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M00543 - Robert E Lee: Most desirable card from Duke Cigarettes Short History of the Civil War series

Item Number: M00543

Item Title: Robert E Lee: Most desirable card from Duke Cigarettes Short History of the Civil War series

Price: $100

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

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Description:The marketing phenomenon of tobacco cards that put Duke cigarettes on the map was the classic 1888-89 series of 50 Civil War Generals and Admirals. You had to smoke a lot to get them all and the #1 "card" (actually booklet) then and now was Robert E Lee.

This one has come apart and lost the staple in the spine. There is another staple hole from a long since removed one through the front and back that was keeping the front and back covers together (they are now apart). This is an expensive card to get and $100 is actually a good deal. Back when you could get them on eBay (banned now because of the Confederate flag) the Lee card generally went for over $200 each.


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