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Lot # 1760 (1760 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1888 N82 Duke "Musical Instruments" Complete SGC-Graded Set (50)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,680

Complete fifty-card set of 1888 N82 Duke "Musical Instruments," 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 woman playing a different musical instrument. The reverse features a checklist for the set along with advertising for Duke's Cigarettes. SGC Grading Composite: NM 84 (5 cards): #5, 13, 18, 21, and 22. EX/MT+ 82 (2 cards): #12 and 17. EX/NM 80 (8 cards): #8, 10, 25, 33, 34, 36, 42, and 45. EX+ 70 (8 cards): #2, 4, 24, 38, 40, 43, 44, and 47. EX 60 (16 cards): #6, 7, 9, 14, 15, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 39, 46, and 48. VG/EX+ 55 (4 cards): #3, 28, 31, and 49. VG/EX 50 (2 cards): #11 and 16. VG 40 (2 cards): #41 and 50. GOOD+ 35 (1 card): #23. FAIR 20 (1 card): #1. Authentic (1 card): #19. This is a beautiful and rarely offered complete set of this popular nineteenth-century issue. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,680


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