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Lot 387.  Circa 1888 N79 Duke “Histories of Poor Boys” John Jacob Astor Booklet. Lithographed by Knapp & Co. of New York, this 16-page booklet the size of a tobacco card tells the story of the merchant and fur trader who became one of the richest individuals of his time. Vg-ex.
Winning Bid $15     

Lot 388.  Trade Card, Early 1900s Holiday and Ford Postcards and Davy Crockett Cards. Eleven cards span the late 1800s through 1956. A 4.5” x 6.5” color trade card showing a mill in winter promotes McLane’s Pills; tear at the top, significant back damage, p. The key postcards offer Thanksgiving or Christmas greetings and a glimpse of a Model T Ford car. The Thanksgiving postcard, from H.S.V. Litho and postmarked in 1909, depicts an early America settler carving a turkey as a Native American peers through a window. This colorful embossed card has a gold border; g-vg. A Wolfe & Co. card postmarked in 1919 offers a Christmas greeting from a young girl and three puppies. Vg. In the Ford postcard, which has pencil writing on the back and is dated 1919, a boy with a broken wheel on his toy car asks a Model T driver if he has an extra wheel. This Ford Booster comic postcard features artwork by Witt. G+. The fourth postcard, from 1909, has a chipped corner and otherwise is vg. The Davy Crockett orange back cards are #6, 11, 17, 24, 72 and 77. They average f. Ten items.
Winning Bid $7     

Lot 389.  33 Tobacco Cards from T57 “Fable,” T62 “Fortune” and T97 “Riddle Series.” All different. Thirteen cards are from the 1910-12 T57 Turkish Trophy “Fable Series,” 10 from the first series and three from the second. Vg: 1 card. G-vg: 3. G: 3. F: 3. P:3. Three cards represent the 1910 T62 Turkish Trophy “Fortune Series.” They begin “You are bound to rise” f, “You are not patient” vg-ex and “You are sincerity itself” g-vg. American Tobacco’s Perfection brand is the source of 17 1910 “Riddle Series” cards. Some of the humor in this set is a bit obscure, but the artwork is excellent. F overall.
Winning Bid $17     

Lot 390.  35 Vintage Silks from 10 Sets. 1. 6 1901 S72 Old Mill or Zira Small Type 1 “Actresses,” Emma Carus, Kay Cox, Elsie Ferguson, Mary Ryan, Edna May Spooner and Marguerite Sylva (Zira). 2. 11 S33 Piper Heidsieck “National Flags,” Bremen, Congo, Cuba, Dublin, French Colonies West, Hannover, Saxony, South African Republic, Tasmania, Tonkin and Uruguay. 3. 4 S87 “State Flags,” Alabama, Alaska, Georgia and Louisiana. 4. 3 S40 Nebo or Zira “National Flag, Song and Flowers,” Italy and Sweden (2 5/8” x 3 7/8”) and Poland (3” x 4 7/8”). 5. 2 S35 Zira or Nebo “Flags and Arms,” Liberia and Norway. 6. S9 Old Mill “Butterflies.” 7. 4 S49 Zira Type 1 “Flowers,” California Poppy, Gladiola, Jack Rose and Purple Clematis. 8. “Flowers,” Linum, 2.5” x 3”. 9. S80 Old Mill “Women of Ancient Egypt,” Lyi. 10. 3 S6 Zira “Birds,” North African Cougal, Towhee and Wood Warbler. Generally a mix of g and g-vg.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 391.  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.
Minimum Bid $10     

Lot 392.  1916 Wills Cigarettes “Mining” Set of 50 Cards. The backs of these cards, which have color fronts, provide a tutorial on mining elements, minerals and gems from asbestos to turquoises. The cards average vg-ex to ex.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 393.  9 1930s Dixie Lids Featuring Actors and Actresses. By year, the Hollywood figures are: 1933, Walter Huston vg, Myrna Loy g and Robert Montgomery vg-ex, all without tabs. 1934, Jackie Cooper vg-ex. 1936, Buster Crabbe vg-ex. And 1937, Clark Gable vg-ex, Myrna Loy (2) one vg-ex and one f-g, and Fred MacMurray vg. Seven have backs promoting Reid’s Ice Cream. Two have Borden’s backs, one with a line drawing of “Uncle Don.”
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 394.  1934 Gallaher Cigarettes “Champions of Screen & Stage” Set of 48 Cards. Cards in this tobacco issue have color fronts and biographical backs in red. The set includes Mae West, Greta Garbo, Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Maurice Chevalier, Tallulah Bankhead, Norma Shearer, Myrna Loy, Carole Lombard, Douglas Fairbanks, Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich. Ex-m to nm overall.
Winning Bid $113     

Lot 395.  1934 Godfrey Phillips “Film Favourites” Set of 50 Tobacco Cards. These cards have color portraits on the front and biographical sketches on the back. The set includes Helen Hayes, Carole Lombard, Norma Shearer, Claudette Colbert, Jeannette MacDonald, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Helen Twelvetrees and Anna May Wong. They average vg-ex to ex.
Winning Bid $32     

Lot 396.  1935 Gallaher Cigarettes “Famous Film Scenes” Set of 48 Cards. These cards have color scenes from movies on the front and a description of the film on the back. They include W. C. Fields and Freddie Bartholomew in “David Copperfield,” Laurel and Hardy in “Babes in Toyland,” Robert Young and Betty Furness in “The Band Played On,” Joel McCrea and Fay Wray in “The Richest Girl in the World,” Douglas Fairbanks and Merle Oberon in “The Private Life of Don Juan” and Shirley Temple and Gary Cooper in “Now and Forever.” Nm to nm-m overall.
Winning Bid $92     

Lot 397.  1935 Gallaher “Film Partners” Set of 48 Color Tobacco Cards. The backs of these cards describe the movie featuring the actors on the front. Among the duos are Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Crawford, Myrna Loy and Cary Grant, George Burns and Gracie Allen, and George Raft and Carole Lombard. The cards average vg-ex to ex+.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 398.  1935 Gallaher Cigarettes “Stars of Screen & Stage” Set of 48 Cards. With color portraits on the front and backs in green with biographical sketches, these cards include Laurel and Hardy, Ginger Rogers, Robert Montgomery, Maureen O’Sullivan, Margaret Sullivan and Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Ex-m+ to nm+ overall.
Winning Bid $117     

Lot 399.  1937 Player & Sons “Famous Beauties” Set of 25 Cards. These 2.5” x 3” tobacco cards depict such diverse figures as Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Pocahontas and Catherine the Great. The backs contain brief biographies. Vg-ex.
Winning Bid $55     

Lot 400.  1939 Gallaher Cigarettes “My Favourite Part” Set of 48 Cards. These cards have color fronts and the actor’s opinion of a particular role on the back. Among the stars are Errol Flynn, Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Spencer Tracy, Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, Laurence Oliver, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Jeannette MacDonald and Bette Davis. Ex-m+ to nm+ overall.
Winning Bid $35     

Lot 401.  12 Disney 1950s Bread Labels – Mickey Mouse (Baseball Player), Donald Duck, Bambi, Etc. Eight labels are from the “Cartoon Characters” set, and four from the “Occupations” set. Figures from the “Characters” set are Bambi, Bongo, Brer Bear, Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Cleo, Daisy Duck, Dewey and Donald Duck. Mickey Mouse is present in the “Occupations” set as a Baseball Player; Donald Duck as a Skater; and Goofy as a Boxer and Skier. Generally g-vg.
Winning Bid $55     

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