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Four hundred and ten (410) Tobacco trade cards and booklet, including Le Roy Cigars, Red Man Chewing Tobacco, American Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, Lone Jack Cigarette Co., Currier and Ives, Chinese, Oscar Wilde card, Black Americana, and more. Includes: forty-eight (48) Le Roy Cigars cards depicting monarchs and leaders of foreign counrties, including one (1) Victoria Queen of England, one (1) Nicholas II Emperor of Russia, one (1) Leo XIII Pope of Rome, and more; twenty-four (24) Lorillard's Tiger Fine Cut cards depicting dancers and actresses, including one (1) Emily Sanford, one (1) Catharine Florence, one (1) Pauline Hall, one (1) Mabel Love, one (1) Cissy Fitzgerald, one (1) Barbara Huntley, one (1) Adelaide Cushman, one (1) Julia Mackay, and one (1) Georgia Cayvan; sixteen (16) Goodwin & Co. Old Judge Cigarettes cards, including eight (8) flowers, six (6) Games and Sports, and two (2) Dogs of the World; fifteen (15) Red Man Chewing Tobacco Indian Chiefs of American History cards, including one (1) No. 6 Noon Day, one (1) No. 7 John Yellow Flower, one (1) No. 9 Keokuk's Son, one (1) No. 10 Grey Eagle, one (1) No. 11 Red Cloud, one (1) No. 12 Always Riding, one (1) No. 14 Spotted Tail, one (1) No. 15 Rushing Bear, one (1) No. 19 Big Razor, one (1) No. 20 Arkikita, one (1) No. 22 John Grass, one (1) No. 22 Many Horns, one (1) No. 33 Big Elk, one (1) No. 36 Chief Joseph, and one (1) No. 37 Sitting Bull; fifteen (15) American Sweet Caporal Cigarettes cards depicting politicians and military figures, including one (1) Horace Porter, one (1) Joseph H. Choate, one (1) Richard Croker, one (1) William J. Bryan, one (1) Charles H. Allen, one (1) Adlai E. Stevenson, one (1) Chauncey M. Depew, one (1) Captain J. B. Coghlan, one (1) Leonard Wood, G. C. Remey, one (1) A. J. Beveridge, one (1) David B. Hill, one (1) E. H. Conger, one (1) Richmond P. Hobson, and one (1) Thomas C. Platt; fifteen (15) Chinese trades cards depicting courtly scenes, figures on horseback, and young beauties; eleven (11) Lone Jack Cigarette Co. Greatest Inventors and Inventions of the Present Age cards, including two (2) James Watt, one (1) Sir Humphry Davy, one (1) Capt. James B. Eads, one (1) John Ericson, one (1) Roger Bacon, one (1) Eli Whitney, one (1) Sir Robert Peel, one (1) George M. Pullman, one (1) Sir Richard Arkwright, and one (1) George Stephenson; eight (8) Currier and Ives Seal of North Carolina Plug Cut cards depicting two boys and a white horse. Reverses of the cards all carry "Best of" lists, including one (1) Athletics: High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vaulting and Standing Long Jump, one (1) Heavy Weight Performances: Putting 16 lb. Shot, Throwing the Hammer, and Throwing 56 lb. Weight, one (1) Athletics: Running, Walking, one (1) The Turf: Fastest 1 mile heats in Harness, one (1) Fastest Steamship and Best Time of Sailing Vessels, one (1) Bicycle Record, one (1) Best Drawn Characters in Fiction, and one (1) The Best Novels; six (6) Capadura Cigar The Four Champions cards; two (2) Recruit Cigarette Celebrated Generals of the late Civil War cards, including one (1) General Fitzhugh Lee and one (1) General George B. McClellan; one (1) Straiton & Storm's Cigars Aesthetic Movement Oscar Wilde card; one (1) World Havana Centennial Souvenir 1789-1889 depicting Presidents George Washington and Benjamin Harrison; one (1) American Tobacco Co Black Americana "My Coal Black Lady" card; one (1) Catlin Tobacco Company, The Artistic Fund of Facts booklet; and more. Items range in size from 2 5/8" H x 1 5/8" W to 8 1/4" H x 6 1/8" W. All items housed in one (1) three ring binder. American, late 19th/early 20th century.


Overall good condition with light fading and toning, errant pencil/ink marks, creases, areas of loss, staining, etc. to be expected from age and manner of use. Includes duplicates of some cards. Some cards have been cut down or skinned.

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Large Collection of 410 Tobacco Trade Cards

Estimate $300 - $400Oct 05
Knoxville, TN, USA