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1888 Duke Heroes Of The Civil War 50-Card Set with rare Premium Album.

1888 Duke Heroes Of The Civil War 50-Card Set with rare Premium Album.

Dating from 1888, the N78 Heroes Of The Civil War Card Set consists of fifty (50) cards, 2 5/8" x 1 1/2", and an absolutely spectacular 56-page Album, 10 3/8 X 6 3/4". These items were originally offered as premiums by the W. Duke & Sons Tobacco Company. Each card presents a color lithograph of a prominent Civil War general, backed by thin attached pages providing a concise history of their role in the war; the fifty cards are divided equally between Union and Confederate generals. The Album provides additioanl lithographs, including action scenes, supported by vivid textual descriptions. This magnificent group is widely considered to be the most desireable of all non-sports card sets, and it is highly unusual to find an offer of set in its entirety. That the extremely scarce Album / Premium Book is included in the set makes this, literally, a "once-in-a-lifetime" find. Condition of the cards ranges from solid VG to Near-Mint or better, with the key General Robert E. Lee and U.S. Grant cards rated as EXC. Of the fifty cards, only one shows light creasing, and 2-3 have small pinholes. The extremely rare Album is Near Mint, with only a bit of wear at the spine and slight rounding of the corners. The interior pages are pristine, and it is likely that the album was rarely opened. An opportunity to own perhaps the finest known complete set of these historically significant items.


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