‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Duke/Gail & Ax Novelties (N122)
|Type||19th Century Tobacco
|Number in Set
1889 Duke/Gail & Ax Novelties Set Overview
This unique novelties set was created by Duke Tobacco for its Honest Long Cut Tobacco brand as well as Gail & Ax for its Navy Long Cut products. Cards can be found with both the Duke and Gail & Ax advertisements.
Cards were produced in or around 1889. They were die-cuts featuring various women against different backdrops. The set is very similar to the N228 Kinney Novelties set, particularly the N228-3, N228-4, and N228-6 subsets, which featured die-cut cards.
These die-cuts featured women with different backgrounds. Many different things were used but several merely picture inside of a mirror.
While it is mostly a non-sports set, one woman is pictured against a tennis racket. Interestingly enough, a die-cut tennis card was also found in that aforementioned N228 Kinney set.
Some of the Kinney subsets are quite rare. However, as a whole, they are easier to find than these Duke/Gail & Ax novelties and these cards typically sell for more.
1889 Duke/Gail & Ax Novelties Set Checklist
- Flower pot
- Mirror (blue hat, looking ahead)
- Mirror (blue hat, looking to side)
- Mirror (crown)
- Mirror (no hat)
- Mirror (red/orange hat)
- Mirror (square dark)
- Mirror (square light)
- Pad and Pencil
- Picture frame
- Pin cushion
- Playing cards
- Postage stamp on postcard/envelope
- Privacy Screen
- Tennis racket
- Wicker box