1924 Imperial Tobacco full set C20 ‘Merchant Ships of the World’ cards

Complete set of 50 cards.

Condition is overall fine, but varied: a few cards have stains on back and/or front. No tears, occasional crease:

Front Stains: 1,13,18,22,28,45,48,50
Back stains: 8,12,13,14,15,18 24,28,34,45,48,50
Crease: 13,14,22,28,46

 

Please see photos (order is top to bottom, left to right for front photos).

Overall, a nice set.

3.5 x 6.75 cm

 

As a group, tobacco cards are extremely difficult to find in decent condition—a requirement for many serious card collectors—as they have been weathered for more than 120 years and were originally made to support a cigarette pack, not to last a century.

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