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1911 T70 Misc. Brands "Historical Events Series" Large-Size Complete Set Minus 1 (24/25)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $360
Near-complete set of twenty-four cards (2.25 x 3.5 inches) from the T70 "Historical Events Series." Missing only "The Signing of the Declaration of Independence" card for completion. Issued in 1911, "Historical Events Series" is one of the most highly regarded and popular of all 1910-era nonsports sets. Each of the card fronts features a beautiful full-color lithograph of a great event in American history. The back of each card features a summary of the historical event pictured on the front and an advertisement for various tobacco brands. Condition is as follows: Three cards grade Ex, nine Vg-Ex, one Vg, eight Gd, and three Fr. Also included with the set are three smaller variation cards (two Vg and one Fr). The tobacco brands represented in this set are Hoffman House Magnums Cigars, Flexo Giants Little Cigars, Buffo Little Cigars, Le Roy Breva, and Just Suits Cut Plug. This is an extremely attractive near-set with outstanding eye-appeal. The "Historical Events Series" are highly prized by both historical collectors and nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 27 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $360
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