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1887 N184 Kimball Champions Opened Pack – Possibly the World’s Finest!

Lot 61. 1887 N184 Kimball Champions Opened Pack – Possibly the World’s Finest! To compete with Allen & Ginter and Goodwin, the W. S. Kimball Co. of Rochester issued a set of 50 “Champions of Games and Sport” in 1887. Cards were offered in boxes of High Grade and Little Jock- ey cigarettes. The High Grade pack offered here is just that. Its appearance is nm. Close examination reveals a scuff on each side of the tray, and also on one side of the box. One scuff seems to be where a tab on the tax stamp may have been removed, and the other, where something was attached to the tray and the side. There also is a very light crease on the top of the box. These conditions have little effect on the appearance of the box. The colors are strong and bright, as though the lithography were completed yesterday, instead of 123 years ago. If measured against 99 other 19th century opened cigarette packs selected at random, this one almost certainly would be in the top 5. And if anyone could find 99 other Kimball packs, it’s unlikely that any of them would rate higher than this one!
Winning Bid $148.


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