Lot # 74: 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Henry Boyle - Newly Discovered!

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2019",
which ran from 3/6/2019 3:10 PM to
3/24/2019 6:00 PM

Rare N175 "Small" Gypsy Queen of Henry Boyle (Indianapolis). This card is the same size and general format as N172 Old Judge, but with a slightly distinctive design, and advertising for Goodwin's Gypsy Queen brand of tobacco. There has always been some confusion as to the catalog number of the smaller Gypsy Queens (similar in size to N172s and not to be confused with the even rarer large-sized N175 Gypsy Queens, of which nine different cards are known) because the ACC does not distinguish between the two sizes of cards represented by "N175." This card was included as part of the fresh-to-the-hobby collection of N338-1s presented elsewhere in this auction. This card has a strong image, a quality highly prized among nineteenth-century collectors. Graded FAIR 1.5 by SGC (submitted by REA), the card displays even wear at the corners and part of the next card showing along the top border. A few heavy, vertical surface creases are visible on the blank reverse. This is a very attractive sample from this rare and unusual Old Judge-related nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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