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A fine collection of (3) nonsport tobacco card sets from the turn of the century, all lithographed and detailing beautiful women of the era. 2 sets are complete, 1 is partial, and overall present at a conservative mid-grade level. The collection includes 1884 N111 ‘Gems of Beauty’ partial set (20/25); Honest Long Cut / Duke Sons & Co. backs. 6 are EX to EX-MT, 11 VG to VG-EX, 3 slightly lesser; 1890 N129 ‘Stars of the Stage’ complete set of 25; 23 with Honest Long Cut / Duke Sons & Co. backs and 2 with Navy / Gail & Ax backs. 8 are EX to EX-MT, 11 VG to VG-EX, 6 slightly lesser; 2 have slight surface chipping and 2 have some paper loss on the reverse; 1890 N132 Honest Long Cut ‘Stars of the Stage’ Diecuts (Series 4) complete set of 25. 12 are EX to EX-MT, 8 VG to VG-EX, 5 lesser; 5 have slight surface chipping, 5 exhibit some back damage and 2 show creases. A nice collection of nonsport tobacco issues. Total of 70 cards.
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