1761 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1890 N80 Duke "Holidays" Complete SGC-Graded Set (50)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

Complete fifty-card set of 1890 N80 Duke "Holidays," entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). This is a very attractive complete set of these rare, colorful, and very striking nineteenth-century tobacco cards. Each card depicts a different holiday from around the world using a colorful scene of a woman celebrating, oftentimes in native dress. The reverse features a description and history of the holiday along with advertising for Duke's Cigarettes. SGC Grading Composite: NM 84 (2 cards): #8 and 40. EX/NM 80 (5 cards): #1, 9, 18, 26, and 36. EX+ 70 (4 cards): #11, 16, 44, and 48. EX 60 (9 cards): #5, 12, 15, 25, 31, 32, 39, 41, and 46. VG/EX+ 55 (4 cards): #4, 14, 22, and 35. VG/EX 50 (7 cards): #6, 7, 13, 20, 38, 43, and 49. VG+ 45 (2 cards): #29 and 45. VG 40 (2 cards): #30 and 47. GOOD+ 35 (7 cards): #2, 3, 17, 19, 23, 33, and 34. GOOD 30 (5 cards): #10, 21, 24, 27, and 50. FAIR 20 (2 cards): #28 and 37. Authentic (1 card): #42. This is a beautiful and rarely offered complete set of this popular nineteenth-century issue. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $600


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