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Lot 360.  Circa 1890 A34 Duke “Yacht Colors of the World” Partial Album. The cover and five pages of this album are present. All 50 cards in the N91 card set are depicted. The front cover is torn along the left side and detached. The pages and back cover have been re-stapled. Pages are missing for the two other sets represented in this album – “Fancy Dress Ball Costumes” and “Musical Instruments.” The five pages have creases at the left and rounded corners. Generally, the image area is crease-free. Individual pages would display nicely.
Current Bid $20     


Lot 361.  5 Different 1890s Newsboy Cabinet Photos. Each of these cards is approximately 4.25” x 6.5”. Two Have “Newsboy” and “New York” in red, and number on both the mount and the photo: #5 Patti vg-ex and 68 Ada Rehar vg . Two more have the number only on the photo: #49 Jennie Goldthwaite g-vg and 87 Effie Shannon vg-ex. A third type has “Newsboy” and “New York” in green, with the number on the card and mount: #325 Jessie Bartlett-Davis ex. Shannon appeared on Broadway, in silent movies and in early talkies. Bartlett was an opera singer, actress and songwriter. In the 1890 opera “Robin Hood,” she played Alan a-Dale and introduced the song “Oh Promise Me.”
Current Bid $20     


Lot 362.  5 Rare Circa 1892 M27-5 New York Recorder “Ruler and Flag” Supplements. All different, these blank-backed supplements, each approximately 6” x 8.5”, have the portrait of a ruler and a representation of his nation’s flag on the front. The subjects are President Peixoto of Brazil p; Jorge Montt, President of Chile p; William II, Emperor of Germany g; King Charles I of Portugal p, and King Alexander I of Servia g. Sizes do vary. We have been unsuccessful in locating a checklist for this seldom-seen issue.
Current Bid $40     


Lot 363.  4 Early 1900s Silks and 4 Blankets – 5 with an Indian Theme. All four silks have a foundation in Indian history and lore: S67 “Indian Portraits” (2) Arikiita and Rushing Bear. S68 “Portraits and Scenes” (2), Nebo Cigarettes, 3.25” x 5”, “Sioux War Chief in Full Regalia” and “Sioux Chief signaling ‘The enemy is coming’.” There also is a B12-2 “Miniature Indian Blankets,” 4.75” x 8”, plaid design on back. Three blankets are from the B6-2 “National Flags” set, 5.25” x 8.25”, Bohemia, China and Hayti. All vg.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 364.  1904 Wills’s Cigarettes “Borough Arms, Second Series” Set of 50 Cards. These cards are numbered from 51-100. Each front has a coat of arms, and the back describes it. This colorful and informative set includes Canterbury, Great Britain & Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Blackpool, etc. Ex-m.
Minimum Bid $10     


Lot 365.  58 Different 1909-11 T59 “Flags of All Nations” Cards, All with Sweet Caporal Backs. These cards cover Amsterdam to Wurtemberg. Three pilot flags and two signal flags are included. Most of the cards have blue backs. Twelve are red, and 12 are either black or very dark blue. Thirty-six cards are vg, 19 g and 3 f.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 366.  26 (24 Different) 1911 T44 “Birthday Horoscopes” Cards. Each month is represented in this group, and there are no more than three cards for any month. From a set of 360. These cards average vg-ex.
Current Bid $10     


Lot 367.  1912 Wills’s Cigarettes “Mining” Set of 50 Cards. Approaching their 100th anniversary, these cards depict and describe early 20th century mining for minerals and elements ranging from asbestos to turquoise. Color fronts show the mining process, which is explained on the back. The cards also cover mining coal, copper, diamonds, gold, iron, marble, mica, oil, platinum, plumbago (graphite), radium, rubies, salt, sapphires, silver and tin. Ex to ex-m.
Current Bid $20     


Lot 368.  1912 Wills’s Cigarettes “Roses” Set of 50 Cards. Numbered from 1-50, these cards provide illustrations and descriptions of 50 different types of roses – in alphabetical order, from the Blush Rambler to the Severine. A vintage primer for the new or veteran rose gardener! Ex to ex-m.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 369.  1914 Wills Cigarettes “Overseas Dominions (Canada) Set of 50 Cards. These tobacco cards have colorful scenes of Canada on the front and descriptions of the scenes on the back. They average vg-ex.
Current Bid $5     


Lot 370.  1915 Player & Sons “Players Past and Present” Set of 25 Cards. British actors and actresses from the Victorian era are portrayed in costume in drawings on the fronts of these cards, which have informational backs. The performers include Dennis Eadie, a stage actor who played British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in a 1916 feature film, and Winifred Emery, a famous London actress who toured the U.S. and Canada multiple times. Her husband, Cyril Maude, is in the set. So is Henry Irving, the first actor to be awarded a knighthood. In 1906, Bram Stoker published a two-volume biography of Irving, who may have inspired Stoker’s “Dracula” character. Vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $10     


Lot 371.  1916 Player & Sons “Cries of London” Set of 25 Blue-Back Cards. Color artwork on the fronts of these cards depicts various street sellers and peddlers. Their wares and their “cries” to induce customers to buy – poems, ditties, etc., are described on the backs. Products range from asparagus to toys and include coal, knives, cucumbers, wood, mops, writing pens, chickens and more. Ex to ex-m.
Current Bid $10     


Lot 372.  1924 Imperial Tobacco of Canada “The Reason Why” Partial Set – 44 of 50. These cards have color artwork on their fronts. The backs provide explanations of why light bulbs glow, horses wear blinders, waterspouts occur, a gun barrel is rifled, a golf ball has an uneven surface and other topics. Four cards are nm, 10 ex-m, 17 ex, 12 vg and 1 f. The missing cards are #1-3, 18, 22 and 47.
Minimum Bid $10     


Lot 373.  1926 Player & Sons “From Plantation to Smoker” Set of 25 Cards. Colorized photos on the fronts and information on the backs tell the story of tobacco production in the United States. Consider the set the 1926 version of the Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made.” Ex to nm.
Current Bid $5     


Lot 374.  1926 Wills’s Cigarettes “Wonders of the Past” Set of 50 Cards. “Wonders” such as the Colossus at Abu-Simbel, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Statue of Tutankhamen, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, the Bronze Buddha at Kobe, Solomon’s Temple at Jerusalem, Stonehenge, the Parthenon and the Colosseum are depicted in color on the fronts of these cards. Each location or object is described on the card back. Ex to ex-m.
Current Bid $15     




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