Vintage Hamilton Girls and Bathing Beauties Collection 
Lot Number 953
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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Presented is a large collection of early 20th Century tobacco issues featuring ladies and girls. The collection includes four different issues with two different Turkish Trophies Hamilton Girls premiums, Series 3 and Series 5. The Series 5 set is missing #66 and #82. Issued in 1902 as a premium for Turkish Trophies Cigarettes, these tobacco cards are generically referred to as Hamilton King cards even though Hamilton King did not furnish all of the designs. The complete series contains five different series with cards #1-12 known as the “Sketches”, second series cards #13-24 entitled “Girls”, and third series cards #25-36 called “Bathing Girls”. All three series were drawn by Hamilton King. The fourth series, #37-61, are “Period Gowns” and were drawn by Mayer. The fifth series, #62-86, were “Flag Girls” and were drawn by Sonn. The cards measure 6x8 and are in solid mid-grade (VG-EX to EX). The other issues in this assortment include an absolutely gorgeous 1908 L5 Hamilton King Girls leather premium #65 Newport Girl (NM) and a complete set of 1910 S55 Bathing Beach Girls (6 silks) in EX-MT to NM condition. There is also an original mailing envelope for the Turkish Trophies Series 3 cards (FR). This is an incredible lot for the vintage non-sports collector. 
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