Lot # 92: 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Otto Shomberg - Newly Discovered - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM



Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the only example graded at this level with none higher! Rare N175 "Small" Gypsy Queen of Otto Shomberg (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 is a fresh-to-the-hobby example consigned to this auction by the family of the original owner. This card has an extremely strong image, a quality highly prized among nineteenth-century collectors. The card displays even touches of wear at the corners and outstanding centering slightly to the right. The blank reverse displays some mild discoloration. This is an extremely sharp-looking sample from this rare and unusual Old Judge-related nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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