Make your way through Western culture with this collection of antique and vintage non-sport card games and singles. Dating from 1880s-1950s, this international mix bundles boxed sets of game cards with groups of tobacco and trade cards, including (10) singles graded by PSA. These ancient issues were produced in America and Europe, with various types printed in English, Italian, German or French and subject matter focuses on the arts, history and nationalism. Though condition ranges across the board throughout this assortment, the majority are pleasing examples.
1897 The Cincinnati Game Co. "Game of Authors" set of (52) game cards in average (EX to NM) condition, housed in their original factory box (VG). Also included is an instructions manual with the back page adhered to the inside of the lid. Cards include Poe, Whitman, Irving, Hawthorne, Clemens and many other notable authors.
1901 The Cincinnati Game Co. "Game of Shakespeare" set of (52) game cards in average (EX-MT to NM-MT) condition, housed in their original factory box which presents as GD with deference to a strip of clear tape around the middle. Also included is an instructions manual with the back page adhered to the inside of the lid and the other pages torn away but present. Cards include Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth and other characters from Shakespeare's works.
1955 Rudolf Forkel "Unsterliche Musiker" set of (32) music history game cards in average (EX to NM) condition, housed in their original factory box which is absent the top flap and 15% on the back panel. Cards include Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and many other great composers.
(8) PSA graded 1934 Garbatay Cigarettes "Moderne Schonheitsgalerie" tobacco cards: The title translates to "Gallery of Modern Beauties" and these card feature female Olympic athletes and film actresses. Included are: (2) MINT 9: #71 Gretl Theimer, #230 Dorothy Poynton; (4) NM-MT 8: #44 Gerda Maurus, #47 Trude Marlen, #136 Terry Ray, #173 Maria Bard; (1) EX-MT 6: #36 Magda Schnieder; and (1) EX 5: #10 Greta Garbo.
(2) PSA graded 1934 Eckstein-Halpaus "Grossen der Weltgeschichte" tobacco cards: The title translates to "Great Figures in World History" and these cards feature famous artists with #43 Peter Paul Rubens NM-MT 8 and #16 Michelangelo NM 7.
(2) 1887 Clark's "Mile-End Thread" advertising trade cards: President Carnot/France (VG), Emperor William I/Germany (EX)
1888 Duke's N126 "Rulers, Flags, Coats of Arms" Humbert I, King of Italy tri-fold tobacco card (VG-EX)
(2) 1888 Duke's N133 "Governors, Coats of Arms" tri-fold tobacco cards: Biggs/Delaware (VG-EX+), Rusk/Wisconsin (VG-EX)
1904 Liebig Extract S785 "Italian Lakes I" set of (6) French language trade cards average (EX to EX-MT)
(22) 1909-1912 Hassan T53 "Cowboy Series" tobacco cards (50% GD, 37% FR, 23% PR)
(45) 1909-1911 T59 "Flags of All Nations" tobacco cards average (FR to GD) with (34) Recruit backs; (9) Sweet caporal backs; (2) Hustler backs
(3) 1909 T29 Hassan "Animals Series" tobacco cards average (PR-FR)
(10) 1910 T57 Turkish Trophies "Fable Series" tobacco cards (20% GD, 30% FR, 50% PR)
(12) 1910 T73 Hassan "Indian Life in the "60's" tobacco cards (25% GD, 50% FR, 25% PR)
1928 Liebig Extract S1205 "Diogenes" set of (6) Italian language trade cards average (EX-MT to NM)
c.1880s-1890s "Schadlinge des Obst-u.Gemusebaues, Series 5566" set of (6) undetermined German language trade cards with farming and insects scenes on the fronts and blank backs average (VG)