1888 Kinney Famous Running Horses / Famous American Trotters Photos (N239) Set and Checklist

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Title Kinney Famous Running Horses / Famous American Trotters Photos (N239)
Year 1888
Size 8″ x 10″ and 10″ x 12″
Images Color
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set
100

1888 Kinney Famous Running Horses / Famous American Trotters Photos (N239) Overview

Kinney Brothers was a popular tobacco brand that issued several sets of horse racing cards in the late 1800s. In addition to issuing cigarette cards, the company offered a special premium item to collectors.

In exchange for 25 of their cigarette cards, a collector could receive a larger photo of a horse. The cards could be taken from any one of three Kinney horse racing sets, known today as the N229 Famous Running Horses (American horses), N230 Famous Running Horses (English horses), or the N231 Great American Trotters sets.

In all, it is believed that 100 of these photos were available. However, they are fairly rare and whether or not all 100 can be found today is not known.

One option that was given is a collector could receive a large photo of a racehorse featured in either the N229 or N230 sets. In addition, another 25 photos of different American racehorses were also available. With 25 cards in each N229 and N230, that meant a total of 75 of those photos were available. These photos were all 8″ x 10″ in size.

A second option was to secure a photo of one of the horses in the N231 set. Those photos were slightly larger, measuring 10″ x 12″ in size.

1888 Kinney Famous Running Horses / Famous American Trotters Photos (N239) Checklist

Below are checklists for both sets.

Famous Running Horses Checklist

  1. The Bard
  2. Dew Drop
  3. Dry Monopole
  4. Elkwood
  5. Emperor of Norfolk
  6. Favordale Colt
  7. Firenzi
  8. Freeland
  9. French Park
  10. Hanover
  11. Hindoo
  12. Kingston
  13. Leonatus
  14. Los Angeles
  15. Luke Blackburn
  16. Miss Woodford
  17. Montrose
  18. Parole
  19. Proctor Knott
  20. Sir Dixon
  21. Terra Cotta
  22. Thora
  23. Tremont
  24. Troubadour
  25. Volante
  26. Bend Or
  27. Bendigo
  28. Blair Athol
  29. Caracatus
  30. Cremorne
  31. Galopin
  32. George Frederick
  33. Gladiateur
  34. Iroquois
  35. Kingcraft
  36. Macheath
  37. Marquis
  38. Melton
  39. Merry Hampton
  40. Ormonde
  41. Pretender
  42. Promised Land
  43. Robert the Devil
  44. Shotover
  45. Silvio
  46. Sir Bevys
  47. St. Blaise
  48. St. Gatien-Harvester
  49. Tristan
  50. Voltigeur
  51. American Racehorse TBD
  52. American Racehorse TBD
  53. American Racehorse TBD
  54. American Racehorse TBD
  55. American Racehorse TBD
  56. American Racehorse TBD
  57. American Racehorse TBD
  58. American Racehorse TBD
  59. American Racehorse TBD
  60. American Racehorse TBD
  61. American Racehorse TBD
  62. American Racehorse TBD
  63. American Racehorse TBD
  64. American Racehorse TBD
  65. American Racehorse TBD
  66. American Racehorse TBD
  67. American Racehorse TBD
  68. American Racehorse TBD
  69. American Racehorse TBD
  70. American Racehorse TBD
  71. American Racehorse TBD
  72. American Racehorse TBD
  73. American Racehorse TBD
  74. American Racehorse TBD
  75. American Racehorse TBD

Great American Trotters Checklist

  1. American Girl
  2. Clingstone
  3. Dexter
  4. Flora Temple
  5. Geo. Patchen
  6. Geo. Wilkes
  7. Goldsmith Maid
  8. Harry Wilkes
  9. Hopeful
  10. Jay Eye See
  11. Joe Elliott
  12. Johnson
  13. Lady Suffolk
  14. Lula
  15. Majolica
  16. Maud S.
  17. Maxy Cobb
  18. Occident
  19. Phallas
  20. Rarus
  21. Rysdyk’s Hambletonian
  22. Smuggler
  23. St. Julien
  24. Trinket
  25. Trustee

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