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Diverse subject matter and genuine antique status provide plenty of interest with this collection 1880s non-sport tobacco cards. Designated as “N-cards” for 19th Century issues, these early tobacco cards are generally desirable with nice obverses, though a minority percentage are affected on the reverse by tape/residue stains/surface loss/writing as noted below. Issued by collector favorite brands such as Allen & Ginter, Duke, Kinney, Old Judge and some lesser known factories, this lot of (43) cards features popular categories such as actresses, birds, fish, animals, buildings, coins, playing cards and more.
(3) Actress/Actor, designation undetermined with: (2) blank back: Lillian Rusell (VG) and (1) unknown (VG); Kinney Sweet Caporal Johnstone Bennet (GD)
(3) N4 Allen & Ginter Birds of America, all appealing (GD to VG) with: Martin, Mother Carey’s Chicken, Starling
(6) N5 Allen & Ginter Birds of the Tropics, all solid better condition (average VG) with: Concave-Casqued Hornbill, Lyre Bird, Magnificent Bird of Paradise, Rainbow Pitta, Sacred Ibis, Swinhoe Pheasant
(3) N8 Allen & Ginter Fish from American Waters, all (FR) with tape/writing on reverse, obverse present GD with: Moonfish, Pampano, Tarpon
(2) N13 Allen & Ginter Game Birds, both (GD) with: American Partridge, Prairie Chicken
(2) N14 Allen & Ginter General Government and State Capital Buildings of the U.S. with: Capitol of Pennsylvania (VG), Capitol of Iowa (GD)
(3) N72 Coins of all Nations all (VG) with: Canada, China, New-Foundland
(7) N74 Duke’s Cigarettes Fishers and Fish, all (FR) with tape/stains/surface loss/writing on reverse, obverses present GD or better with: Cat Fish, Gar, John Dory, Loach, Muskallonge, Red Snapper, Sea Bass
(2) Assorted Allen & Ginter: (1) N25 Wild Animals of the World Chamois (VG); and (1) N42 Song Birds of the world Mariposa (GD)
(5) Assorted Kinney: (1) N218 Famous Gems of the World Cape Diamond Africa (VG); (1) N219 Harlequin Cards 1st Series Seven of Hearts “A Batch OF Barristers” (GD); (1) N228 Novelties Type 5 “Woman on a Hot Air Ballon” (FR) due to small obverse surface loss; and (2) N233 Transparent Playing Cards both (GD): Jack of Hearts, Ten of Spades
(7) Miscellaneous: (1) Duke’s N80 Holidays Harvest Home (VG); (1) Old Judge Vehicles of the World A Palanquin (VG); (1) Schumacher & Ettunger Parasol Drill Waiting for an Escort (GD); (1) Virginia Brights blank back card “Boy Playing Flute” (GD); and (3) blank back Bird cards on heavy stock, all (GD) with: The Tropic Bird, White-Throated Shag and Yellow-Crested Cockatoo