1910 Zira Cigarettes S75 Famous Queens Uncut Silk Sheet of (66) 
Lot Number 948
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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Description

Released in 1910 by the American Tobacco Company in packages of Nebo and Zira cigarettes, the Famous Queens silk series featured 15 of the most distinguished women in history. Presented is a 1910 Zira Cigarettes S75 Famous Queens uncut sheet of (66) silks. Featured are (11) silks for six different subjects including, Queen of Sheba, Isabella Queen of Spain, Marie-Theresa Queen of Austria, Victoria Queen of England, Louisa Queen of Prussia and Esther Hebrew Queen. Considering the 20 x 28-1/2 artifact is approaching the century mark in age, this intricate silk sheet has survived the decades quite well. Detracted by the usual top fraying and body creases associated with the designation, only one silk reveals moderate staining. Possibly a unique artifact, uncut material from the turn of the twentieth century is almost unheard of. A wise choice for the advanced non-sports assembly. 
 
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