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Lot # 1768 (1768 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1880s Nonsport-Card Collection (196)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,320

Presented is a sizable collection of 196 nonsport cards from more than two dozen nineteenth-century issues produced by various manufacturers, including Allen & Ginter, Duke, Kimballs, and Lone Jack. These cards have been saved in the family of a noncollector for decades until recently being consigned to this auction. Accompanying these cards was a complete N28 Allen & Ginter "Champions" set, which is presented elsewhere in two lots (baseball and non-baseball). This collection notably includes two cards from the desirable N48 Virginia Brights female baseball-player series as well as a particularly interesting card of legendary author Mark Twain (identified as Samuel Clemens) produced by W. S. Kimball. The condition of the cards in this collection spans several grades, with the vast majority grading modestly due to flaws on the reverse. This lot consists of the following: 1) N3 Allen & Ginter “Arms Of All Nations” (2 cards). 2) N7 Allen & Ginter “Fans Of The Period” (3 cards). 3) N9 Allen & Ginter “Flags Of All Nations” 1st series (1 card). 4) N17 Allen & Ginter “Naval Flags” (4 cards). 5) N45 Virginia Brights “Actors and Actresses” (8 cards). 6) N46 Virginia Brights “Cigarette Making Girls” (1 card). 7) c.1886 N48 Virginia Brights “Girl Baseball Players” (2 cards – 2nd Base and Shortstop). 8) N49 Virginia Brights “Girl Cyclists” (4 cards). 9) N60 Little Beauties Cigarettes “Actresses and Celebrities” (10 cards). 10) N67 “Actresses” (1 card). 11) N71 Duke “Actors and Actresses” 2nd series (8 cards). 12) N73 Duke “Fancy Dress Ball Costumes” (9 cards). 13) N74 Duke “Fishers and Fish” (2 cards). 14) c.1888 N78 Duke “Histories of Generals” (4 booklets – Butler, Gordon, Meade, and Rosencrans). 15) N145 Duke’s Cameo “Actors and Actresses” (26 cards, including #5 Lillian Russell). 16) N171 Gypsy Queen “Actors and Actresses” (1 card – Mlle. Nata). 17) N182 Kimball “Ballet Queens” (12 cards). 18) N185 Kimball “Dancing Girls of the World” (1 card). 19) N186 Kimball “Dancing Women” (11 cards). 20) N187 Kimball “Fancy Bathers” (15 cards). 21) N189 Kimball “Savage and Semi-Barbarous Chiefs and Rulers” (2 cards). 22) N203 Kimball “Actresses” (53 cards). 23) N369 Lone Jack “Actresses” (2 cards – one Lone Jack Cigarettes brand and one Ruby Cigarettes brand). 24) N370 Lone Jack “Rulers, Celebrities, or Baseball” (1 card – Rev. Henry Ward Beecher). 25) N598 Gilt Edge Cigarettes “Actresses” (3 cards). 26) W.S. Kimball & Co’s Cigarettes S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (1 card). 27) T44 Mogul Cigarettes “Birthday Horoscopes” (1 card - #220). 28) 1888 N6 Allen & Ginter “City Flags” Album Redemption Tickets (8 tickets). This is a fascinating assembly of cards, truly a collection unto itself, offering samples from some of the nineteenth century's most popular sets. Total: 196 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,320

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