Lot 8. 1952 Topps Look ‘N See Near Set – 107 of 135. The cards include #1 Franklin Roosevelt vg, 2-14, 16-29, 30 Lindbergh vg-ex, 31-44, 45 Earhart vg-ex, 46-52, 54-69, 72, 74, 76-81, 83, 85, 87, 89-91, 93-95, 97-100, 102, 104, 105, 107, 109-111, 113-117, 120, 123, 124, 127, 128, 130 and 131. The complete grade breakdown is - Ex: 21 cards. Vg-ex: 61. Vg: 17. G: 8.
Winning Bid $200
Lot 493. 43 Different 1890 N150 Duke Actors and Actresses. These cards have sepia photos of actresses applied to thick, rigid stock. “Honest Long Cut” appears below each photo. The performers are not identified. As the “American Tobacco Cards Price Guide and Checklist” notes, “The sizes vary considerably, with an average of 2 3/8” x 4”. The cards have blank dark green or black backs. Ten cards or ex or better, while the others average vg-ex.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 494. 23 Different 1910 T58 “Fish Series” Cards. Ten cards have Piedmont backs, and 13 have Sweet Caporal backs. There are two Hake cards, but with different backs. Nine Piedmont cards have 1-100 backs, and one has a 1-50 back. Among the Sweet Caporal cards, 1-100 backs dominate, by a 7-6 margin. Vg: 1 card. G: 1. F-g: 6. F: 13. P: 2.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 495. 1911 Will’s “Celebrated Ships” Complete Set of 50. The cards’ color fronts display one or more historic ships. Backs provide information on the ships. Among them are the Bounty, Britannia, Mayflower, Merrimac and Monitor, Nautilus, Nimrod, Golden Hind, and Santa Maria. The set is vg-ex.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 496. 1923 Players Cigarettes “Characters from Dickens” Complete Set of 50. These cards measure approximately 1 3/8” x 2 5/8”. Each has an artist’s drawing in color on the front, along with the character’s name and the work in which he or she appears. The back has a description of the character. Among these figures are Oliver Twist, the Artful Dodger, Mr. Pickwick, Scrooge, David Copperfield, Uriah Heep and the Marchioness. Ex.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 497. 1926 W.D. & H.O. Wills “Wonders of the Past” Complete Set of 50. Each card front has a colorful representation of an exceptional structure or other work of art from the distant past. The card back provides the details. Represented are the Sphinx of Gizeh, Statue of Tutankhamen, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Wall of China, Venus of Milo, Stonehenge, the Parthenon, Solomon’s Temple at Jerusalem and much more. The set averages ex-m.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 499. 1928 Wills “Cinema Stars” Second Series of 25 Cards – Shearer, Moran, Etc. Each card has a color portrait on the front and biographical and career highlights on the back. Among the actors and actresses are Mary Astor, Clara Bow, Betty Bronson (Peter Pan in the 1924 film), Adolphe Menjou, Lois Moran, Norma Shearer and Norma Talmadge. Ex to ex+.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 500. 1929 W.D. & H.O. Wills “English Period Costumes” Complete Set of 50. These costumes traverse seven centuries, from the 12th through the mid-19th. A colorful illustration on the front of each card depicts a lady or gentleman in a period outfit. The card back describes the drawing. An entertaining and educational vg-ex set.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 501. 1930s R184-2 “Indian Chiefs” Set of 24 in 3 Uncut Strips of 8 Cards. . These cards are vertical with only the chief’s photo on the front. The backs have each chief’s name and historical information. The set includes Red Cloud, Little Big-Man and Sitting Bull. Each strip is slightly miscut, with 1/16” of the strip next to it on the left side. This condition seems to be somewhat common for the issue. Each strip lines up perfectly with one of the other strips. Otherwise, the three strips are free of creases with sharp corners and have nm-m to mint cards.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 502. 39 Different 1931 R74 Goudey “Indian Gum” Cards. These cards are from four different series, and are listed by series. Series of 48: #11, 25 Geronimo vg-ex, 31 Powhatan vg, 35, 43 and 200 Shar-i-tar-ish vg-ex. Series of 96: #26, 32, 58, 61 Sam Houston vg-ex, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 Kit Carson vg-ex and 70. Series of 192: #73, 75, 89, 90 Yellowstone Kelly vg-ex, 91, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 111, 121, 122, 129, 133, 135 and 141. Series of 264, #92, 93, 108 and 113. Cards without grades above are Ex: 2 cards. Vg-ex: 27. Vg: 2. G: 2.
Winning Bid $163
Lot 503. Two Sheets of 1932 E.A.N. Co. National Screen Star Stamps. Each sheet contains 18 color portraits of actors and actresses. The stars on one sheet include Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Jimmy Durante, Helen Hayes, Buster Keaton, Robert Young, Jackie Cooper and John Barrymore. All are from the MGM studio. The sheet is separated into a sheet of nine stamps, a sheet of six stamps and a strip of three. The Barrymore stamp is damaged. The other sheet, with performers from Universal, includes Lucille Browne, Tom Mix, June Clyde, Boris Karloff and Lew Ayers. It is separated into two nine-stamp sheets, and stamps of James Flavin and Eddie Gibbon are damaged. Otherwise, individual stamps are ex to nm
Winning Bid $10
Lot 504. 7 1934 R147 Tarzan and the Crystal Vault of Isis Cards. These cards are from a set of 50 issued by Schutter-Johnson and distributed in one-cent packages of Tarzan of the Apes Candy. #6 A Mystery g, 11 The Call to the Apes vg-ex, 12 Major Falsburg g, 14 The Phantom Fleet g, 16 Treachery! g-vg, 24 Tarzan Reconnoiters vg and 40 The Cliff of Death: Nila Restored vg.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 505. 1934 W.D. & H.O. Wills “Radio Celebrities” Complete Set of 50. A color portrait of each star appears on the front of the card, and biographical information is on the back. The set contains various types of entertainers – a violinist, a pianist, a baritone, radio hosts, comedians and more. Hermione Gingold and Stanley Holloway are among the more easily recognized names. Other performers include bandleader Debroy Somers, singer Elsie Carlisle, humorist Stainless Stephen, and singer-comedians Mr. Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam. The set averages ex-m+.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 506. 1934 Godfrey Phillips “Film Favourites” Set of 50 Tobacco Cards. These cards have color portraits on the front and biographical sketches on the back. The set includes Helen Hayes, Carole Lombard, Norma Shearer, Claudette Colbert, Jeannette MacDonald, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Helen Twelvetrees and Anna May Wong. Ex.
Winning Bid $35