Auction #4 - January 2020
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One of the many oversized sets Duke issued was this 25 card set of "Presidential Possibilities" of 1888. Two of the subjects would eventually become U.S. Presidents--Benjamin Harrison of Indiana and William McKinley of Ohio. Many of the other possibilities are mostly unknown but some were subject pictured on other card sets in the 1880's including Chauncey DePew, James Blain, David Hill and Walter Q Gresham--all pictured in the N567 Newsboy Tobacco set among others. The 25 different subjects represent a number of states with New York (5) and Ohio (4) having the most subjects. The fronts of the cards have nice color busts of the subjects and the backs include a checklist of the cards and advertisement for Duke's popular Honest Long Cut brand.

This set is very nice and mostly even in grade. Almost all cards in the lot range from VG to EXMT, mostly averaging about VGEX. The cards are uniformly very nice condition. The card fronts present excellently and overall the set has a great look. With just a very few upgrades this could be a nice midgrade type set. This set is always a good addition o a 19th century tobacco card collection or political memorabilia collection.





N124 Duke Tobacco Honest Long Cut Presidential Possibilities Complete Set of (25) Cards
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,080.52
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
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