1911-12 T99 “Sights and Scenes of the World” Partial Set of 35 Cards.
Lot 652. 1911-12 T99 “Sights and Scenes of the World” Partial Set of 35 Cards. From a set of 50, this partial set comprises 35 different cards plus five duplicates. Twenty-six cards are slightly trimmed, most by 1/16” to 1/8”. Size variations in issues from this era occasionally occur. The “Sport Americana” size given for these cards in 1981 is 2-3/8” x 3-7/16”. The following 14 cards vary slightly in size but show no signs of trimming. Four cards in this group of 14 are 2-3/8” or slightly larger by approximately 1/32” short of the 3-7/16” figure: The Alps vg+, the Colosseum vg+, the Geysers in Yellowstone g+ to vg and the Leaning Tower of Pisa vg+ to ex. Seven are 2-3/8” x 3-3/8”: The Arch of Triumph, the Grand Opera House Paris, the Pyramids, Ruins of Pompeii, St. Gotthard Tunnel, the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey; these cards average vg to vg-ex. Two are 1/32” short of 2-3/8” and measure slightly more than 3-3/8”: The Great Sphinx g and the Library of Congress vg with a stain. And one card is slightly short of 2-3/8” and measures 3-3/8”: The Fourth Bridge, Scotland g. Among the slightly trimmed cards, with grades for their as-trimmed appearance, are the Cathedral of Notre Dame vg, the Eifel Tower ex, the Grand Canyon vg-ex, Niagara Falls ex, the Rock of Gibraltar vg-ex, the Statue of Liberty vg+, the Wall of China ex, the Washington Monument vg-ex and Westminster Abbey vg+. The unlisted cards average vg+. Thirty-one of the 35 cards and three duplicates (34 total) have advertising on the back for both Pan Handle Scrap and Royal Bengals. The cards with only Pan Handle Scrap are the Colosseum, the Geysers in Yellowstone, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Library of Congress (in the group of 35), as well as the Alps and the Lakes of Killarney (duplicates). Winning Bid $20.