1889 Duke/Gail & Ax Novelties Set and Checklist (N122)

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Title Duke/Gail & Ax Novelties (N122)
Year 1889
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Type 19th Century Tobacco
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1889 Duke/Gail & Ax Novelties Set Overview

n122-duke-novelties-tennis.jpgThis 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

  1. Book
  2. Broom
  3. Fan
  4. Feathers
  5. Flower pot
  6. Leaves
  7. Mirror (blue hat, looking ahead)
  8. Mirror (blue hat, looking to side)
  9. Mirror (crown)
  10. Mirror (no hat)
  11. Mirror (red/orange hat)
  12. Mirror (square dark)
  13. Mirror (square light)
  14. Pad and Pencil
  15. Paper
  16. Picture frame
  17. Pin cushion
  18. Playing cards
  19. Postage stamp on postcard/envelope
  20. Privacy Screen
  21. Shell
  22. Tambourine
  23. Tennis racket
  24. Wicker box
  25. Wings

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